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News cooperatives

Tom Stites describes his model for forming news cooperatives to get around areas where market forces have taken news coverage away.

We may be five years into the big push for web journalism, argues the veteran editor, but we’re still a long way from a sustainable model to support the knowledge needed in local communities. Part 1 of 3.
The veteran editor asks what happens when a community loses a newspaper — or the reporting heart of one. Part 2 of 3.
There’s a third option, the veteran editor argues: a co-op model that lets communities advance their own interests. Part 3 of 3.