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A talented staff, good ideas, and some forward-thinking technology couldn’t overcome a muddled editorial vision — and the realities of how news sites make money in 2020.
“We’re not the enemy. This is a really shitty industry for writers.”
Plus: “The number of potential distribution points for on-demand audio is kinda getting out of hand.”
Plus: Radiotopia finds expanding a donor base a different challenge than starting one, NPR refocuses for innovation, and The New York Times reaches its youngest audience ever with podcasts.
“Being outside looking in, to me, is quite important. I think that, for the audience and also for a lot of the people involved in this, it’s a lifelong feeling of trying to make sense of a world that you’re not necessarily inside of or a part of.”
Bloomberg digital editor Joshua Topolsky on uncomfortable news design, new ad units, and why they killed the comments.
In print, decades of design language have helped publications draw extra attention of readers. But news web design has mostly been straitjacketed in rigid templates. A few news sites are trying to break out. Kevin Nguyen
The new gadget site features big, bold visuals, room for community, and lots of structured data.
Jim Bankoff talks about the new parent company of SB Nation and the launch of new tech site The Verge.