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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.”
“You feel all this knowledge would be useful for something, for trying to change something.”
To save money on newsprint and late press runs, Gannett told its newspapers not to bother printing results and to direct the curious online. Here’s how that played out.
“We’re a subscription business, so we’ve been looking a lot at binge-watching and creating a body of work that, when people find one, they will spend time with multiple episodes.”
News publishers of all sizes are partnering to “save democracy” at the local level; more than 35,000 stories have been published.