Part 1, a survey of the debris-strewn digital and print journalism landscape.
Part 2, news deserts as a frame to elevate the issue of how weakening journalism weakens democracy.
Part 3, why it’s time to test co-op business models.
The third installment is closest to Tom’s current work: the Banyan Project (I’m an advisor), a news cooperative that I believe is one of the most interesting models we’ve seen in a long time. When you finish reading his terrific pieces at Nieman Lab, take a look at the Banyan site, too. If you care about the future of community information, this is important stuff.