At CrowdNe.ws we believe there's something in the DNA of journalists that compels them to find out things and then share what they've learned with others.
We believe finding out things and sharing that information is the heart of journalism. Everything else is the how.
And our digital age demands a new way of doing the how.
Industrial-age media is in trouble; they're having a hard time adapting to the new ways of doing things. What made them great in the 19th-century is what's holding them back in the 21st. Huge and costly infrastructures, printing plants, distribution centers, forests of paper, 20th-century radio/television empires, the advertising model. Especially the advertising model.
A. J. Liebling, one of the great journalists of the 20th-century said, "People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news." News media is a distribution vehicle. It's the journalist that reports the news.
So, today, in this digital age, let's connect the news audience directly to their journalists. Let's enable the news audience to support their journalists, rather than supporting 19th-century infrastructures.
Here at CrowdNe.ws we're building a news service for the 21st-century. It will connect the news audience directly to their journalists and their work. It will enable the news audience to support those journalists directly.
Quality journalism is important. Nineteenth-century infrastructures? Not so much.