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Poynter / Mark Jacob / May 4
“The Texas Tribune, which was known for its public gatherings before the pandemic, found that the simpler, less expensive logistics of going online allowed it to produce more events with an increased profit margin. The Dallas Morning News also boosted its number of events. The Star Tribune reacted to the cancellation of the popular Minnesota State Fair by creating a ‘virtual state fair’ that allowed it to save most of its expected advertising revenue linked to the fair.”