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“I think the Monitor is in amazingly good hands and we’re on a pretty good glide-path too. It seemed like a good time to step down.”
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The journalist-cofounded (and journalist-friendly) curation tool will live on; the hope is the combined company can extend its reach with enterprise customers. Justin Ellis
Matt Thompson, co-founder of Spark Camp
“We knew from the outset that it was incredibly important to foster a really robust and vibrant conversation on these issues, and we knew, also, that it’s really easy for conversations about race, ethnicity, and culture to go off the rails.” Justin Ellis
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With Ask Well, its health and fitness Q&A site, the Times is betting its brand value can make it standout from the competition.
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On the occasion of a new pope, the Times offered up a new commenting platform that filtered reader responses by mood and identity.
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Arianna Huffington explains why her site takes an editorial stance: “Because we are clear about where we believe the truth lies, I believe we elicit a richer kind of response from our readers.” Justin Ellis
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Blogs? SEO? Facebook? All of the above? Justin Ellis
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If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
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