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'Editors' World' Portal Aims to Bring Globalization News to 'Main Street' Papers

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Editors' World' Portal Aims to Bring Globalization News to 'Main Street' Papers

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Editors' World, a new organization of U.S. journalists, has launched a Web site designed to give news professionals in small and mid-sized markets a one-stop source for news and analysis of global issues with local relevance.

The site is intended to be an affordable resource for newspapers and electronic media.

"Currently, there is no service to support all but the largest news organizations in weaving global events into American stories on a daily basis, which is increasingly important with the expanding global market," news veteran Nancy Hicks Maynard said in a statement. Maynard, the former co-owner and deputy publisher of The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune, is Editors' World's founder and director.

"The site empowers journalists with a comprehensive resource to decipher the world's most important developments while providing insights as to how these stories impact 'Main Street USA,'" Maynard added.

Editors' World said it intends to create a community of professional journalists who can talk to each other about global news coverage in a local context. It will offer content designed for journalists -- but not written by journalists. …

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