The vulture capitalists that own our local newspaper just fired the Editorial editor, because he posted an OpEd on the web, which they refused to publish (criticizing them, and their destructive business model).
There's *got* to be better stewardship ownership models for journalism organizations out there. Here's the editorial that got him canned:
@gozes I love co-ops of course, but I think there's a wider universe of long-term stewardship organizational models to consider. The foundation or self-ownership that companies like Zeiss & Bosch use are pretty fascinating -- especially in the context of non-equity participation in the entity. A worker or worker+reader owned paper could be interesting, but why prefer that over a non-profit foundation/self owned paper?
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