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Newsonomics: This is how the 5 biggest newspaper chains could become 2 — and it all comes down to one day, June 30, 2020
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Under a conservative government that restricted press freedom, Newstapa became a favorite of Korean liberals who backed its lonely fight. But when a more liberal president took charge, some of those donors weren’t too keen on its investigations.
“If a state can’t see itself reflected in the national political story, that’s a problem.”
“In the long run, it is unsustainable for public authorities and private companies to be allowed to mark their own homework in such an important area with no independent oversight.”
Content doesn’t need to be perfect to be valuable; share resources within a city, not just a company; and other ideas.
“It was a good sandbox to see if there’s a market for these sponsored content pieces, to see how we’d treat them in a design and workflow way, to see if there’s an appetite for people who would pay for it. Now, several years later, we realize we answered all those affirmatively.”
“What are the implications of this weaponization for news organizations in terms of audience engagement and community-building work?”