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“I think the keys to making this kind of small operation work are collegiality, responsiveness, and flexibility.”
At MisinfoCon, stopping “fake news” wasn’t the only focus: Issues from news literacy to newsroom standards and reader empathy to ad revenue were all up for discussion.
While investigative reporting is some of the most critical work journalists do, few of the people doing it are non-white.
“If I were a U.S. journalist, I would be looking to launch The Trump Watch.”
Revenue from a three-times-daily insider newsletter for corporate clients supports a newsgathering operation of more than 20 writers.
New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 and The Washington Post’s Can He Do That? are helping to contextualize Trump’s presidency for those who don’t have much background knowledge.
“In terms of mass distribution at this point, newspapers are the only ones that have the muscle.”
The column, which curates right-of-center perspectives for the site’s left-of-center audience, “gets across the idea that the divergence in values in this country is real and persistent.”
“We’re trying to empower folks to make their own decisions, and that requires that we get them the right information.”