Podcast #4: The Post-Election Edition

The post-election news stops right there!  Kyle and I got together this week and somehow managed to find something to talk about besides the President-Elect.  Play it here or hit the link below for these topics:

Once again, that intro and outro music is by Tommy Guerrero.  And let me put the shout out once again for anyone to offer up an idea for a name for this show…

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5 Comments

  1. November 12, 2008

    Kyjab

  2. November 12, 2008

    Totally fair skepticism guys.

    I’m the director of Spot.Us – and I don’t think that we can replace news organizations, that’s not the goal. We want to, as you say, fill in some spots. There is no such thing as a silver bullet… but we hope we can help. Of course – it’ll only work if the public views journalism a social good worth a small $10 tax deductible donation.

    We want to support independent journalists who traditionally pitch editors – but now they can pitch the public.

    There is a small editorial process: we assign a fact-checker to every story (another journalist in our system).

    Whether or not Spot.Us succeeds – we MUST try. I sincerely believe that journalism plays an integral role in our local democracies – so we need to find a way to sustain it. Perhaps it’s not Spot.Us – but we have to come together to figure something out.

    Rock on!!!

    David Cohn

  3. November 13, 2008

    Or maybe Bogei.

  4. November 13, 2008

    Dave– thanks for the comment. It will be interesting to see (in the not-so-distant future) what the public response to spot.us will be as local news outlets continue to be gobbled up and consolidated under a corporate umbrella. We’ll definitely be watching your efforts with interest.

  5. November 14, 2008

    David – Working in traditional media, I’m definitely in the “MUST try” camp. Nothing can be off the table.

    I think your greatest challenge will be finding a way to get this work into the mainstream. Spot.us can, indeed, replace some of what traditional media does, but without the megaphone of traditional media, I’m afraid quality journalism will just become part of the noise on the Internet.

    There may be a solution to this, but it’s not clear yet what that is.

    Your efforts are appreciated and I’ll be following them closely. Thanks for your comment.

    -Kyle

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