A Biz Model for Journalism 2.0 (I)
David Cohn is a young ex-tech journalist and founder of the non-profit startup “spot.us”. In this interview with Sarah Perez he talks about the idea of spot.us, how it uses the concept of crowdsourcing (here crowdfunding) to give local communities the stories they really want to read.
The model has worked for five months now and Cohn thinks of expansion. One of the ways journalists might be able to survive in the future AND a way to give readers the stories they really want (instead of those the editor might find appropriate).