Odyssey Online: A New Place For More Voices?
The Odyssey Online says it wants to create a democratized internet: that is, a space where all voices can be heard. The organization says its mission is to give lots of people the opportunity to write and share their work. The community decides what’s important — not publishers or platforms.
But one writer says it didn’t work out for her quite as planned, and that she ended up looking for topics that would be popular.
A company spokesperson told us it tries to guide writers to reach the widest audiences possible so they can “affect the world with their words.”
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All semester, the Annenberg Truth Squad has been looking at problems faced by journalists, the news industry and audience trust. Now, we’re looking at solutions — web sites, apps and new initiatives.