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- WikiTribune is handing the keys more completely to its users (after laying off its journalists)We’ve written a few times about WikiTribune, the Jimmy Wales-founded for-profit news site that aims to merge the bottom-up authority structure of Wikipedia with the top-down authority structure of traditional journalism. Well, now it’s doubling down on the bottom-up part: laying off its staff of 13 paid journalists and handing the keys more completely to...
- Several people are typing: The good, the bad, and the mansplaining of WikiTribuneOn June 30, a spam article was posted to WikiTribune, Jimmy Wales’ news startup that argued “news is broken and we can fix it.” “International Airport Escort service In Mumbai,” it read. “I Provide Good Quality Educated Profile At Very Low 100% Safe And Original. 100 % Satisfied Guaranteed (Age- 19-25) College Girls.” A contributor...
- On the Pactio platform, loyal readers follow and fund their favorite individual beat reportersA majority of Americans may find “the news media” broadly to be untrustworthy. But they feel differently when asked about the news outlets they regularly read. That’s a gap Pactio wants to address. “There’s been lot of frustration that trust in news organizations, and institutions, is declining, and the root of that problem is that,...