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Newspapers were, for decades, a prime example of a community institution, meant to last through the centuries. A new generation of owners is thinking of them more as something to milk for profit on their way down.
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With outlets setting up (and in some cases then closing down) shop in India, Medianama founder Nikhil Pahwa says success in the Indian media market requires knowing if you’re targeting Indians or the rest of the world.
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Its core ideas have always been compelling, but Circa has been unable to find an audience large enough to attract new investment.
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Ali hopes to make Skift “the most pervasive travel information brand” through providing a unique blend of news subscription-based data products. Justin Ellis
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Most news stories have a pitifully brief shelf life. Through content marketing, a growing number of media companies are trying to give those stories a second (or a third, or a fourth) life.
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The web may make syndication easier, but it hasn’t yet made it into a great business. A new wave of startups are trying to change that.
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The founder of paidContent wants to grow his new travel venture Skift through curation and data products. Justin Ellis
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0Chasing subscriptions over scale, The Athletic wants to turn local sports fandom into a sustainable business — starting in Chicago
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0A year in at Vox, Recode looks at its future: Video, distributed content, more podcasts, and no /
“There’s a huge opportunity to be a widely read, digitally native business site that uses tech as our lens, and I don’t think that’s out there.”
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