- Mar 2021
A news co-op is a news organization owned by its readers, whose membership fees pay for open access journalism – no paywall – usually organized as nonprofits (an IRS rule-change lets for-profit newspaper convert to nonprofits).
I'm sort of wishing that we could also have social media co-ops. I suspect that there are a few on Mastodon that operate like this, but it would be interesting to see some focused around in-person communities as well.
Why couldn't my local library run a town/city-based social media co-op?
For this matter, why couldn't my local news co-op also run it's own social media platform?
- Sep 2019