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By gutting local advertising overnight, COVID-19 has accelerated strategies — like cutting print days, corporate consolidation, or even closing down offices — that publishers had hoped could wait a while longer.
The coronavirus pandemic is proving the value of local news to millions of readers, driving up subscriptions. But the advertising collapse is knee-buckling. “If it’s a couple of months, we’ll make it through. If it’s six months, all bets are off.”
After ten years of writing for Nieman Lab, Ken takes a big look back and ahead, defining the state of affairs for the troubled world of journalism.
From nasal New York accents to vocal fry, NPR’s anchors and reporters have long inflamed debates about whose voices should represent the nation — or just be heard by it.
“Because we’ve been in a relatively protected space, I think one of the challenges is that there’s not always the urgency to change.”
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
Now KCRW wants to make the station more local to Berlin and less about American programming. FYI, “totebag” in German is Tragetasche.
A partnership of Boston media giants is going to try. Plus: The mysteries of messed-up analytics and The New York Times’ expanding podcast strategy.