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Newsonomics: The newspaper industry is thirsty for liquidity as it tries to merge its way out of trouble
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“The biggest takeaway for us is there is a pool of donors there that was untapped, and now we realize they do exist.”
“We are not doing a good job with having a diverse angle of coverage, which is different from diversifying the actual staff.”
“I know it’s popular to quit social media or say the internet is terrible, but we can’t give up.”
“You’re going to have micro-community sites with 72 lost-dog stories a day and [you’ll have] investigative reporting — but most of the things between those are going to struggle if we can’t figure out the model.”
“Social. Mobile. Recyclable.”
Free Press is suggesting an analog to a carbon tax on fossil fuels — but atoning for the attention economy’s perils instead of climate change.
“The right approach is almost always giving up the illusion of control funders think they have and trusting that people closest to the work know what’s best.”
Exclusive podcasts, tightened paywalls, and just plain asking each played a part.