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Events like its upcoming Obscura Day are meant to help the site’s digital readers discover places they previously only read about.
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“We can’t be like, well, our first issue was really diverse, and that’s enough. It has to be ongoing.”
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With 6 million downloads a month and a growing set of live events, Slate is showing one potential path for publishers in the post-Serial world: using conversation to build connection.
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Their conversational tone pays off both in user engagement and in added impact for advertising.
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“There’s a huge benefit to coming up with features that are more fun and more interesting. It appeals to a different audience and can create closer connections with readers — they can see a different side of us.”
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