August 29, 2019
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NewsCred optimistically tackles the problem of monetizing journalism in today’s world. With the rise news aggregation sites that hardly pay writers at all, the journalism trade has suffered a great deal. NewsCred looks like a response from some technical boxers fighting from the reporter’s corner. The idea behind the NewsCred Platform API: if you can get your story out to more sources in a more standard and workable format, you can sell your content more effectively.
One of the more problematic elements of building any application is managing end user identities. Writing the code to manage who gets to access any given application not only is time consuming; it doesn’t usually add much in the way of unique value to the application.