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Archives: August 2014

If newspapers are going to have to survive on their own, the first numbers aren’t encouraging. In southern California, we could see big movement fast.
The site, known for its focus on local government, was financially stable. But as with many indie local news sites, it only worked with a heavy workload for its founders.
A new voice on social platforms helped Mother Jones beat its traffic records.
With a new round of investment from Andreessen Horowitz, the viral giant aims to get even bigger. One step down that path: making it more clear to readers what kinds of content BuzzFeed really offers.
Five journalism profs who spent the summer embedded in major newsrooms are revamping their lesson plans based on what they learned.