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The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy.”
“We have so valued the fact that we are still standing. ‘Look we’re still standing!’ But standing is not enough…you gotta run.”
Plus: iHeartRadio digs deeper into on-demand audio, Gimlet deals with another cancellation, and even a small public radio station is finding success in true-crime podcasts.
Journalists and publishers need to breathe new life into the social contract with readers: The audience holds the media accountable, the media holds the powerful accountable.
Plus: Panoply grabs some big partners, question marks at Acast, and success in local podcasting through Hearken.
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.
Owner Jeff Bezos is also pushing the Post to experiment with more user-friendly video ad formats.
Fake news percentages, numbers of working journalists, declining print ad revenue: 2016 in numbers.
“Where does news come from? What is true? What isn’t? What’s the agenda, if there is one, of the publisher?”
“Monday’s moves make an interesting first step, but these companies must first embrace their responsibilities — better using both people and machines — in delivering news to vast parts of the U.S. and global democracies.”