I want to launch a new local news and articles site concentrated on the so-called “slow journalism” (that is; a journalistic site that mainly creates in-depth and instead of going with the latest “breaking news” and clicbaits. The principles of the media would be to return “classical” journalism to a world dominated by quick, random snippets of knowledge.
Things the site needs to achieve:
- As much monetary independence from advertisers, financiers, politicians and other actors who could have the incentive to meddle with editorial and journalistic decisions.
- Using open source, creative commons and public domain material, programs and applications for most if not all operations and
- As much resistance against censorship as is possible so governmental or commercial actors can’t control the flow of information.
- Ease-to-use, so even people with little specialized technical knowledge can access the site and information freely without resorting to additional applications and programs.
MaidSafe seems to be an interesting idea with enormous opportunity, so I am definetely going to follow it more actively from a creator’s and publisher’s perspective. If it could be even in a small way used to achieve some more independence, freedom and credibility to media, it would be an important step towards the development of modern global democracy and an arena for freedom of speech.
Considering these things, I also have several stupid n00b questions. I have read topics about issues relating to these, but by explaining my views I am hoping to get some perspective that takes in account the things I mentioned.
Could MaidSafe be implemented to with a WordPress.com site, for an example, or does all the data necessary have to be hosted on MaidSafe’s own network?
There are different other projects for helping creator’s monetize their content without ads, such as coins mined by web browsers. Could a publisher use MaidSafe in combination with other such projects, like JSECoin, to increase their revenue?
In which other ways could MaidSafe be implemented to help towards the goal of creating a free media?