MEDIA
03/26/2013 05:40 pm ET

Media Start-up Hatched At Columbia, 'The Big Roundtable,' Looks For A New Long-form Business Model

How many great stories never end up seeing the light of day as a result?
Lots, according to Michael Shapiro, a Columbia Journalism School professor who thinks he's developed a way to publish and distribute orphaned features by crowd-selecting stories, putting them up for sale on a website and paying writers $1 for each copy sold.

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