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The role of local news in covering Trump’s endgame

On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz led eleven Republican senators and senators-elect declaring their intention to vote against certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. On the same day, President Trump pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to help overturn election results in his favor; on Sunday afternoon, […]
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Can Spotify be the one to convince people to pay for podcasts?

The Swedish music giant is apparently testing out podcast-only subscription offers. But the market for paid premium podcasts is pointedly unproven. More than a decade ago, Spotify was the company that began to convince people to pay a monthly subscription for the world’s music. Before that, music was mostly […]
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‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work

An unlikely trend is developing in the media industry: people think they can make real money from local news. It’s happening in different formats and in different locations. Axios will release newsletters in four markets early next year. David Plotz, formerly the CEO of Atlas Obscura and editor-in-chief of […]
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‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work

An unlikely trend is developing in the media industry: people think they can make real money from local news. It’s happening in different formats and in different locations. Axios will release newsletters in four markets early next year. David Plotz, formerly the CEO of Atlas Obscura and editor-in-chief of […]
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Daily news podcasts: building new habits in the shadow of coronavirus

Introduction and key findings | Methodology | Daily news podcasts in the wider ecosystem | The growth of daily news podcasting in six countries | The impact of coronavirus on consumption and production | Case studies and publisher strategies across countries | Future developments and conclusions | References | […]
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What we think we know and what we want to know: perspectives on trust in news in a changing world

Passengers on a subway train, Brasilia, Brazil, July 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado Introduction | What we think we know | What we want to know | The path ahead for the Trust in News Project | References | Acknowledgements | About the Authors | Download a PDF version | Read […]
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Now we need to rebuild local newsrooms

After nearly four years swimming through a tangled morass of chaos, misinformation, and an executive power hostile to its purpose, the US media is coming up for air. The world beyond a Trump presidency promises the luxury of spare time and attention. That’s good news. But the Trump administration […]
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‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work

An unlikely trend is developing in the media industry: people think they can make real money from local news. It’s happening in different formats and in different locations. Axios will release newsletters in four markets early next year. David Plotz, formerly the CEO of Atlas Obscura and editor-in-chief of […]
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In search of the next generation of local media owners

Though a deepening economic crisis continues to plague the local news landscape in the United States, the NewStart initiative has set out to ensure that one aspect is not overlooked: there are some profitable newspapers in the country whose owners are looking to sell. The NewStart local news ownership […]
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How many plans to save local journalism are too many?

(Ren LaForme/Shutterstock) It’s an ill-kept secret that, with few exceptions, politicians of both parties really, really like their local newspapers and other local media. News is a conduit for getting their views to constituents and a feedback loop for finding out what issues are on the community’s mind. As […]
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