Thursday, September 24, 2009

The newsroom of Alaska's future? - With a new owner’s investment, an online Alaska newsmagazine gets ambitious

AlaskaDispatch.com may be the most ambitious and well-funded of the bunch, but several other media types have delved into the online world as well. There’s the Alaska Standard, conservative talk radio host Dan Fagan’s multi-contributor blog, which presents mostly opinion. And then there’s AnchorageDailyPlanet.com, a brand new site launched by advertising mogul and talk radio host Mike Porcaro, with Anchorage Times veteran Paul Jenkins at the editorial helm. Although compared to the Dispatch, the Daily Planet is in an embryonic stage, it’s the closest to approximate an online newspaper model.

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