VilaWeb
joint venture of local newspaper companies. The collaboration might lead to take overs
of existing newspapers in Barcelona or to the creation of new newspapers. As result,
its revenue model is diversified, consisting of many different products and services. 
The central concept of Vilaweb, i.e. the proximity of information through its local
network, enabled by a powerful database and easy to use editorial software, might
be a concept to be exported, according to co director Vicent Partal.  Maybe the
challenge for the future is in generating VilaWebs in other countries and continents
by exploiting the know how and machinery we have developed. It would constitute
a global journalistic concept based on locality and providing a real alternative to the
global media, based on plurality and difference. 
The idea of independent journalism has always been crucial for the VilaWeb
founders. Company independence is secondary to this.  In the future, new partners
may come in if they respect and support our policy and if more money is needed  
for instance, to develop new products . The original owners will probably keep the
majority share though.  Because in many regions in Spain, a really independent
press is not noticeable. Sometimes we say that we became owners just to be able
to do the kind of journalism we like.  
6.7 Annexes
Sources:
Interview with co director Vicent Portal, June 7, 2002, Barcelona. 
http://www.vilaweb.com 
Vicent Portal, Glocal Journalism: Using the tools of globality for the information of 
proximity, Recife, 04/05/98.
Office of Justification of Diffusion, Medios Electronicos de Communicacion (Junio 
2002), http://www.ojd.es. 
Annex 1: VilaWeb Activity Map
COMIT
VilaWeb
Common
PMA
VilaWeb.com
Other
Admin
Consultancy
El9Punt
Tech
Tech
L'Hora
elpunt.com
L'Internauta Radio
text.tv
CECM
el9.com
Books
Contents
El9
Nosaltres.com
Internet Day
Presencia Weekly
VilaWeb
TV.Plural
VilaWeb for Kids
Mobile VW
76











  

Home

About Services Network Support FAQ Order Contact
 

 

Cheap UK Web Hosting

Our partners:Jsp Web Hosting Unlimited Web Hosting Cheapest Web Hosting  Java Web Hosting Web Templates Best Web Templates PHP Mysql Web Hosting Interland Web Hosting Cheap Web Hosting PHP Web Hosting Tomcat Web Hosting Quality Web Hosting Best Web Hosting  Mac Web Hosting 

Lunarwebhost.net  Business web hosting division of Vision Web Hosting Inc. All rights reserved