My first notion is Narrative has the advantage of having a broader scope. This is to be a social network, not just an outlet for journalists.
Next - journalists would do well to put their pieces on any network that will pay. I doubt exclusivity will be a part of these deals.
I think one of the biggest factors for journalists will be the size of the network. If we launch and grow faster than Civil, we will be a more attractive platform for their content.
These are my first impressions - without having researched their project.
Mmmmm...I sort of agree...but kind of not. Quality of association is important to journalists. For instance, I find the quality of content on Steemit severely lacking (with exceptions of course). I think just because there is a monetization to a platform there is no guarantee everyone (meaning journalists) will jump in. That is why we as the initial niche owners must really set a standard of quality from upon launch.
I know that the core team has stated often, that Narrative will have a commitment to quality. I believe they have done a good job to build systems for the community to offer some push back in response to poor quality, ie. voting out a moderator not doing her/his job. this is very good.
I do agree that the size of the community is mighty impactful. I guess that is why I posted this thread...Civil has put up a lot of money already to entice journalists from Vice, Gawker, Daily info-- New York and Chicago locations, as well as the Los Angeles Times. These folks have big credibility, and have huge followers. That means Civil will have start with a healthy base just by association.
I agree that this platform is different. That it is for individuals whom socially journal, as well as content makers. That is still super important to me. I just think it is good business sense for us Niche Owners to find really good moderators and content makers to bring into our community. Call me elitist if you will, but I want to spend my time reading quality material. Some platforms just do a better job than others.
Don't get me wrong, this post is not being negative in any way to Narrative. I am still 100% enthusiastic about this platform...I just know that within a New York minute, we will all be up to our elbows with platforms racing to land the first position of the content economy. I thought this would be an interesting thread to inform others about rising competition, and how we all intend to individually prepare for that.