Publish2 empowers news organizations to band together in a Newsgroup to bring their readers the best of the Web through collaboration. A Publish2 Newsgroup enables any group of journalists to collect news and information on any given topic in one place, and then automatically publish the curated stream of links.
The Northwest Newsgroup was the first to prove that a large group of reporters, editors, and producers across a wide range of newsrooms — from a variety of media companies — could collaborate to curate regional breaking news. The Northwest Newsgroup became a collaborative newswire for the Web, one based on linking to the original reporting at the source.
This week, during the Copenhagen climate summit, a group of journalists from Mother Jones, The Nation, Grist, The UpTake, TreeHugger, and other news organizations have applied the collaborative newswire model to a major international news story, forming the Copenhagen News Collaborative to curate the best coverage from their own reporters, editors, and analysts covering the event.
Here’s the collaborative newswire published at Mother Jones:
Grist published links from their own an newsgroup alongside the collaborative Copenhagen Newswire (Indy Media @ Copenhagen), which became an integral part of their Copenhagen coverage:
The Copenhagen collaborative newswire appears as part of the new EnviroNation blog at The Nation:
Discover Magazine’s Intersection blog introduced their Copenhagen News Collaborative participation to their readers, pointing out the widget in their sidebar and finishing with this note:
“…there is a lot of Copenhagen news coming, and we stand at a nexus for producing it….”
Updated 12/10/09: The Copenhagen collaborative newswire is now live on TreeHugger’s key page on the climate summit:
Here’s a look at the long list of journalists in the Copenhagen News Collaborative Newsgroup at Publish2:
Collaboration is key: A lone news organization couldn’t provide the range of news and analysis covered by the stories being submitted by these sources.
Think about how you can make this work at a local level. Are you already exchanging links, stories, and photos with other local news organizations? Or are you still trying to cover every angle of every story on your own? What about national and international news? Would you rather publish links chosen by an algorithm trying its best to match a keyword search, or a high quality newswire full of stories hand-picked by journalists who know their beats?
Ready to build your own collaborative newswire?
Choose a topic or region, start a Publish2 Newsgroup, invite your peers and colleagues from other news organizations to join, and use Publish2 widgets and feeds to automatically publish a stream of curated news across platforms, send links to Twitter, and bring your readers the best of the Web, from any source in the world.