Union for Democratic Communications

Union for Democratic Communications

The Union for Democratic Communications [UDC] is an organization of scholars and media activists that was started in 1988. Their work is in Media and Communications Studies. The main project of the UDC is a membership-based conference which takes place every 18 months. Secondarily the UDC broadcasts announcements to its membership and conference attendees, and publishes an […]

CounterSpin

CounterSpin

 CBC Newsworld’s CounterSpin, which ran from 1998 to 2004 as Canada’s only nationally televised debate show, needed a way to facilitate their production process. They were searching for a forum in which the production team could share their ideas and plan for upcoming shows. Openflows was able to provide an organizational framework that allowed for […]

Grist Magazine

Grist Magazine

Award-winning environmental news source Grist Magazine, with a monthly readership of more than half a million, needed an enterprise-class content management system that could integrate their editorial workflow with the process of managing their extensive online publication. In 2004, Openflows collaborated with Community Bandwidth to implement Bricolage at Grist. Bricolage handles their workflow and facilitates […]

VI Source

VI Source

VI Source is a free online newspaper serving the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each of the three main islands — St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix — is represented by its own portal that leads to content relevant to its residents. In 2009, Openflows completed development of a website that includes news articles, editorials and […]

The Walrus Magazine

The Walrus Magazine

From 2003 to 2005, Openflows helped The Walrus, a magazine based in Toronto, with all their ICT needs. We provided full end-to-end support and services, including initial research and procurement of hardware and necessary licensed software, as well as their installation and configuration, for the entire office and all departments. Openflows also built and assembled […]

USAToday Discussion Board

USAToday Discussion Board

In November of 2002, we began developing, supporting and hosting a new and emerging discussion board component of USAToday.com. The intention was to gradually integrate discussion and content and to help USA Today continue to outsource most of the technical operations of their web board infrastructure. USA Today found that by outsourcing the forum component […]

Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes, awarded annually since 1917, are regarded among the highest honors in U.S. print journalism, literary achievement and musical composition. In 2008, Openflows re-implemented their 15-year-old website using Drupal on a Linux, Apache, and MySQL platform. With this set-up, their existing data is more accessible, and the site allows for continued expansion of […]

CBC Radio

CBC Radio

In 2005, Openflows performed a network security audit for the English Radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Toronto. This project involved a comprehensive vulnerability assessment of workstations, servers, and routers; a critical analysis of the network architecture; and a review of organizational policies and practices related to network usage. After working closely […]

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

 In 2003, Openflows customized a website content management system for the radio and television news show Democracy Now! and developed a free and open source scheduling and production utility, Rundown, to meet the producers’ needs without costly proprietary software licenses. Rundown provides on-air hosts with background on their interview subjects and gives producers a line […]