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Sarah Scire is the deputy editor of Nieman Lab. Previously, she worked at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and The New York Times.
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“Meta had the resources at its peak to do incredible things. Not just the dollars, but the encouragement to think of the best outcome possible, to make the biggest impact we could.”
NPR estimates less than 1% of its 20 million weekly digital users give to their local stations.
Call them games or “interactive, fan-centered service journalism.”
The worker-owned sports website released an admirably transparent annual report on Thursday. The report showed Defector brought in $3.8 million in its second year and that nearly every dollar came from readers.
“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.”
Founder Ilia Krasilshchik doesn’t know the average age or gender or location of the people seeking help through Helpdesk’s chat — he just knows many are terrified.
“Are we moving fast enough for the length of runway we have to lift off? Or do we need to, you know, keep paving and quickly build more runway? That’s the real question.”