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Here’s what Modi can do if he really wants to change India’s image of being a “dangerous place for journalists.”
Lokal, a location-based community information app in India, experimented with monetizing shoutouts and hyperlocal classified ads. It earned them $60,000 in March.
“People don’t just pay for the product and the content. People pay for the idea behind it and the credibility. There’s a good will among the people to support independent journalism in Kashmir.”
As it turns out, it’s not just news.
“There was a lot of convincing each other and bursting each other’s bubbles. You don’t want people to be too drunk on Kool-Aid or too cynical, as journalists tend to be.”
“This category is all about the next round of funding. None have a sustainable business model.”
They…joined them! Plus: YouTube beats Indian news organizations 65-to-1, and machines can make fake news pretty well, but it can’t detect it.
“Given the dearth of empirical studies about news audience behavior in the world’s largest democracy, our study provides a benchmark for future comparative research on news consumption across platforms and across countries to build on.”
“More than a quarter of the content shared by the Bharatiya Janata Party and a fifth of the content shared by the Indian National Congress is junk news.”