paidContent:UK: Award-winning news site Soitu.es closes

Twice recognised in the Online News Association’s (ONA) annual awards, Spanish news site Soitu.es has announced its closure.

Building an audience was not the issue – attracting advertisers to a new model was the problem, Gumersindo Lafuente, founder of the site, has said (in a post attracting 760 comments so far).

At 22-months-old, Soitu’s closure will be a blow/lesson to news start-ups and independent sites recently launched.

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