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.
Unlike typical tech reporting, which dutifully regurgitates the scripted “news” provided by tech companies, The Verge arranged a digital canvas with photos and tweets to show how one of the world’s most influential tech companies views itself and tells its story. An utterly trivial event, staged by a corporate titan in celebration of itself, becomes an instant cultural artifact.
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.
Mark your calendar and plan to be there: The annual We Media innovation conference will be April 18 at USAToday / Gannett in McLean, Virginia. We’ll be sending invitations and registration details soon. Contact us now if you’d like to participate as a sponsor.
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a new iPad App explores the past, present and future of the World Trade Center. For story-tellers and publishers, the app also explores new territory and a new template for digital books – in this case, a collection of stories told mainly through video.