ABOUT BAYSIDE NEWS PUTTING "COMMUNITY" BACK INTO COMMUNITY NEWS
Bayside News is an Online, Digital and Hard Copy publishing platform for people who live, work or play in the Woollahra LGA and nearby areas.
It is unique and allows professional journalists and designers to work alongside members of the public, business owners and members of community groups to publish local community News, Articles, Special Offers and Events, Online, in Digital Format and in Hard Copy.
Allowing people to work together in real time shortens production times, improves communication, avoids duplication of work, reduces production costs and builds a community network that is 'Putting "Community" Back Into Community News'
Before the days of Facebook & Google community news was collected, edited and published by members of the community. It provided jobs for local journalist, printers, delivery personnel and administrative staff and the revenue generated often helped support local community events.
It was a circular economy and if the news reported wasn't accurate the publishers soon knew and were expected to put things right. There was accountability throughout the whole chain and the wealth created mostly stayed within the community. Facebook and Google have now captured over 90% of the revenue that formerly paid for the publication of hard copy papers and in May 2020 caused News Ltd to stop printing 112 community and regional papers. See Financial Review 28/5/20.
The old structure is unsustainable and cannot be recreated so Bayside News uses new network technology to let the whole community take part in collecting and sharing local community news. To find out more CLICK HERE
We're a local community organisation, run by Eastern Suburbs locals, so please feel free to get in touch for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0418 400 697, or contact us online CLICK HERE
Founder Gina Bianchini says "Mighty Networks believes that a thriving community shouldn't be restricted to just a one-sided conversation. Instead, members should be able to partake in a dialogue and add value to the ecosystem as a whole. Content may be why someone comes to a website, but content alone will kill the creator economy. So it makes more sense to build a community that gets more valuable to every member with each new person who joins." To read more click here - 9 minute read
When you join the Friends of Bayside News you become part of a worldwide "Passion Community". See video - 15.10 mins
WHY START WORKING TOGETHER NOW
It's tempting to believe that once Omicron is "defeated" we can start getting back to normal. However, in the video below, Nicholas Christakis explains that pandemics are like a Tsunami that floods the whole world and then eventually recedes leaving behind long term education, finance, psychological, infrastructure, emotional and supply chain problems. Having access to supportive members in this group will make solving these problems easier.
In the video below Nicholas Christakis outlines what to expect in the next few years of recovery. 25 Minute Video