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It’s one element of a broader expansion for the social news agency, which is also growing its product team and working on improving its core trend-detection technology.
For stories like the Germanwings plane crash, The New York Times and many other publishers flip a switch to remove ads to avoid unwanted connections.
The ubiquity game has different rules for digital startups than for legacy businesses. But for both, figuring out the right relationship with Facebook is key to their audience strategies.
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, on the thinking behind its operation’s pivot: “The smart brands know they’ll lose your attention if they use this new publishing power simply to push their merchandise.”
World Politics Review has grown from one man’s side project to a small news operation supported by a niche paywall.
“There’s an expectation now that it doesn’t have to be painful to publish stuff online.”
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?