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Friday, 20 May 2005

Technology Review: Is 'CraigsNews' coming soon?

Craig Newmark continues to talk with folks trying to figure out how to match his community success with his interest in collaborative journalism, according to this story in MIT’s Technology Review:

"What I see happening is community journalism will post news that the mainstream news hasn’t covered. But I don’t know at this point. It’s all a moving target. It looks like my biggest draw might be making noise and pointing people to good stuff."
The article suggests that whoever aligns with Craigslist would get “a tremendous boost in visibility and influence and may get a decided advantage in the effort.”

Though no one has spilled the beans, Newmark has been talking to Dan Gillmor, Paul Grabowicz of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Phil Bronstein, executive editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bronstein seems like a media exec who gets it:

"Collaborative citizen journalism sites play a vital role” in the 21st century media landscape. “Like everything else, it could become competitive to what we’re doing. But, if we’re smart about it, it will be complementary."

Posted on May 20, 2005 | 6:29 pm EST
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