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The future of news, part 3

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named accordion.gifAmyloo has a clear vision for how online news will develop, based on a very simple observable fact, news organizations specialize. Create a website that's the union of all the specialties. You don't need to replicate the stories, just links to the stories. Each site gets to run ads on their pages, but part of what makes a site attractive is how functional it is. If you have great reporting but the ads make your site more difficult to read, net-effect your reporting isn't so good. Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, part 2 of the future is Checkbox NewsPermalink to this paragraph

Part 1 is Hypercamp, the meatspace Newsroom Of The Future, although I haven't been able to successfully convince anyone to partner with me on developing it. (And it requires too much capital for me to do it on my own.) Permalink to this paragraph

It's sad in a way to watch the various new media startups struggle to find a way to make money, because there are so many ways, they just haven't spotted them yet. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

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