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With revenues crashing, alt-weeklies and other outlets have been forced to get creative.
The multi-trillion-dollar CARES Act should extend a lifeline to many small local publishers. But for bigger companies and chains, the help they’ll receive is still up in the air — “It’s very unformed.”
“It’s clear that the public’s lack of trust in journalism generally mirrors the public’s lack of trust in coronavirus journalism specifically.”
“We’re calling it the Splice Low-Res Festival, because it’s a quick and dirty idea and we all know video conferences can be pretty fuzzy…We’re doing this because it’s cheaper than therapy.”
O’Reilly Media, long known for its successful conferences, has decided that it’s getting out of the business — no matter how quickly civilization gets past COVID-19. Will events revenue bounce back quickly in a few months or be lost under a mountain of Zoom calls?
News products that the Journal built to highlight its election coverage to occasional readers are being repurposed for coronavirus coverage.
COVID-19 is “a nearly perfect weapon against alternative weeklies.” In dozens of cities, papers are asking for donations, laying off staff, or abandoning print as social distancing dries up their revenue streams.
The traffic surge really took off on March 12, the day after Trump’s address, the suspension of the NBA, and Tom Hanks’ announcement he had tested positive.
But Patrick Soon-Shiong’s outside business dealings show the importance of disclosure — especially in an era when more important news organizations are owned by billionaires with business interests in the topics journalists cover.