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NewsTilt was a short-lived content network built around individual journalists.
The site intended to create a network to serve as a platform for individual journalists and build community around them, similar to True/Slant. The site planned to function as a liaison between freelance journalists and publications, splitting money with writers. Ultimately, though, NewsTilt never developed significant audiences for its writers.
A Wall Street Journal interview with Paul Biggar about the site:
Topix is a network of aggregated local news and community forums. Topix was launched in 2004 in Palo Alto, Calif., by the founders of the Open Directory Project. Three newspaper companies — Gannett, Knight-Ridder, and the Tribune Co. — each bought a quarter of the company in 2005. The site claims about 125 million page…