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Archives: December 13, 2017

The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.
“There is no blueprint for these sorts of projects, because they are built on personality and trust. One size does not fit all. They require building a content feedback loop that requires dedication and resources.” Manoush Zomorodi
“Better to be consumed in the nuclear blast than to live rummaging among the ruins. Those of us still left in the business are the poor survivors. We’ve peered into the cannibals’ cellar.” Luke O'Neil
“Gone from our feeds is the feeling of now-ness that made the real-time web so enthralling for many of us in the early days of the social media boom. This does not seem to be lost on the major social platforms.” Jake Levine
“The web of undisclosed conflicts in the bitcoin world is almost impossible to disentangle, especially since one of the celebrated features of cryptocurrencies is that they can be held secretly.” Felix Salmon
“I know there is a difference between, let’s say, sound political economy scholarship that describes the structure of ownership of commercial mainstream media outlets and angry tweetstorms that denounce the corrupt MSM.” Juliette De Maeyer
“This is the year when we develop the infrastructure, protocols, and processes to support and facilitate effective collaboration where and when it’s needed, quickly and effectively initiated.” Heather Bryant
“As an industry, and as individuals, we’re realizing that we need to invest in organizational change, personal growth, and the human connections that will get us there.” Adam Thomas
“Reach is down for most publishers already (a cursory look at CrowdTangle will illustrate this clearly), and eventually, we’re all going to break up with Facebook — or at least cool things off a little bit.” Neha Gandhi
“Those still putting digital advertising ahead of paid digital subscriptions are in danger of extinction.” Jim Moroney