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Since 2011, the amount of time Americans spend with print has dropped about 40 percent. But the amount of ad dollars that go to print has dropped even more.
“Liz will leave The Times on Friday as our last public editor.”
“We’ve learned a lot in five years about what the levers are, how we can pull them and what are the tradeoffs. We understand a lot of things better than we used to. The changes are the natural evolution of that understanding.”
VGTV, an offshoot of the tabloid Verdens Gang, has benefited from Schibsted’s strategy for innovation: separate the new business from the mothership until it is well established, and then reintegrate it back with the whole.
Plus: A new podcasting convention launches (with a YouTube pedigree), Radiotopia readies Ear Hustle for launch, and the Trump budget formally proposes kills off the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
As of noon on Friday, the video had 8,453 likes and 4,703 dislikes. The typical ratio of likes to dislikes on a Vox video is 10:1.
The news aggregator this week launched Nuzzel Pro, which is ad-free, lets users filter stories, and use a dark mode.
Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”