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They face many of the same financial challenges as their daily peers — how many alt weeklies can navigate a path to sustainability? Joshua Benton
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Plus: Google Reader and the future of free services, the Washington Post announces a paywall, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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The alt weekly, one of the nation’s best, announced its closure Thursday after nearly 50 years of publishing.
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Plus: Niall Ferguson and the fact-checking debate, The New York Times’ new CEO, and the rest of the week’s big media and tech news.
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The new system will allow members to share stories, video, and photography and potentially make money licensing to other media. Justin Ellis
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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
792A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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