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News publishers of all sizes are partnering to “save democracy” at the local level; more than 35,000 stories have been published.
Plus: The CBC joins the daily podcast game, smart speakers approach a tipping point, and the growing podcast scene in the Middle East.
People from 433 out of 435 congressional districts have signed up for ProPublica’s User Guide to Democracy, reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times want you to text them, and more. Christine Schmidt
Most bad freelance pitches are bad for the same few reasons. But they’re often salvageable with a little tweaking.
“I didn’t see how we could justify standing on tradition when it was causing that kind of suffering…It really comes down to: How long does somebody have to pay for a mistake?”
“It came out of a sense that there were some really important topics with impacts on human beings that didn’t get as much coverage in traditional journalism sections and pieces.”
“In short, we came to think that the collaboration itself was something that needed editing.”
“The joke in the industry is everybody doesn’t like the CMS or they write in some other tool.” Vox Media aims to change that punchline for other publishers.
“It seemed appropriate to do a still not short, but way more digestible, on-the-run version of the story.”
“Journalists in every field need to have more skills to investigate those types of decision-making that are embedded in technology.”