Remember Daryn Kagan? She was once one of CNN’s stars. Now, thanks to the web, she’s an independent journalist. Expect to see more of this.
UPDATE: It should be noted that Kagan is taking a pretty big media/packaged media approach. She and her cohorts slickly produce everything. It’s a very structured approach. There’s no blog. No UGC. At least she makes contacting her pretty easy (or appears so, I haven’t actually tried) and wants feedback and story tips, but there’s no sense that she’s willing to enter into a conversation with her audience. You also can’t grab some HTML from her site to embed her video into yours.
The other thing I wonder about — the one segment I watched featured a guy who runs a relationship web site.Â She plugged his URL a couple of times.Â Is that product placement?Â There’s no disclosure if it is.Â I don’t see any other apparent business model on the site.