This week’s issue of BusinessWeek has a pretty good article on pay-to-read journalism and possible business models. Included is Back-to-Iraq, David Appell’s indy experiment (where’s that story, Dave?) and Ohmynews.com, the South Korean “people’s newspaper.”
Kevin Drum at Calpundit.com has some interesting musings on a business model for independent journalism.
David Appell has picked up the baton of independent journalism and is asking for a modest donation for a story on the Sugar Association.
This is a short entry as I’m swamped in pulling together work on various projects, but I wanted to draw your attentions to a couple of interesting-looking sites now that the war is “over” and Iraq is “free.”
NEW YORK — After a week back, I’ve managed to get some sleep in, say “hey” to a few friends and try to take stock of the aftermath of this war. This is difficult, however, as the urban environment of New York City is so alien to the experiences of the past month that it might as well be a different planet. It doesn’t help that I’m still stepping gingerly around the East Village (residual fear of landmines), looking for sniper positions on the skyscrapers and marvelling that people aren’t all carrying AK-47s.