• Spot.Us Experiments With Citizen-Funded Community Journalism

    Newspapers are dying across the country. Local papers are shutting down, Gannett is laying off 3,000 people, the Christian Science Monitor will no longer put out a print edition, and even the New York Times is facing a serious cash crunch. Can citizen journalism fill in the gaps? David Cohn thinks so. Today, he launches Spot.Us, a not-for-profit experiment in community-funded journalism. … Read More

  • The Examiner.com Now Wants to Become A Bastion Of Citizen Journalism

    The Examiner.com is not what it appears to be. It is not the online outlet for the Examiner newspapers (the San Francisco Examiner,Baltimore Examiner, and Washington, D.C. Examiner) owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz. It is, however, owned by the same Anschutz-backed company that owns those newspapers, the Clarity Media Group in Denver. That’s how it got the URL. But the… Read More