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Spot.Us: ‘We Don’t Want To Save Journalism For Journalism’s Sake’

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I tidbit I liked from Spot.Us’ State of the Spot:

“Spot.Us doesn’t want to save journalism for journalism’s sake. This is about serving the informational needs of local communities.”

(Note: That’s from the SlideShare embed midway through the post.)

This is a great way of looking at the larger problem of journalism’s lost funding model: Rather than think about “How do we save journalism?” Spot.Us is asking, “What information do communities need, and how much does it cost to get it to them?”

Save journalism: Big task.

Inform public: Doable task.

More on this in a later post, in all likelihood.

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