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While investigative reporting is some of the most critical work journalists do, few of the people doing it are non-white.
A leadership void in newspaper companies has opened up local journalism further to private equity firms looking to vacuum out profits.
“If I were a U.S. journalist, I would be looking to launch The Trump Watch.”
Revenue from a three-times-daily insider newsletter for corporate clients supports a newsgathering operation of more than 20 writers.
“Putting others’ words in quotation marks, to signal, ‘We don’t know if this is true, we’re just telling you what they said’ or even ‘Nudge, nudge, we know this isn’t true,’ is a journalistic cop-out.”
That’s bad in ways you already know and in more ways you don’t.
“This is a social circumvention strategy rather than a social media strategy.”
Lucie’s List has 360,000 subscribers and pulls in enough revenue to support a family and a staff in San Francisco.