In a bid to add local news content to its web site -- and increase ad revenue -- the Miami Herald is looking to partner with indy news sites. The Herald plans to to link to local indy news sites in exchange for the opportunity to sell ads on the sites.
Rick Hirsch ... [said] The Miami Herald, which has also had deep staff cuts, is reaching out to news entrepreneurs, offering them a partnership to have their site viewable through the Miami Herald’s site.
So far, about five partnerships have been hammered out, including Miami’s Community Newspapers chain and the River Cities Gazette in Miami-Dade County. The Herald would make its money through ad placement on the partner Web pages, Hirsch said.
Question: how many of these indy news sites are staffed by reporters laid off by the Herald?
Hat tip: The Medium, The Message