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Readers have finally understood that their payments for the news will actually make a difference in what they and their community know. That model needs to be extended down to states and cities.
“Where you find resistance to collaboration is where you’re finding news enterprises hastening their own demise.”
Working with newspapers like the Houston Chronicle and sites like The Tulsa Frontier, The Marshall Project wants to bring more attention and accountability to capital punishment cases.
“People see us as a pantheon of good American journalism,” founder and chairman Neil Barsky said. “But we’ll still be fundraising for the rest of our professional lives.”
Only a small subset of news organizations currently use HTTPS to secure their connections to readers, but a variety of incentives — from Google’s search rules to browser makers’ policies — are pushing them in that direction.
The Marshall Project is trying to get beyond the narrow newsroom focus on “cops and courts” and tackle the bigger systemic issues.
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