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“We made a lot of investments over time that we knew were never going to be grand slams, but that we thought could be good sustainable, viable doubles that were actually solving a really important problem in this space.”
The battle against the uncivil comments section is also a battle against high bounce rates for reallyread.it.
“If you go to any news site, at least half the headlines require a huge amount of assumed knowledge. Thats fine if you’re a journalist who spends a lot of time reading the news but it’s not if you are an average person who checks the news once a day for five minutes. We’re building for that second group.”
“These days we have all these conversations about policy and immigration where data comes up, and it’s amazing how much plain text is still used to explain these ideas.”
“It’s obviously a crowded media sphere right now. A lot of people at the outset were dubious that we need another website.”
In the Trump era, Matter says its mission to build a “more informed, empathetic, and inclusive society” is more vital than ever.
Matter focused on five areas in selecting its new class: diversity and inclusion, security, emerging technology, trust in media, and going beyond advertising.
The Bay Area public media giant has launched a series of programs to try to introduce innovation at all commitment levels — from an eight-week bootcamp to lunchtime talks.