Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Newspapers working with the competition?

I came across this today while looking for something else online .... it's from The Institute of Interactive Journalism at American University in Washington, DC and dated August 17, 2009.

Five news organizations around the country have each agreed to work with at least five hyperlocal news sites or producers in their communities in a Networked Journalism pilot project to gather ideas and lessons for future content collaborations, American University’s J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism announced today.

The one-year project is funded with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The funds will support a liaison at the newspaper and provide small stipends to local partners.

I think this is the only way to go in the future ... what do you think?

1 comment:

Ari Herzog said...

Intriguing concept but I think newspapers would be better served to receive increased subscribers by focusing their content on niche subject areas, as I elaborated last spring in a blog post why newspaper mission statements should change.