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“Newsrooms generally reported increased levels of engagement and higher-quality conversations with audiences. Nearly all of the grant reports we reviewed reported increased engagement.” That (still) doesn’t yet translate into money.
Pulse, a project launched by Sarah Alvarez and Andrew Haeg, aims to help news organizations text their communities to find out.
“Our angle on the current state of journalism is this: The crisis of journalism and legacy news media is structural, and not just a matter of technological challenges or broken business models.”
“You know what? There doesn’t need to be data. We all know this to be true.”
The Canadian startup OpenFile was a bet on collaboration between journalists and their audience: “We learned that we shouldn’t dismiss [a story] just because it’s not articulated in a way that we would as journalists.”
Can a widget’s worth of reader engagement lead to useful data — and maybe even money? “The whole idea is to give readers and communities a voice within journalism.”
“Can we, as an established news company, create something that feels like a news startup focused around investigative and enterprise news, done for a social audience?”
“We want to help newsrooms pull content in, which is exactly the opposite of what newsrooms have been doing: pushing content out.”
“I don’t think earning trust is something you do once and just bank on for a long time.”