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Political news reporting doesn’t seem to be holding up well as a business in the city-state. And it’s even harder when you’re seen as “alternative” media.
New Naratif, modeled loosely on the successful Dutch site De Correspondent, has started a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of signing up 3,500 members.
“When young people start working for traditional media, they lose their edge, which is why it’s crucial from Mediati’s point of view to recruit young people before they get corrupted.”
A lot of startups have wanted to be “a great place for writers.” Longreads appears to actually be succeeding at this.
CEO Evan Ratliff says the company is sticking around. But internal stops and starts — and the publishing industry’s increased focus on big platforms like Facebook — have made Atavist’s mission difficult.
“Believe me, if I was offered full-time people, I would not say no. But people want to be involved, even if it means working extra hours or going to events outside work.”
Plus: Russia cracks down on bloggers, the Los Angeles Times’ web redesign, and the rest of this week’s future-of-news reads.
“Sometimes the technology leads, and sometimes, the journalism has to lead.”
The media entrepreneur shares a vision of Lower Left Coast domination. Rex Sorgatz