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“The world has a lot more witnesses now, and we can’t be at everything. Our tool helps shift some of the burden of witnessing and lets journalists do much more of the high value-added work.”
The Oklahoma-based investigative site had about 750 subscribers paying $30 a month.
Plus: Podcast ad blindness, growth in the potential market for Audible Channels, and how audio ad dollars are seeking scale.
The Quartz Bot Studio (which the publication intends to maintain after the grant funding is used up) will develop new bots for messaging platforms like Slack and voice interfaces like Amazon Echo or Google Home.
Canada’s press woes are bad enough unto themselves, but they also serve as a sign of earlier winter for the U.S. press.
More than 450 reporters from 250 outlets across the country have published over 300 stories as part of the Electionland project.
The reporter will be charged with forging relationships with readers and using their feedback to help drive The Texas Tribune’s coverage.
Antenna allows readers to react to stories with pre-set emotions, and the company is expanding into e-commerce.