Thursday, November 18, 2010

Internet news gathering a rough road

The New Mexico Independent, link, has announced that, due to a lack of funding, they are throwing in the towel.

NMI was one of a hand full of websites that New Mexicans scoured daily in their search for the information they need to participate meaningfully in the political process.

Their demise will highlight the paucity of sites where readers can find relatively objective reports on current events.

A model where comparatively small site owners can make a living as Journalist's, remains to be articulated.

It seems clear that newspapers are on their way out, as the internet presence continues to grow, albeit as a conglomeration of independents.

There is not consensus over the absolute neutrality of the NMI. There is consensus I think, that their presence will be missed.

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