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I Will Never Pay for “News Aggregation.” Would You?

April 27, 2010

Tweet A couple of days ago I realized why news organizations are having such a difficult time getting people to pay for news. It’s because, most of the time, what we are fed by the media isn’t real reporting, it’s just news aggregation. Let me explain: I was getting ready for work in the morning […]

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You Can’t Do HyperLocal from the Corporate Ivory Tower!

April 12, 2010

Tweet Dear New York Times, I recently read a blog post over at editorsweblog.org about your “hyperlocal efforts.” It cites your recent collaboration with Fwix in order to conglomerate news about particular local areas into a massive “local” news database, all from the comfort of your corporate ivory tower. Using Fwix’s software, you would gather […]

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Can Crowd Sourcing Work for Local News? The Power of Community

February 21, 2010

Tweet As you know, the purpose of this blog is to answer the question, “What would the local news business look like if it were invented today?” And we are asking you to contribute to this blog, to critique and to add to our ideas in order to create a new business model for local […]

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Whatever Happened to Email? That’s Why Local News Needs to Go Hybrid

February 14, 2010

Tweet At 7:30, this Sunday morning, I was begrudgingly awoken by a plaintive and incessant beeping coming from a distant room in my house. It turned out to be the very last of our land-line portable phones, the sole survivor of our family’s slow conversion to complete reliance on cellular. We hardly ever use it, […]

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