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We found that the primary stated reason was money, followed by political or ideological concerns.
From AdAge to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
“Venture capital typically does not back [Black] media, unless, of course, you’re Carlos Watson.”
The powerful may know they won’t win in court — but they can certainly drain the resources of the news outlet doing work they don’t like along the way.
“Alternative media tends to negatively portray politics and so [people] might turn away from it.”
The public deserves to read the documents, not just the few dozen journalists in the consortium.
Samantha Melbourneweaver on the biggest mistake news organizations make with younger readers, the audience team’s growing role within the newsroom, and “getting weird” online.
“It will be a flash in the pan. Some legislators will get pissy. And then in a few weeks they will move onto something else. Meanwhile we are printing money in the basement, and we are fine.”