Old media is collapsing, with even major newspapers going bankrupt – and in some ways it deserves to decline. It’s too often beholden to big corporate owners and advertizers, too superficial to create understanding, and too disempowering by constantly reporting problems without solutions or opportunities to act. With over 10 million subscribers, the readership of Avaaz is bigger than many of world’s biggest news publications, and our members could become millions of correspondents creating people-powered media. We could launch a website that goes head to head with old media, providing citizens with deep and current insight in an outstanding daily briefing on what we need to know, and what we can do about it.
Avaaz asks its members in a New Year Poll what its priorities should be for 2012 – including setting up a global news service.