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With a former staffer in charge, the new Gawker might have a chance at sticking in a media marketplace that’s changed since its closure in 2016.
“The New York Times is going to basically be a monopoly” vs. “What I actually think you’re seeing is not a winner-take-all dynamic — what you’re actually seeing is a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats dynamism.”
“The restructuring we are undertaking will reduce our costs and improve our operating model so we can thrive and control our own destiny, without ever needing to raise funding again.”
No longer will “Prosecutors Say Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Appeared To Have Ties To Russian Intelligence” live on the same website as “I’m Upset That Travis Scott Doesn’t Know Kylie Jenner’s Dogs’ Names (UGH).”
Big American and British news companies see India as part of their growth strategies. But local media startups are finding the advantages of knowing the territory.
BuzzFeed has figured out how to make content go viral. Can it figure out how to build community and reach younger audiences with podcasting?