- Dan Gillmor launches Bayosphere.
- Backfence is raising between $2mm and $10mm for expansion, according to VentureWire (full release in continuation). They report over a hundred users and "a couple dozen" contributors.
- NYT to put up a pay wall, which is widely seen as a smart move, or alternatively a sign of a newspocalypse.
- Newspapers are a conversation. I’m always one to say "I told you so." That was the first line of the original "manifesto" I wrote last August. That manifesto evolved into our business plan.
- On the Media goes in-depth on newspapers.
- Alan Mutter is not impressed with Infinity Radio’s podcasting experiment. Now I’m almost as much of a cynic as Alan. I wonder if MSM organizations would go so far as creating less-than-good products in new mediums like podcasting and citizens media in an effort to poison the well among middle-to-late adopters?: No Maw, I ain’t a gonna Podcast. I heard em on the radio and they wuz no good.
- If we were better citizens, we’d be better journalists. Reminds me of Bob Woodward’s talk about the fake Pulitzer story flap at the WaPo.
- Some interesting tidbits on OhMyNews.
Almost two weeks after launching
Backfence provides a platform for
The company selects
The company was founded in August
Backfence is planning to spread the service to 16 metropolitan markets
"A minimum of $2 million will get us to a major metropolitan
Mark Potts, co-founder and chairman of
"We knew it was
Backfence’s main revenue stream
Potts said it will be primarily
Media companies see in Backfence an opportunity to reach
"Many sites focus on one
Backfence is currently funded
In his career, Potts co-founded WashingtonPost.com, part of
The Falls Church, Va.-based company currently has five employees and