One of John Oliver’s segments from last week was a nearly 20 minute discussion of Journalism, and how important it is. This video was a huge hit here at Bizyhood. Our mission is to “save” local journalism – by that, we mean we are helping local publishers generate new revenue, and hopefully enough over time that they can focus on what they do best (journalism!) and we focus on what we do best (technology to support journalism!)
And contrary to what the Newspaper Association of America had to say about John’s segment, we are all for it. If any of our efforts are worthy of jokes or ridicule, bring it on! We don’t expect John to have the answer on how to fix journalism, his job is to observe what people are doing in this area and comment on it (hilariously, if possible).
And if you’d like to speak with us about how we’re trying to reduce the number of cat videos (or cats that look like racoon videos) and focusing on preventing David Simon’s doomsday analysis of State and Local political corruption without local reporting, give us a shout!