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The Marshall Project, an early model for single-subject nonprofit news sites, turns five today (and got a shoutout on Jeopardy last night)
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Picking up a daily paper at your local coffeeshop, grocery, or convenience store is a dying art — and a dying business.
“Asking people to support the Bee via digital subscription can be a path for us. However, that path is long. This effort can help serve as a bridge.”
“It was really important to us to have the same kind of high-level conversation with somebody who gives $5 or $500,000.”
The network’s pitch to local funders: “By the time the school reforms reached their zenith, there was not a single local education reporter dedicated to covering them.”
NYT en Español’s founding editorial director called the decision “extremely short-sighted,” and many others who’d worked on the product or read and followed it expressed their disappointment.
“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”
The Correspondent is hiring a total of five full-time journalists.
You’ll get five free stories a month; after that, you’ll be asked to pay up.