Why Don’t Journalists Start Co-Ops?

Conspicuously absent from the booming grassroots-sharing economy is the professional journalism sector. For some insight into this conundrum, I spoke to Neal Gorenflo, the executive director and co-founder of Shareable.net — a nonprofit solutions-news outlet covering innovations in resource sharing, Continue reading Why Don’t Journalists Start Co-Ops?

Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast

Climate: Florid, feverish, rife with allegations, and simmering with partisan resentment, all of which adds up to lots of clicks and brisk business for outrage-chasing mass media. Health advisory: Incitement and intolerance flourish in this hot, humid environment like malarial Continue reading Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast

Pivot to the Intention Economy

When it comes to civic media, the attention economy is not adequate to the task of serving the unmet information needs of neglected communities. An intention economy can address this shortcoming. Continue reading Pivot to the Intention Economy