Your post reminded me of an innovative cross-European journalism platform I explored with EurActiv, a multi-newsroom network of companies operating in 10 different countries and languages. The basic idea:
let’s create a platform allowing participating newsmedia to easily republish each others’ content across language barriers.
We explored using APIs to hook the participating newsrooms’ CMS together with automated multilingual semantic analysis and machine translation systems, allowing journalists to access useful, relevant content from across the network via their (Wordpress) interface.
In effect, all newsrooms in the network would create their Own Private News Agency, where they’d be able to share anything from snippets of information through to entire republishable articles, across language barriers.
Building more advanced collaboration systems could then be built on top of this basic exchange platform.