Publish2 is a new startup, soon to go into beta, that plans to network journalists within and across news organizations.
While details are still somewhat vague (see its screed, here), the New York-based startup says it trying to overhaul how journalists process information on the web.
It says it will combine standard web tools such as social bookmarking, social news ranking and online publishing so that a newsroom of any size or type can do a better job of internally collecting, organizing and publishing. What’s more, the software will be web-based so that the most popular information from across news organizations can be shared. It will use Drupal’s open source software for creating content management systems.
The company will offer its services to more than just newsrooms in order to “put journalists at the center of news aggregation on the web — it wants to include “independent ‘news bloggers,’ ‘citizen’ journalists, student journalists, and anyone else who defines themselves as a type of journalist.
I spent years working on a similar project. I’m intrigued by Publish2, so will be tracking it closely.
I’m also interested in how the company plans to make money.