Despite the recent struggles of traditional news outlets, it’s a boom time for new media ventures. Think of Ezra Klein's Vox or billionaire Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media. But building a news organization from scratch isn’t easy. Vox has yet t0 deliver on the hype, and now First Look is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.


Dan Kennedy teaches journalism at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley hosts WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.

Joanna Weissis a Boston Globe columnist.