“Former Rocky Mountain News staffers plan to start an online newspaper if they get 50,000 paying subscribers by April 23 — what would have been the News’ 100th anniversary,” reported Editor and Publisher. The historic paper was axed by its corporate owners, E.W. Scripps Co., last month.
Got $4.99 a month U.S. to help launch the InDenverTimes.com? At least to start, it probably doesn’t matter if online readers are not local.
I predict that we’ll see more of these entrepreneurial journalism ventures …. whether readers will put up money is the big question.