Those who despair over the future of the planet because of mainstream journalism's shortcomings might want to glance at this online magazine. I once had high hopes that Grist would go this route. Instead they've turned into a web-version of Speaker's Corner for green activists. Via Poynter Online, here's a nice description of the innovative, multi-media venture:
There is no silver bullet for a journalism revenue stream or the struggle to reinvent storytelling for the Web. But there are fragments of a bullet that we can piece together. Jim Gaines, editor in chief of FLYP, an online magazine that combines traditional reporting and writing with animation, audio, video and interactive graphics, thinks he has found a piece of that bullet. It includes rethinking the way storytelling is done online.