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I’m afraid we have to have “The Talk.” Yes, we’ve been through a lot together, the dreaming, the planning, the late nights. But sometimes in a relationship you have to ask, “Is this still working?” Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
CrowdNews is working on a new project: RADIO CrowdNews. Take Podcaster Survey We'd love your feedback about Podcasting. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
You think you know what's happening? Test your news knowledge. Test your news knowledge with our Daily News Challenge. A daily news challenge brought to you by CrowdNe.ws. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
You think you know what's happening? Test your news knowledge. Test your news knowledge with our Daily News Challenge. A daily news challenge brought to you by CrowdNe.ws. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
So you think you know what's happening? Test your news knowledge with CoolR. A daily news quiz brought to you by CrowdNe.ws. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
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What I’m really excited about is exploring how a journalist could use virtual reality to tell a story. With VR a journalist could physically guide me around the grassy knoll where Kennedy was shot, take me on an exploration of an Ebola clinic, explain monetary policy, put me on the field of an NFL game. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
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Traditionally, there have been seven factors that are important in determining if an event has consequence, if it is news. These factors have been traditionally been used to determine if an event is news. And that tradition goes back to the Steam Age. In this Digital Age, I think it’s time to take a fresh look at what is news. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
CrowdNews is creating an amazing news platform that will bring you exactly the news you want. But to bring CrowdNews to you, we need your help. We're a small startup and we've launched our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Watch our video and then go to our Indiegogo page to learn more. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
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CrowdNews members will be able to rate and recommend journalists and Newstreams. By recommending, by having an audience follow their recommendations and rate the recommendations highly, members can become CrowdNews Curators. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
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Our Curators decide which Newstreams are important, well-crafted, insightful, accurate. We are building CrowdNews for you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
While the goal of good journalism is to inform, the competing goal of most legacy news organizations is to sell advertising. And the conflict between bringing information to you, and bringing your eyeballs to advertisers, creates dynamics with very different goals. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
If you’re thinking, “How can I SHARE the CrowdNews Indiegogo Campaign?” I’ve got a page just for you: http://crowdne.ws/indiegogoShare2.html We can [re]make the news, together, at http://igg.me/at/crowdnews Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
How much of that free news is really a waste of your time? How much of that free news do you value? The truth is, most free news is worth exactly that: nothing. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
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CrowdNews introduces the Newstream®. Newstreams give our member journalists the freedom to define the life of a story. A Newstream is the information and content that comprise a story, presented over time. This gives continuity and life to a story. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
Want a little preview of CrowdNews? Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
Back in the Industrial Age, the newspaper was a pretty good idea. You fed journalists' content into the front door, cranked up the presses, printed the newspapers, and then sent out newsboys who sold them on street corners while yelling, "Extra! Extra!" And in the Industrial Age, that model worked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
science fiction writers, imagine, inspire, future of the news, crowdnews, UX design tips, graphic design tips, Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
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Yeah, we're pretty excited to tell you that the term CrowdNews is now a registered trademark of CrowdNews, Inc. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
I like to think about our users, both audience and journalist, in terms of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Twiiter didn't ask "what topics should our users tweet about?" but rather they said, "Here are a set of tools to communicate. Go for it!" And people have gone for it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
One of our promises to our journalist and audience members is to get out the word. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
What if you really want to know about what’s going on in your local government, or the latest trends in bicycling, or what’s happening in Alzheimer research, and you know the perfect journalist to do the story. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
Other than the odd Letter to the Editor or OpEd piece, the world of news was pretty much a one-way street. Big Media pumped out the news to you and if you had anything to say about it, you told your friends. Big Media has no ears for you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
How should content be priced? The traditional model is that all content is priced the same: you buy an edition of the Boston Globe and you get a front page story from a journalist embedded in a war zone for the same price as you get for a review of the café around the corner. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog
In the latest Gallup poll, June 5-8, 2014, Americans continue to lose confidence in newspapers, TV, and current internet news. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at CrowdNe.ws Blog