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Online Startups by Former Newspaper Staffers

Former staffers at the St. Louis Post Dispatch are launching their own online newspaper - the St. Louis Platform. Here's a story about it in the Chicago Reader.

We're beginning to see a trend here - reporters and editors quitting their newspaper jobs or taking buyouts and launching online alternatives to their former employers. MinnPost, founded by a former Minneapolis Star Tribune editor and publisher, is another example.

Let's use the comments section to start a list of these ventures - and explore whether they're doing a better job of exploiting the unique characteristics of the web than traditional newspapers.