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Projects that demonstrate “clear ways to measure success” and aim to reach groups “disproportionately affected by misinformation” will be prioritized.
Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers’ payments, it’ll take 15%. The money’s welcome, but it’s also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.
“Journalists are natural skeptics, except when it comes to their own idea about their business plan.”
“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.”
“I think the interesting challenge is figuring out how to balance investment in the organizations that are producing the quality journalism today with those organizations who might be emerging and able to produce several years in the future.”
Losing the chance to gather together to swap stories and ideas is very low on the list of the virus’ negative effects, of course. But it’s a harbinger of the sort of disruption that could be coming on a larger scale.
“As we build out that newsroom, how do we prioritize people who have experience serving info needs in communities across disciplines?”
You can turn loyal readers into members and subscribers. But first, you have to turn occasional readers into loyal readers.