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oTranscribe is a free, open source, browser-based app designed to assist journalists with transcribing interviews. The platform allows users to upload audio or video files, implement keyboard shortcuts, and employ other timesaving tools. Business journalist Elliot Bentley created the app, and it has since been acquired by the MuckRock Foundation (an investigative journalism nonprofit). The app has received praise from several journalism and technology sites, and for good reason. Transcribing interviews is a tedious process, and oTranscribe streamlines the operation. Simply click the "Start Transcribing" button, upload an audio or video file from a local computer or YouTube, and follow the keyboard shortcuts highlighted on the screen (and also described in detail by clicking the circular settings button at the top of the page). For added security, both audio and written data entered in oTranscribe remain on the user's local computer, rather than being stored on a remote server. The buttons in the top-left corner allow users to change the language or navigate to the help center.
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Date of Scout Publication
April 9th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
March 25th, 2021 at 1:30pm
Date Of Record Release
April 5th, 2021 at 11:41am
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