New model for news launched
Hey folks, after 3 1/2 years of planning and execution, the first ad-
free media site in the world dedicated to original, long-form
journalism has launched. The only source of revenue for BestStory.ca,
based in Montreal, is the sale of stories for 40 cents each to
individual readers. Freelance journalists who write for the site
maintain copyright as well as moral rights, and can track their story
sales and royalties 24/7 by geography or chronology.
Let's show some tangible support for this innovative effort in favour
of independent journalism by registering as readers on BestStory.ca.
For as little as $1.20 (plus sales tax in Canada), you can buy three
articles on the site. If you like the stories, you can then press the
"Recommend To A Friend" button to help get word out to other potential
readers about this new initiative. Getting word out to other readers
could eventually benefit you, as writers.
Reading some stories will also give you an idea, as writers, of the
quality of content and the visual treatment accorded the layouts.Those
of you who think that you might be interested in learning more about
writing for BestStory.ca can click on the link at the bottom of the
Home Page, titled "We Welcome New Contributors!"