Adjustments to U.S. tax policy should make it easier for social entrepreneurs and philanthropies to launch and finance non-profit journalism startups. Good luck to them. Raising capital and sustaining news startups, regardless of tax status, will still be difficult.
Whimpers won’t save the news business. Our goal: reinvent it. Join us in an initiative that brings “the people formerly known as the audience,” social interaction and personal technologies to solutions that foster journalism, unify knowledge and profit the changemakers of an informed society.
The dismantling of the news industry’s landmark architecture occurs throughout the U.S. There is more to this than nostalgia for grand buildings and the indignity of decline. It’s personal.
We’re seeking a small group of online publishers to try a new online conversation tool with some novel and intriguing capabilities – including the ability to embed and network conversations (and audiences) across different sites and on Facebook.
The introduction I wrote for our seminal We Media report is soon to be part of the educational lexicon in France. Here’s what I wrote in 2003: “There are three ways to look at how society is informed. The first is that people are gullible and will read, listen to, or watch just about anything. […]
If you live in Washington, DC, and can offer a little bit of your time, sign up and check out the project details. You can go down into the subway to see how long it takes to escape, or assist with mapping data and other text, photo and video tasks. NewsIt won our 2010 PitchIt Challenge, and we’ve been advising the project since then.