February 10, 2006

ARTICLE | Participatory News

What Will Be the Model for a More Participatory News?
by Ronda Hauben

Recognizing that there is deep dissatisfaction with the mainstream news media, especially in the US, a number of news reading companies have opened web sites. Some are dot.com startups. A few are reported to have substantial venture capitalist funding. (1) The goal of these startups is to provide a new way for users to read the news. One such startup is Newsvine, Inc. (2) Newsvine is currently in a beta version which is being tested by invited users. One has to sign up at its web site in order to get an invitation to join or get an invitation from someone who already has access. It will open to the general public once the testing phase is finished.

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