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Plus: A new raft of misinformation research to read, and the actual dollar cost of anti-vaxxing.
A combined company would own 1 of every 6 daily newspapers in America — and a little more breathing room. But eventually, there has to be a plan beyond just getting bigger.
Projects, which should be related to local news or revenue generation, can receive up to $300,000 in funding. As in Europe, the launch comes with talk of government regulation in the air.
To choose its newest place of focus, the nonprofit education network asked supporters to nominate their own cities — and to help find local funders long before launch.
“Participants who reported actively trying to diversify their online news streams by interacting with people and content espousing different points of view also reported lower levels of anxiety related to current events.”
Plus: Third Coast is getting a new leader, Vox Media ties podcasts into events, and Podtrac fiddles with its numbers.
More than a dozen EU countries haven’t issued a single GDPR fine yet, and the those that have have generally been small. (Unless your name is Google.)
Laying off about 200, hiring about 30: In the short term, cost-cutting and mergers are just about the only plays in the playbook.