‘Social network’ for newspapers to launch next month

[Keyword: , , ]. Journalism.co.uk reports that “A computer platform that allows newspapers to share news and classified advertising will launch early next month.

“US-based CityTools will enable newspaper publishers to create content networks with one another and draw on articles written by members of the public.
“If you spin the CityTools model forward, you can go to your local newspaper website and suddenly, because they have built smart networks and smart relationships with other publishers, you get reliable content. The same kind of
mass but its all relevant to the local readership.”

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Paul Bradshaw lectures on the Journalism degree at UCE Birmingham media department. He writes a number of blogs including the Online Journalism Blog, Interactive PR and Web and New Media

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