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Who deems Reuters.com so essential that they’ll pay more than two Netflixes a month for it?
What does it mean for other news organizations hoping to attract institutional support?
Charlie Warzel on newsletters, platforms, reporting, editing, and luck.
“It’s paramount that we don’t come back as like, a new sneakerhead website or something. I just can’t do that.”
It is only the latest, though perhaps most complicated, chapter of the marriage of convenience between advertising and news.
“We know as well as anyone that Black communities across the country are not monolithic. Black people within communities are not monolithic.”
As a news consumer, you are less likely to be able to cancel online than you are to get a please-stay pitch from a customer service rep on the phone.
Plus: A.H. Belo seeks a new, non-Confederate name; Ebony and Jet find a new home in Atlanta; and a lawsuit alleges that Haskell Indian Nations University violated its student newspaper editor’s First Amendment rights.
One side has institutional heft, established revenue streams, and a broadcast pace; the other brings hustle, an entrepreneurial spirit, and digital savvy. Here are the hurdles to watch for when cultures combine.
“We will make our newsroom more diverse, our editorial practices more inclusive, and our news report one that provides a truer, richer and more textured portrayal of the world. By doing so, we will ultimately attract a reader and subscriber base that more fully reflects the breadth of the society we serve.”