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The show is “about understanding the values that we hold and how we want to be — what are our shared hopes and dreams for who we want to be in the world and how are we seen,” says WNYC CEO Laura Walker.
“We’re not alone in trying to compile the numbers, and we’re not alone in trying to track all reports.”
“The primary cleavage in news readership is not liberal vs. conservative. It’s news junkie vs. non-news junkie.”
The stated mission is big: raising the economic intelligence of the country. “It’s our job to do more of that storytelling, but also to think more about how we are telling the story outside the traditional audience of public radio.”
“There’s not enough written about how these processes actually take place. Who is writing the checks? What’s in it for them? What are the consequences of all of these for individuals and our way of life?”
The BBC’s digital team worked alongside the editorial staff to shape the coverage and determine best practices for vertical video.
“Even though online platforms are where nearly all journalists today begin their career, the internet is often presented as a bolt-on topic when it comes to media law.”
“We’re trying to make it more convenient for people to get more of the big picture of local news.”
“I look at Axios as a rolling R&D lab,” Jim VandeHei, chairman and CEO of the new venture, said in a Q&A.