Shout out to THE news source across the pond, BBC News.
From the understandable din of the Google IPO buzz, the BBC cuts to the chase with a simple Q&A on why it is such a big deal.
Q: Why are people saying the decision is unusual? The founders are taking great care to make sure they can still keep running the company as they wish. They make it clear that they have no intention of being dominated by the traditional Wall Street focus on quarterly results. "A management team distracted by a series of short-term targets is as pointless as a dieter stepping on a scale every half-hour," they wrote in an "Owner's Manual" attached to the SEC filing.
The BBC also advanced the concept of participatory journalism recently when it engaged readers to help the news outlet cover a story. As Poynter reports, tapping into readers in this fashion is simply brilliant. "This looks like a clever way to dress up your coverage even from far-away places and to involve your readers."