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There’s a third option, the veteran editor argues: a co-op model that lets communities advance their own interests. Part 3 of 3.
The veteran editor asks what happens when a community loses a newspaper — or the reporting heart of one. Part 2 of 3.
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.
Tom Stites and others are betting that a news site owned by community members can be sustainable, and they’re starting in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
One of the most prominent attempts, in Haverhill, Mass., is shutting down before ever launching. But its chief booster keeps hope alive.
The idea of a news cooperative — owned by the community it covers — is closer to getting a real-world test in Massachusetts.
The Banyan Project, an attempt to build sustainable, locally owned and controlled news sources, is getting closer to launch in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Plus: A legal test of ‘Are bloggers journalists?’, Facebook’s Timeline and Subscribe, and the rest of the week’s future-of-news reading.