Angry Tribunites take to the streets! Juan Williams friends and foes face off! Maybe, it’s true what the political pundits say: these are angry times in America and….maybe in the news world. Recent news, though tinged with agitation and angst, encompasses far more, and is setting the tone for a raucous 2011. So with that, let’s look at some of the questions we may have about news business news. Here are my nine of the moment; what’s yours?1) Is 100 the new 10? Until recently, valiant start-ups from Voice of San Diego to Minn Post to California Watch birthed themselves with two handfuls of people, more or less. A couple of million in raised money, and a couple of years of running room, and these start-ups started to define a new era of online-only metro journalism. Now, though ambitions have quickly grown. Just in recent works, “100” seems to be the new rallying cry. The National Journal has re-launched, hiring 100 new staffers, while Bloomberg Government’s done the same, on its way toward 300.
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