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Buck the Trend; Start a Newspaper Now

In yesterday’s future of newspaper journalism video, Jason Calacanis said it was a business he would never get into.  Today we hear from Kirk Ross, editor  of the Carrboro Citizen, a North Carolina weekly newspaper and Web site started in March 2007. Ross is obviously enjoying it and he says they are making  money. Here are a couple of key quotes from the video: “We’re strong believers in local journalism, local ownership…If you are familiar with the slow food movement, we’re trying to start the slow news movement…We’re going back to basics, we’re not trying to do the unusual; we’re trying to do the usual well…We actually wanted the newspaper to look a little like old school newspapers…The small community newspapers, they’re actually doing pretty good.”

For more on the future of journalism, see:

1. Will Bunch Sees Different, Bright Journalism Future

2. Buck the Trend; Start a Newspaper Now

3. Want Science News? Start Your Own Publication 

 Interview made at ConvergeSouth2007 by Leonard Witt.  

2 Responses to “Buck the Trend; Start a Newspaper Now”

  1. Rambling on « Slow News Says:

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  2. Mediactive » Toward a Slow-News Movement Says:

    [...] note Paul Bradshaw’s “slow journalism” observation and Kirk Ross’ ideas. What I’m suggesting, as noted, is much more about audiences. See update at [...]