Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Global Post live

"Global Post," the new venture into international reporting online, has gone live.

To keep the costs down -- aside from being all-digital at the moment -- GP's model is to work with foreign correspondents in-country who already have other projects in the works.

On the revenue side, founders Charles Sennott, an experienced foreign correspondent with the Boston Globe, and Philip Balboni, former head of New England Cable News, have a three-legged model that's becoming more common: advertising, premium content subscriptions and syndication to other sites and, one would assume, a news industry struggling to maintain its own content.

Here's wishing them the best of luck.

Patrick Thornton has a wide-ranging, pre-launch interview with Sennott at Beatblogging.org. You can download or stream the audio.

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