Amazon.com’s first sale was fifteen years ago, and while the pioneering online retailer eventually found success, many of its peers weren’t so lucky. Esquire salutes great sites of the Web 1.0 era that never made it.
Journalists who lost their jobs when their local newspaper stopped its presses have taken it upon themselves to fill the vacuum of local coverage that was left behind. Here is a listing of some new online ventures started by former print journalists to provide local news for their communities, from the Knight Citizen News Network…
Chicago Now is a new site featuring a network of blogs “connecting passionate experts on a wide range of uniquely Chicago topics” that the Chicago Tribune will be launching this summer. You can see a preview of the site and homepage here.
A great new site called IrishCentral.com has launched this week just in time for Saint Patrick’s day.
Douglas A. McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St. has rated the financial sections of the top 25 online newspaper sites. The commentary on what the individual sites do well is worth reading. The top site, he says, is nytimes.com.
The winners of NAA’s 2008 Digital Edge Awards are…
Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive has launched a very impressive new daily online magazine today called TheRoot.com. The Root blends intelligent, thought-provoking discussion of issues from a variety of black perspectives and a round-up of news from around the world with an interactive genealogical section, creating a unique online destination devoted to the black experience,” as the company [...]
CQ, which makes most of its money from paid online subscriptions, has launched a free website, www.cqpolitics.com.