Michael Tancredi, Founder of OnlineNewspapers.com
your background, and that of Online Newspapers?
in the early days of the internet, established
itself with the vision that as the internet offered
the opportunity to gather information, news, data
from all corners of the world and that, in time,
hard-copy newspapers would not be able to resist
being part of it. As an outcome of this we also
foresaw that as more and more people began to
use the net they would become lost in the maze
so would need a central point from which to start
their travels. Hence the online directory of newspapers
was established and the domain name onlinenewspapers
If you hadn't already realised OnlineNewspapers is
run out of Melbourne, Australia and is owned my Web
Australia's first and amongst the worlds first internet
are your aims and objectives?
aim is simple...to be the premier directory of online
newspapers in the world.
What are your main achievements?
To be the number 1 result on Google
when searching for the word "newspapers"
and derivations. To regularly receive write ups from
newspapers and magazines around the world and more
recently being selected by the New
York library as being amongst the 25 reference
books and websites to be designated Best
of Reference based on their usefulness in local
branch reference work.
over the years we have built up a network of what
I have called my "cub reporters" who keep
me abreast of new news papers that come online and
addresses for those we have already listed that have
changed or no longer exist.
are the advantages and disadvantages of online news?
Advantages - local news can be made available to anyone
anywhere in the world who has access to the web.
Disadvantages - anyone can set up a website so there
is the real difficulty of separating real news from
From a business perspective it has opened up new opportunities
that would never otherwise have existed.
comment: new opportunities indeed, such as this interview
which was conducted via the web, and the very creation
of Media Man Australia.