Tag Archives: New News Organization

Two Paid Models for Metro News

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .


The debate over paid models has grown heated in recent months as publishers cast about for new revenues to replace declining advertising dollars. But, although asking readers to pay for the news seems to have gained favor of late, publishers are still divided on whether charging for online content is the best approach. Indeed, just […]

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The Models: New News Organization

Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by .


This model envisions a new, metro-wide news organization serving a market of five million people that operates on a smaller scale and performs a wide variety of tasks. It will produce original unique beat and investigative reporting and it will also work collaboratively with the other members of the ecosystem and its readers to add […]

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News Innovators on the Frontline: Voice of San Diego

Posted on 24. Jul, 2009 by .


As metro newspapers have faced an ugly year of decline and collapse, media observers have pointed to a number of not-for-profit efforts around the country that might fill the void. The Voice of San Diego is a notable example of a new breed of news organizations already taking up the slack, which is more than […]

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News Innovators on the Frontline: Gothamist

Posted on 13. Jul, 2009 by .


Gothamist.com was launched in 2003, as co-founder Jake Dobkin says, “by a few friends having a good time, talking about a subject they were interested in.” They only realized a few years later that they could sell more than enough advertising to sustain the site. Today, the Gothamist is a profitable brand with sites in […]

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Lessons from SeattleCourant.com

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by .


We’ve tried to highlight some successful local news sites out there in recent weeks (and we’ll do more, so please take our survey!), but there is no question that for most start-ups life bends more towards the Hobbesian view. The story of the SeattleCourant.com, which shut down late last month, is a stark reminder of […]

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