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And a willingness to change. “One participant told us this name suggests that ‘We’re on your side. We’re with you…It says that this is Oakland’s side of the story.'”
“Being able to link the promo code to heartfelt messages of why local journalism is so important right now is like a one-two punch that we thought would be powerful with readers.”
The country’s $50 million Local Journalism Initiative is funding more than 160 reporting positions across the country. But critics say that it’s subsidizing old media at the expense of new models.
“We used to say trustworthy information is important to democracy. And now we should say trustworthy local information is a matter of life and death.”
Declines in ad revenue and all those canceled events might prove manageable. But the real risk would come with a virus-inspired recession — and how the industry’s hedge-fund owners might respond to it.
“On most days of the week, I’m competing with them.” But when the situation’s right, local news outlets are using one another to augment their own resources.
Republicans and Democrats are (surprisingly!) teaming up to help news organizations negotiate with the tech giants. But it’s unlikely to have a substantial impact on the dysfunctional relationship between publishers and platforms.
“Do something different and do it together.”