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by Mike Masnick


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Tehran Bureau Shows That If There's A Need, Reporting Will Get Done

from the it-happens dept

The rallying cry of newspaper old timers who insist that "reporting" will die off if newspapers go away, but that ignores the fact that, if there's a true need, reporting will find a way. Andy Roon points us to a story about The Tehran Bureau, a news publication about events in Iran... that is published out of a small house in suburban Massachusetts. It's a mostly volunteer effort, to be sure, but it has tremendously accurate and detailed info about what's going on in Iran from people who care about these things -- and the information is being quoted and referred to by major media organizations who don't actually have Tehran bureaus themselves. I'm not saying (even though some will falsely claim this) that this volunteer model is "the model" for news. I'm just pointing out -- once again -- that if there's a real need for reporting on a certain topic, it's amazing that motivated people will find a way to make it happen.

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    Derek Kerton (profile), Jul 2nd, 2009 @ 12:33pm

    Demand, meet supply.

    Supply, this is demand. Hope you two hook up somehow, I think you'd be great together.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 2nd, 2009 @ 2:24pm

    Re:

    Demand, meet supply.

    Supply, this is demand. Hope you two hook up somehow, I think you'd be great together.


    You win: best comment of the day.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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