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Two companies with similar editorial values and brands that mostly complement instead of overlap. This is the kind of smart merger we should see more of.
This might be a rare instance of the goals of a platform genuinely aligning with the goals of a publisher — or another case of publishers’ revenue streams being at the mercy of a tech company’s priorities.
“I know it’s popular to quit social media or say the internet is terrible, but we can’t give up.”
“Social. Mobile. Recyclable.”
In an industry where expense reduction is the prime strategy, much more consolidation is likely on the way. Little regulation prevents it, and the financials all favor it.
Is there really no sustainable form for digital news other than B2B vertical media?
“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.”
From paywalls to politics, pipes companies to public radio, the Post to The Post, podcasting to partnerships, and the press to a president.
Even the most digital-native publishers cannot resist the siren call of a tote bag. But a membership pitch sounds different coming from a public radio station than from a private company with a billion-dollar valuation.
“Recognition of altruism as a motive for publishing (i.e. shedding a light on unknown/hidden information).”