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October-December 2011 (vol. 18 no. 4)
pp. 2-3
John R. Smith, IBM Research

The shift to consumption of news in digital form, as more users access information with mobile and portable devices, is driving a new premium for timeliness and immediacy of news reporting. Increasingly computer-based systems will be able to continuously monitor the pulse of the world through digital means, detecting topics of interest from open, multilingual, multimedia and social information and provide timely, relevant information.

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Index Terms:
multimedia, open source, social media, news, EIC's message, IEEE MultiMedia
Citation:
John R. Smith, "Open Channel for News," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 2-3, Oct.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2011.69
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