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Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Scores $13M, Tribune Keeps Journatic

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Scores $13M, Tribune Keeps Journatic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.TaskRabbit Takes Another $13M, With Founders Fund Leading the Round (All Things D)… Media Companies have Trouble Finding the Sweet Spot in Hyperlocal Journalism (Chicago Tribune)… The Hard Truths of Hyperlocal Journalism Reveal Themselves in Journatic Trouble (Poynter)…

Journatic CEO Accepts Blame for Bogus Bylines

Tom Grubisich

Journatic CEO Accepts Blame for Bogus Bylines

The popular National Public Radio show “This American Life” turned its eye on hyperlocal news service Journatic this weekend, revealing in its latest episode that the company’s local real estate site BlockShopper had slapped fake bylines onto some of the site’s lawsuit-prone stories. “This was a mistake,” Journatic CEO Brian Timpone told Street Fight yesterday. “We should never have run an alias byline and sent the article to our partners.”