Stone is a software platform for journalists and other researchers to capture their work as video, as they go, in the field or at the desk, with video/webcam annotation. It logs this research on a shareable timeline that can be used to review or verify work. It also generates a highlight reel of key moments that can be embedded in news articles or other media and used to generate revenue through video advertising or the attraction of additional subscribers. Stone is a combined solution to issues of distrust, disinformation and low per-story revenue, that tilts the ecosystem in favour of diligence and research, by converting it into monetizable content. In so doing, it also incentivises best practice and restores trust through authenticity and direct connectivity with the author and their workflow. Our product has been through several iterations and garnered significant interest from some of the largest and most prestigious news organizations in the world, who see it as a solution to ec...
Stone is a software platform for journalists and other researchers to capture their work as video, as they go, in the field or at the desk, with video/webcam annotation. It logs this research on a shareable timeline that can be used to review or verify work. It also generates a highlight reel of key moments that can be embedded in news articles or other media and used to generate revenue through video advertising or the attraction of additional subscribers. Stone is a combined solution to issues of distrust, disinformation and low per-story revenue, that tilts the ecosystem in favour of diligence and research, by converting it into monetizable content. In so doing, it also incentivises best practice and restores trust through authenticity and direct connectivity with the author and their workflow. Our product has been through several iterations and garnered significant interest from some of the largest and most prestigious news organizations in the world, who see it as a solution to ecosystemic problems and a means to proliferate quality journalism by making it revenue positive. It has also seen significant interest and uptake from universities and journalism schools who see it as a pedagogical and training tool, able to assist in the teaching and marking of research processes. We started in Australia, but are moving to Berlin to be close to customers and a favourable legal and technical environment. Registered interest and LOIs for Write In Stone span Australia, Europe, the US, the UK and South America.
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Duncan Robertson
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Duncan Robertson CTO Software Developer, human sized
Sebastian Grant
Admin
Sebastian Grant