Three roles for news sites

Via Newsless (quickly becoming my new favorite site), a very interesting post on the three roles news sites can play: Town Crier, Town Square, and Town Expert. I would say sites are most valuable when they play the third role, but do a good job of playing the first, and a decent job of playing the second.

Part of the problem is that the role of Town Expert is hard to define or find good examples of. The best I can think of is PolitiFact – an unbiased site that aims to cut through clutter and deliver some truth.

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One response to “Three roles for news sites

  1. carriewells

    you’re funny. thanks for the new site to read.

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