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“We believe for local news to have a future, it has to be built for people when they truly need information before it is built for people when they are just curious.”
As a news consumer, you are less likely to be able to cancel online than you are to get a please-stay pitch from a customer service rep on the phone.
“Food Only” turned out to be impossible.
“Those of us who cover the environment know that there are very many of us who are Black or Indigenous, or people of color, but the folks who get the byline at the big magazines, who get the cover stories on climate change are often white older dudes.”
Information wants to be free, information wants to be expensive — but there’s no guarantee it’ll be any good at figuring out which is which, especially when NFTs are involved.
The community members will join internal meetings, participate in interviews for candidate endorsements, and recommend topics for editorials and contributed opinion pieces.
The wire, run via Substack, helps student reporters share knowledge and reporting.
“If you’re looking at a metric like unique visitors, the audience for the crossword is not colossal. But if you’re looking at people who subscribe, or people who read multiple articles a month, those are groups that really value our crossword.”
Plus: A.H. Belo seeks a new, non-Confederate name; Ebony and Jet find a new home in Atlanta; and a lawsuit alleges that Haskell Indian Nations University violated its student newspaper editor’s First Amendment rights.