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Articles by Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton is a contributor at the Nieman Journalism Lab. He was previously a reporter at Digiday, where he covered the business of digital media. He’s also written for VentureBeat, ZDNet, The New York Observer and The Japan Times. When he’s not working, he’s probably at the movies.
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The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.
Like fellow Seattle mainstay KEXP, GeekWire has leveraged its local coverage into international relevance — all the while making itself indispensable to its bedrock Seattle readership.
“Rebuilding trust will a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms, and consumers over many years.”
“We want to make sure reporters have what they need to do this work and see us as a valuable resource to help them do it.”
“Every incredibly regrettable thing that I have said on social media, I have said within the first five minutes of something showing up. I would feel a lot better about my history as a social media user if I had had a five-minute delay.”
The rapid growth of Google and Facebook continues to take its toll on digital media companies.