Monthly Archives: October 2006

Free content and no pay

BrooWaha is a LA-based collaborative online newspaper.(LAobserved) Interesting concept, but two things: the stories are rated by a popularity contest; and it doesn’t appear to pay. No offense, but who is going to work for free? On the otherhand, a … Continue reading

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Community blogs

Interesting http://greaterorange.blogspot.com/that serve the community and are written by the community.

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The Future: a Web newsroom coving L.A.

“Want to protect and improve the quality of local journalism in Southern California? Great. Then go hire some of those folks that Tribune’s about to lay off and start up your own newsroom. Worried about the high cost of starting … Continue reading

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If Al Martinez says it, it must be true

“blogs are largely the habitat of unemployed writers, enraged misanthropes, retired teachers, aging journalists and people who normally pass their time doodling or making obscene telephone calls.”

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Today’s papers

I don’t know what people did before the invention of the Internet. It gives a news junkie a plethora of options to quickly get what we need to read. Sites such as Rough and Tumble and Slate’s Today’s Papers get … Continue reading

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Beating Europe

Leading several countries in time spent online and watching television is good news, right? Of course, the three hours reading print a week is humbling.

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All in the family

Sunlight Foundation has started a research and reporting project that will enable citizen journalists to find out how many members of the House of Representatives have their spouses on the payroll. – The question is how can we localize this … Continue reading

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Starting the conversation

We miss stories every day. Events that are important to local communities come and go without getting into the newspaper. Not because we want that to happen, but because, simply put, we dont have the resources. The Internet gives us … Continue reading

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