A Web-based news forecasting service has been launched to enable news organisations and governments to keep up with emerging news stories around the world.
Newsahead has been set up by Jean Land, former foreign correspondent at Reuters and planner at World Television News.
Newsahead offers details of future news events worldwide through a network of journalists working for the service.
Land formed the company, which is registered in London, earlier this year with five other news specialists currently located in France, Croatia and Italy. "Our aim is to create an international operation," said Land, who is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Being on the Internet enables us to be located anywhere in the world."
While not commenting on the costs of running the service, Land said that it was "horribly expensive" and that there were considerable ongoing costs of information gathering.
Newsahead plans to attract significant revenue from sponsors and advertisers and is hoping to restrict it to involvement from companies in the media such as CNN, the International Herald Tribune and Sony.
Land said that she is not concerned by the fact that many journalists do not have access to the Internet. "We are in for the long haul and, besides, the situation is changing all the time." (www.newsahead.com)
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