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About a quarter of Americans have ever paid for news directly. Those who have are more likely to make over $150,000 a year.
“It’s a format that rewards a bit of journalistic intuition, as it’s almost impossible to build podcasts to just fit searches and platform algorithms.”
“At some point, you get sick of pretending that this expert you’re quoting knows more than you do. Or that you have no opinion or you have no analysis of your own.” Sarah Scire
“A reaction to the nihilistic slaughter of the First World War…Theirs was a vision for a new public space, using the technological boundlessness of broadcasting — that was in itself ignorant of hierarchies and conventional barriers — for good purposes.”
“By focusing on providing news online, the World Service is putting its resources where it can best promote British soft power and international influence, thereby improving prospects for its own continued existence. However, abandoning radio entirely would be a mistake.”
Plus: studies on race in the newsroom, hostility from sources, and why it’s hard to build a subscription habit.
Saying Democrats want to give African Americans money as thanks for all the crimes they’ve committed against white people — is that racist? Or still just “racially charged”?
“It’s a bold move: Reporting the news is expensive…But we know it’s the right thing to do.”