Thursday, February 16, 2006

Another citizen journalism venture?

[Keyword: ]. More good stuff at the OJR (can you tell I'm catching up on my email?), including a refreshingly cynical piece on citizen journalism ("despite all the recent hum and chuff about Web 2.0, there has been surprisingly little progress in "journalism 2.0.""). Here's a quote to whet your appetite:
"Of all the startups entering the news marketplace in the last year, I've only seen one that could be a viable platform for online journalism.

Newsvine is a Seattle-based company started by former Disney and ESPN staffers. Their site newsvine.com launched an invitation-only preview beta in January. The site publishes news feeds from the Associated Press and ESPN, and then gives users the ability to comment on those stories, publish their own stories, write their own blog, and vote which articles should receive the most attention. (You can find a detailed overview of the site's features on solutionwatch.com.)"


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