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HARO, ProfNet Competitor ‘NewsBasis’ Launches; Gets NYT Treatment

The market landscape for services that use technology to match journalists with sources just got a bit more crowded. The New York Times has an exclusive on the launch of NewsBasis, which will compete directly with established services ProfNet and Help A Reporter Out (HARO).

The service launched today and will initially be free. It has a few features that are new to the market, namely that sources can add footnotes to articles on Websites, “so when reporters are doing research using their Web browser, a tab will appear indicating that a NewsBasis source has offered a different point of view or corrected a fact,” the Times reports.

Of course, the success of any of these services depends on if reporters begin to use them. In regards to HARO and ProfNet, they already are. Do you think there is room for one more?

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