For those of you who follow international news, there is a new source of international journalism to check out, GlobalPost. It has a mission to “redefine international news for the digital age” (mission statement). It “will try to fill a void left by newspapers and network television, which collectively have pulled back sharply in deploying journalists abroad. If it’s successful, GlobalPost will be one of the most spectacular against-the-grain stories since news companies began their accelerating revenue slide almost two years ago” (GlobalPost: A startup treads where big media retreat, By David Westphal, OJR, Jan. 8, 2009).
For more background, see the Executive Editor’s blog and his links to news coverage of yesterday’s launch of the GlobalPost.
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