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Morning embers: Occupy Wall Street, media insurgents, and towns with no newspapers

October 14, 2011

1.) #OccupyWallStreet Will Crowd Fund a TV Ad (Tech President) — The maker of a popular pro-Occupy Wall Street spot  is using Loudsauce, a platform to crowdsource funding for everything from ads to the sides of buses.

2.) Baltimore’s media insurgents (Baltimore Fishbowl) — Charm City analysts critique The Baltimore Sun’s decision to charge consumers for its web content.

3.) For towns with no newspapers, online start-ups fill the gap (Paid Content) — A TV producer, a rugby club and a university are the latest players to try filling a content gap in tiny U.K. towns that saw their local newspapers fold in 2009.

4.) Mea culpa matchup: Blackberry vs. Netflix (Fast Company) — Kit Eaton reviews the competing mea culpas of two companies caught in the public’s cross-hairs due to shoddy service and questionable judgment: Research in Motion and Netflix.

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