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Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
“It shouldn’t be that difficult to keep an updated list of when and where and what the meetings are.”
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”