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- 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,...
- Live life like a local: Whereby.Us adds two more cities to its growing rosterAfter raising more than $250,000 from readers-turned-investors and pledging to launch in 25 cities by 2019, local news parent-startup WhereBy.Us is now doubling its scale. Starting today, Ben DeJarnette (in Portland, the West Coast one) and Katie Johnston (in Orlando) are each spearheading new WhereBy.Us newsletters. CEO Chris Sopher said the company is on track...