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The “wall to wall” union would represent 50 staffers in departments across the nonprofit newsroom.
“We are not in turmoil. We have a real plan,” the paper’s owner, billionaire businessman Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said.
The tech giant wants to let some app developers make money on the web — but take 27% of the revenue they generate along the way. But publishers should still have access to a better deal.
“We’re taking the opportunity to remind people that we are an independent, trustworthy news source in the Baltimore region — and they are responding.”
Roughly one-third of all digital reader revenue at The Guardian now comes from the United States.
The pandemic brought a massive effort to limit the spread of bad health information. Did it do more harm than good?
“It’s quite lazy to say that young people don’t care about news.”
“Aside from handwriting, there’s also potential for interactive features like ‘scribble-to-erase’ detection, in-app self-training mechanisms, and a whole host of other doors that on-device ML in the Games app can open.”
Its new owner, Sinclair executive chairman David D. Smith, has pushed local TV news hard to the right. Will he do the same with newspapers — a medium he’s called “so left wing as to be meaningless dribble…so devoid of reality and serving no real purpose”?
“Misinformation is not like plumbing, a problem you fix. It is a social condition, like crime, that you must constantly monitor and adjust to.”