New news site in Denver, Seattle flounders

09 Jul 2009

It aint easy, but ex-newspaper reporters keep trying to do their own thing. The latest is online The Rocky Mountain Independent in Denver which snagged many of its reporters from INDenver Times, another Web-only property that’s still around but not feeling too healthy.

The latter had set a goal to sign up 50,000 paying subscribers but only landed about 3,000, according to PaidC

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.