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Articles by Christine Schmidt

Christine Schmidt is the 2017 Google News Lab Fellow at Nieman Lab. As a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where she studied public policy, her journalism career has been shaped by internships at The Dallas Morning News, Snapchat, and NBC4 in Los Angeles. She hails from Chicago’s Southside Irish.
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This crowdfunding startup wants to be the bridge between declining advertising revenues and paywalls with low conversion rates.
“If people would like to replicate it elsewhere, we would be happy to support them in exploring that idea.”
“We think that we need more coverage of people who are taking action to change their lives for the better, more reporting that sheds light on the forces they are up against.”
For one thing, people did really, really badly on the quizzes (although that could be due to a language barrier).
“Nobody goes into journalism because they want to cater to advertisers and deliver them as many eyeballs as possible.”
“It’s a question of access, but it also keeps us grounded.”
“What I found to be really great about the game is how terrible at it I am and how terrible people are at it.”
Do paying users behave differently than non-paying users?