Archive for July, 2009

News Innovators on the Frontline: Texas Watchdog

Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by .


Two and half years ago, Trent Seibert, of Texas Watchdog, saw the potential for a local online investigative news outlet. Having worked in both journalism — at The Tennessean and The Denver Post — as well government accountability — at the Tennessee Center for Policy Research — Trent had all the right credentials. Fortunately, a […]

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E-commerce and News, Lessons from the UK's Telegraph

Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by .


Revenue, revenue, revenue. For good reason in this economy, all of the sites we’ve talked to so far have wanted to hear ideas for making more of it. So we’ve been a bit surprised at how few are experimenting with e-commerce, which is frequently held up as a strong potential revenue stream for online news. […]

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News Innovators on the Frontline: CityBizList

Posted on 15. Jul, 2009 by .


CityBizList is a free email product sent to business people every morning in five metro areas—Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. Founded in 2005 by Edwin Warfield, CityBizList is aimed at the general business reader, but with an added emphasis on commercial real estate and the lawyers and bankers who serve that industry in […]

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A Budding Investigative News Network

Posted on 14. Jul, 2009 by .


Watchdog journalism has a viable future. Twenty-five nonprofit news organizations recently came together to form the beginnings of an investigative news network to fill in the growing void left by newspapers. Some of the budding network’s members include Bill Buzenberg, executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, and Leonard Downie, Jr., former executive editor […]

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