In last Thursday's (Apr. 6) Wall Street Journal, tech columnist Walt Mossberg reviewed the "alpha" release of True/Slant. He writes:
... True/Slant is run by a former news executive at America Online who worked at a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal. It covers a wide range of topics, such as politics, culture, sports, business, health, science and food. ¶ It is launching with 65 journalists, or “knowledge experts,” assigned to specific topics. Each of these contributors gets a page to house their journalism and, it is hoped, an active social network of followers who will regularly discuss the articles they read there. Each page also will feature headlines of stories elsewhere on the Web selected by the contributors. These “headline grabs” link back to the originating outside site. ...
It's an ad-based business model, but approaches it in a new way that's worth watching.
Link: D|All Things Digital. --Dennis