Syria Deeply and the ongoing unbundling of the news



We’re so used to the way that newspapers and other traditional publications approach the news — as something to be aggregated for a broad audience, meaning as many different stories on as many different topics as possible. But what if you could have a site devoted to a single topic? In a lot of ways, that’s how blogs emerged, with a single writer or a small group focused on a specific market or even a specific company. Now a site called Syria Deeply is trying to take that same approach and apply it to the conflict in Syria: it is essentially a digital newspaper/community about a single topic, and it says a lot about the ongoing trend towards the unbundling of the news business.

As Fast Company described in a recent piece about the venture, which launched earlier this week, Syria Deeply began when founder Lara Setrakian —…

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