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The idea of Coda Story “is to watch things unfurl at the pace of evolving trends rather than daily developments.”
It sees service journalism as a way to build digital revenue and reach an audience interested in advice and recommendations as much as the Times’ criticism and culture coverage.
Why Line? The app “supports both bots and conversational interfaces,” says deputy editor Tom Standage.
By creating locally focused series of short online videos and partnering with local outlets in early primary and caucus states, the company aims to capture some of the digital political ad dollars that could otherwise go elsewhere.
An unsolved murder, lives of the presidents, the Iowa Caucuses, and more — all delivered in podcast format by reporters who are learning for the first time how to write to be heard, not to be read.
Data obtained through a FOIA request, for instance, gave a Colorado Springs Gazette reporter the “confidence to do something bigger.” The end result: a Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
17 projects will receive a total of $3.2 million to track police misconduct, improve the FOIA process, and more.