State of the Start-ups

It's Not Easy Being Online-Only

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I think The Stranger has proven that a free paper with shoddy journalism can survive in the Seattle market when a niche is found. Homoerotic, Capitol Hill hipsters being theirs.

Obviously the P-I is going for the soccer moms / teenagers browsing the internet at work, a highly underrated demographic when it comes to opportunites for monetary exploitation.
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Ahh, I see my comment was deleted. CENSORSHIP!! How dare I unsult the integrity of the almighty Stranger...
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"There's also a breaking down of traditional barriers at PubliCola. While Kaushik blogs about politics and media for the site, he makes his money as a political consultant, with clients including Mayor Greg Nickels and King County executive candidate Dow Constantine."

By 'traditional barriers' are you referring to those pesky old 'conflict of interest' concerns?

I would no more expect to see PubliCola give a fair appraisal of the candidates running against Kaushiks's paying clients than I'd expect Joni Balter to write a criticism of Ryan Blethem's recent promotion to editorial "stewardship" at the Seattle Times.

You don’t argue, or harm, your pay check.
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"There's also a breaking down of traditional barriers at PubliCola. While Kaushik blogs about politics and media for the site, he makes his money as a political consultant, with clients including Mayor Greg Nickels and King County executive candidate Dow Constantine."

By 'traditional barriers' are you referring to those pesky old 'conflict of interest' concerns?

I would no more expect to see PubliCola give a fair appraisal of the candidates running against Kaushiks's paying clients than I'd expect Joni Balter to write a criticism of Ryan Blethem's recent promotion to editorial "stewardship" at the Seattle Times.
You don’t argue, or harm, your pay check.
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Oops... sorry for dulication! It took so long to post I thought I did it wrong.