Keep News Broad

by Irv Cantor

I think this is a great idea and am proud to see it come from my home country of Israel.

I think it is very important that the definition of "news" or "journalism" be as broad as possible. It should include science news, sports news, the arts etc. And the emphasis should be on intelligent writing.

The issue of bias is important. The available articles should cover a wide variety of sources. People will not visit Paygo if it is perceived as presenting news from one perspective.

There are readers who especially enjoy long reads, narrative journalism that goes into more depth. These readers could become avid subscribers if the right sources are included.

Finally, there are websites that offer good reading that are not technically news sites. For example, www.aeon.co. I hope consideration will be given to these types of sites.

Thanks for listening.