We’ll be working on how to restore trust in everything long after Trump is out of the White House.
Big media can do its thing. But we need something smaller, more personal, more intimate.
The legitimate U.S. press now must re-write its rules of engagement or risk failure. And we can’t afford that.
There’s no pretense about the problem it’s solving. It’s just there to be there.
Is getting a lot of likes on Facebook a sign of freedom, or a consequence of slavery?
I believe in the social purpose of journalism. I believe in the financial one, too. Mostly, I believe in viable news organizations as vital instruments for knowledge and change, both here and throughout the world.
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.
Incrementally changing their broken business models won’t save legacy publishers. They need to build an audience-centric approach to serve their communities and make money.
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.
Print newspapers need to go beyond breaking news coverage and headlines when they report big events because their readers know what happened long before the paper is printed.