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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?”
In some cases, newsrooms have specific ideas or topics they need researched. In other cases, Storyful has an idea that it looks to find a home for.
Just as blogging allowed a new cadre of journalists to work outside established news organizations in the early 2000s, the email newsletter boom has done the same in local communities. “This is more than 40 hours a week for far less than minimum wage. To be frank, it’s exhausting. I only do it because it’s so important.”
“With this agreement, I am convinced we have assured the revival of The Times under local ownership.”
“If we’re going to have news that is paid for by audiences, we have to talk about the news that should never be behind paywalls.”