2 September 2009

When a conventional media house buys a 'citizen journo" site...

I have talked in the past about another kind of convergence, where conventional media companies acquire or partner a social media outfit.
New York Times made Freakonomics.com which is a blog derivative of the eponymous book a part of its Web initiatives.
 Now comes news that Examiner.com has acquired NowPublic, which lets local news and "citizen based" feeds aggregate on its site..a bit of a more newsy form of "user-generated content"
The convergence is happening and is sort of healthy. But I can't easily gauge the shape it will take.

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