Thursday, March 05, 2009

Breaking news from the Rocky

Or at least from former Rocky reporters.

The Web site IWantMyRocky.com, founded by a number of staffers when the paper was put up for sale, has become an outlet for those former reporters to continue breaking news until they land on their feet, launch their own specialized Web sites (as transportation reporter Kevin Flynn appears poised to do), or -- potentially -- the site drives enough traffic as an aggregator of local news that it someday stands on its own.

As Flynn notes, there's still appears to be no revenue model that could make a general-interest news site like IWantMyRocky profitable. But should one arise, former Rocky employees could surely offer the software -- the expertise, sources and reporting chops -- that could generate the content to make site like that a must-read.

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