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“As a news organization, it’s perhaps an opportunity for us to be helping people fill those gaps without forcing them to go to Wikipedia or start Googling things, just to try to get the background they crave on a story.”
“I think we need to be way more humble. As I often say, technology has value but it doesn’t have values. It’s what we do with it. There’s a lot of bullshit in the Valley.”
“Today, after a deep reflection on the future of the company, we announce that La Presse will now fly on its own.”
A driving principle for the incubator is to make it so “ideas can bubble up from the bottom, or the middle, or the top” of the organization.
“The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they’re doing, then users can make their own decisions.”
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The Canadian newspaper’s new iOS app tried to embrace mobile as a unique platform. Users hated it. Now the company is trying to respond to user feedback while embracing a new digital strategy.
“The agencies are increasingly bored with looking at simple readership or circulation numbers. They want the kind of behavioral tracking data that they can get from people like Google.” Justin Ellis