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Posts on ‘March 14th, 2007’

NewAssignment's First Project

Jay Rosen and his crew at have launched AssignmentZero: How the Web makes it possible for the crowd to be the source of good ideas. But instead of one journalist reporting, we’ve created a site where many people can work on the story, with editors as guides. It’s a great start to a project […]

Newspaper Columnist Hauls Out "Make 'em Pay" Fix

David Lazarus of the SF Chronicle, in “Pay-to-play is one way to help save newspapers,” says “it’s time for newspapers to start charging for — or at least controlling — use of our products online.” Lazarus, normally an excellent columnist, gets things almost precisely wrong in this piece. He raises the issue of charging and […]