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The New York Times’ Mark Thompson on how he’d run a local newspaper: “Where can we stand and fight?”
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Aug. 10, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

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That and other questions came up during this year’s WordPress Camp for Publishers, running Wednesday through Friday in Chicago. Brian Boyer of Spirited Media “forever ruined” Submit boxes for some attendees, but Austin Smith (CEO of Alley and the Lenfest Institute‘s recent entrepreneur-in-residence) also presented his report on the narrow path for local news. (Link to come once it’s published!) Here’s more of the conversation, and or check out videos of the talks here:

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