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Plus: How information overload makes fake news worse, the similarities between investigative journalists and people who spread conspiracy theories, and a Vox infographic that wasn’t.
“I think the learning story there is that you should think about the consumer when you develop a product, because nobody wanted to read the magazine in front of the computer.”
“We’ve learned a lot over the last few years about how to construct a business model that allows a substantial but still relatively small news organization to thrive.”
“Our hope is that we can remove all of the technical and difficult aspects of the process to the end user.”
It’ll cost five bucks every four weeks, and it’s the latest step in the Times’ push toward a business more reliant on reader revenue.
“To give them that multitude of facts, voices, and perspectives, you want the UI to disappear and not be a sense of overload or cognitive load on them but just be transparent.”
It will be replaced by a more traditional app that also works on phones.
CityLab hopes to turn its focus on key urban decision makers into a compelling value proposition to advertisers.