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More money should go to news organizations directly — even if that means making hard choices.
NPR estimates less than 1% of its 20 million weekly digital users give to their local stations.
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“$15/hour to $125,000”?
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.
“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.”
Since 2015, a Post subscription for Prime members has cost $3.99 per month. Soon it will be $12 per month.
“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.”
In 2022, few pop-culture brands move the needle, so newspaper blue-bloods and recipe sites alike rally around Marvel Cinematic Universe content as their last stand.
“For me, fundamentally, the mistake was thinking that journalism was where Medium was going to shine.”
“Some subscribers would rather game than sift through the wreckage. Can you blame them?”