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“In six months, I’d love to have done a couple of experiments, learn from them, and hopefully have had as many failures as successes.”
Plus, The Dissolve gets a new life in audio, WBEZ’s live events, and Bill Simmons’ podcast network.
“I’m an optimist about human nature — I like to think that most people aren’t freeloaders, they just might not want to compensate sites by dealing with advertising.”
“I care about the news, and I have a lot of news left in me, and it’s wonderful to grow a new news audience,” says Madhulika Sikka, who joined Mic in September.
“Over time I realized that beneath the selfie surface, Instagram provided a powerful, unexpected, and mostly underutilized storytelling tool.”
One-fifth of the approximately 9,000 journalists in Afghanistan are women, according to Sahar Speaks founder Amie Ferris-Rotman. But none were working for any of the foreign news outlets in Kabul.
“It’s putting content into a useful pre-made notification format that really works for our clients.”