A Czech entrepreneur is developing a chain of Starbuck-like news cafes where news is being distributed and journalists are interacting with readers. The storefronts are quickly becoming a centre of community life, with meetings, concerts, dance lessons and other events organized for local residents.

“PPF Media has been getting a lot of international attention lately for its hyperlocal news project in the Czech Republic
that is built around Starbucks-style “news cafes” in local communities.
CEO Roman Gallo provided an update Friday at the 2015 Newsroom
Conference, and the project seems to be working.”


A Czech entrepreneur is developing a chain of Starbuck-like news cafes where news is being distributed and journalists are interacting with readers. The storefronts are quickly becoming a centre of community life, with meetings, concerts, dance lessons and other events organized for local residents.

“PPF Media has been getting a lot of international attention lately for its hyperlocal news project in the Czech Republic
that is built around Starbucks-style “news cafes” in local communities.
CEO Roman Gallo provided an update Friday at the 2015 Newsroom
Conference, and the project seems to be working.”

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