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There is a “new class” of entrepreneurial local news startups as well as aggressive new digital investment at “heritage” newspapers, according to longtime news publishing executive Jim Friedlich. The startups mark their boundaries not by neighborhood but metro area. They also emphasize, in product design, content selection and presentation, mobile-first user-friendliness.
… revolution is a step in the right direction for the technology community and society as a whole. But we can’t hide behind machines in these new human-machine relationships. People will only trust their bots if they trust the makers of their bots. TechCrunch: Yahoo launches chatbot-equipped mobile travel guide. #SFSW16 VIDEO: How On-Demand is Changing…
… that [have] been disrupted by technology, local journalism has been hit the hardest,” said Gordon Crovitz, an investor in the project and a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal. He and his partners believe that’s created an opportunity at the local level. But one of the most striking things about Denverite is how much it resembles a contemporary…
…. Heavy-Hitter Investors Plan a For-Profit Launch Next Month in Denver (Poynter) The growing wave of local digital news startups is about to get a new player. The investors behind Business Insider will launch Denverite in June. Like Jim Brady’s Billy Penn in Philadelphia or Ted Williams’ Charlotte Agenda, this is a for-profit venture…