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“We made a lot of investments over time that we knew were never going to be grand slams, but that we thought could be good sustainable, viable doubles that were actually solving a really important problem in this space.”
Campbell Brown: “We are going to continue our work with head publishers. We’re not backing away from that, but it is a shift to local and an emphasis on local that is new for us.”
Well, except maybe Google.
Even the most digital-native publishers cannot resist the siren call of a tote bag. But a membership pitch sounds different coming from a public radio station than from a private company with a billion-dollar valuation.
“I am not saying we shouldn’t do vegetables. But for the financial health of our organizations, the rewards are candy. If we’re not taking the vegetables and dipping them in caramel, we’re making some hard choices.”
“What you hear less about the truth is that it is expensive,” publisher Cory Haik wrote in her resignation letter.
“This is a permanent process of change, but I feel a great desire for resting.”
Bigfoot gets a podcast. Plus: the high rise of Guy Raz, The Washington Post readies its daily show, and does podcasting really have a low barrier to entry any more?
6AM runs six sites in four states across the Southeast, in areas “where they are not big enough to have multiple daily papers, yet they are big enough to have a huge life force and a huge heart.”