Jimmy Wales is betting crowd-sourced news can restore our trust in the media: he might be right – Jane B Singer

26 04 2017

For more than 15 years, Jimmy Wales has been the poster boy for the promise and the power of crowd-sourcing. When he launched Wikipedia in 2001, virtually everyone scoffed at the idea of a free and open-sourced online encyclopaedia with articles written by amateurs. Read the rest of this entry »

Are micropayments a viable way to support the news business? – Jane B Singer

26 02 2016

HeadlinesOnce upon a time, the gap between the relatively low supply of something in high demand – timely and trustworthy information – generated enormous profits for news publishers. But over the past 15 years or so, the digital, social and mobile revolutions have all but obliterated that gap. Read the rest of this entry »