This week NBC News bought a startup called Stringwire. The move was interesting for two reasons. One, NBC News wasn’t really acting like an old fashioned TV network with the acquisition, but more like a savvy tech company that saw a product it liked and snatched it up. Also, Stringwire’s business could help NBC revolutionize news gathering by getting regular users to be a live camera crew. Brian Stelter, media reporter for The New York Times, explains what may have motivated NBC News’s decision.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.
Donate now to get almost any thank-you gift.