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By gutting local advertising overnight, COVID-19 has accelerated strategies — like cutting print days, corporate consolidation, or even closing down offices — that publishers had hoped could wait a while longer.
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.”
A few thoughts from an exhausting year in fake news (or whatever we end up calling it next year).
Consider this a roadside guide to accidents of history as evidenced by the collisions between newspapers and Google and Facebook.
“We want to improve our reporting, and this is one way we can get feedback from and learn from some of the most storied brands in journalism.”
“It’s not experimentation that is most needed. It’s execution, and execution based on the value of smarter, rather than dumbed-down, local journalism.”