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“It’s not rocket science to put a CMS together. It is a bit of rocket science to figure out how to make the most effective use of it and create a sustainable business model.”
One user: “I do not want to stay in touch with avoidable contacts in Dubai or London. I want to know who lives in my neighborhood and wants to get to know these people.”
“Despite the volume of research currently under way about news ecosystems, there is no gold standard.”
In the BBC’s final two experimental rounds, the R&D team focused on 1) tweaking the stories based on each reader’s information needs and 2) breaking down the news into more digestible bits.
“The reality is we do not have folks who are embedded in the communities they serve who actually are responsible for telling these stories.” ABC is making local hires as one step to try to fix that.
With its new vertical on cannabis, the Globe joins a budding list of local news outlets seeking to build audience via legal pot.
“Ultimately, this digitalization will equip Times journalists with useful tools to make it easier to tell even more visual stories.”