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“I find it counterproductive to take a cynical view on tactics that help keep high-quality journalism freely accessible to all Americans.”
Long before the Panama Papers and other high-profile international projects, a global network of investigative journalists collaborated over snail mail.
“By providing a service that answers questions posed by audience members, audiences are more likely to reciprocate through subscriptions.”
“We aren’t, and do not want to be, like the traditional radio stations in Mexico.”
“Whether I agree with it or not, whether I even like it or not, the reality is that many individuals, many institutions and philanthropic groups, have concluded that journalism should be nonprofit.”
Does seeing that a social post has a ton of likes make you more likely to agree with it? No — except for the heaviest social media users.
“Journalists and scientists have a lot in common — we both like to chase, we both like to investigate, and we like to write up what we find, and do it in a clever way, that people leave nourished.”
The Press Forward coalition, led by the MacArthur Foundation, has pledged to invest $500 million in revitalizing local news over the next five years while working to raise more.