Oakland Local compared to Texas Tribune in Editor’s Weblog review

Comparison is a form of flattery when the brand new and built on a shoestring Oakland Local gets compared to the raised $1MM before launch Texas Tribune.

Editor’s Weblog has a piece today on the TT launch. As the author of the piece writes: “Smith and Thornton worked hard on securing donations, with Thornton himself donating $1 million to the Tribune. In early October the founders confirmed they had received a further $750, 000 in grants from the Houston Endowment and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Tribune
is now only slighty short of the $4 million target it needs to continue
running for two years, with a current total of $3.7 million. “

Susan says: Given that we have done everything so far with seed money from JLab of less than $8,000, I am loving this comparison.  Shoot some $$ our way, and you will see great things and probably less money going to big salaries.

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  1. maiki says:

    I could build everyone in Oakland a personal website for 3.7 million dollars. ^_^

  2. carsenu.myopenid.com says:

    Well if this is the case, then PComparison is really something that will bring us some money that will surely needed by us all. Just look at the gain of the Oakland Local quite sometime. Well many should try to save money as long as there still something to save for the future. Just like what Susan said here, Shoot some $$ our way, and you will see great things and probably less money going to big salaries.

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