I hate paying for online news content. It’s not that I don’t value reporting, it’s that I can get the scoop on what’s going on from a lot of different free news sources these days. Unless you’re the only source of the particular topic I’m interested in, the content has little monetary value to me. Then again, I have paid to access articles online in recent months, and I’ll probably do it again. Usually it’s for the convenience of instant access, rather than for the content itself. So I’m really 50/50 on whether or not I think paid content will work. [Read more...]
Newsy looks pretty cool, but that’s just one perspective. This new online news site combines multiple sources of information to try to present a more fair and balanced view of the news. More perspectives. They gather news coverage from around the world and present an objective view of each story. You know, like real journalists are supposed to do?
Newsy is a new business model for journalism, operating on the assumption that most of the content we are exposed to is repetitive or revolving around a single perspective. Just flip through the channels on your TV set and you’ll get many different perspectives. Even the weather people on our local stations have a different idea of what it’s going to be like tomorrow. And then there’s the issue of what the rest of the world thinks about a story outside the U.S. I’m thinking more about global issues here than the weather. [Read more...]