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The magazine Superinteressante is among a number of Brazilian publishers who have reached new audiences by producing games on topics like drug trafficking and police investigations.
“I thought: Let’s get all the areas we want to keep people informed about, whether it’s food or finances or relationships, and let’s get the best people not only to write a short tip on the subject matter once a week, but also to answer questions from our subscribers.”
“Improving technology has already made more and more information available to each of us, and will continue to do so. But more is not necessarily better.”
“He also tapped his time-tested technique of coming up with stories that appealed to the special interests of certain groups of Americans. He wrote about Lithuanian music for American music lovers and about Lithuanian theater for American theater buffs.”
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“This is what public journalism is saying: getting the connections right is the deeper challenge in journalism right now.”