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Articles by Caroline O'Donovan

Caroline O’Donovan is a staff writer at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she covers media, technology and the future of the news business. As a Lab staffer, she’s been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and CBS Radio. Previously, she was a fellow at Chicago Public Media, where she reported and produced stories in the Chicago area, as well as for American Public Media’s Marketplace.
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Across the state, 400,000 demographically appealing readers have been selected to receive a magazine trying to find a new model for sustainable, high-quality regional journalism.
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The new Schoolbook will have targeted emails, major content partnerships, three languages, and more — and building it took just seven days.
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“I hear the argument, Oh, these poor little magazines with their tiny readerships, if only people appreciated them more. It’s partly true. But the bigger side of that is, well, if only you knew how to read a budget. If only you actually knew anything about publishing.”
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For New Inquiry publisher Rachel Rosenfelt, building cultural significance was easy — building a sustainable business is the hard part.
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With a brand new website, The Baffler seeks the audience and impact it missed the first time around.
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