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The future of newspaper

An open letter to the new CEO of The New York Times

Dear Ms. Levien, Congratulations on your new position as CEO of The New York Times Company! We’ve never met, but I’ve only heard great things about you and I’m excited to see what you have planned.

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What makes people avoid the news? Trust, age, political leanings — but also whether their country’s press is free

Avoiding the news is seemingly becoming more difficult and more common. It used to be that, if you skipped the morning paper, didn’t tune into news radio in the car, and kept the TV turned to HGTV, you could very easily go a blissful day without any notice of the outside world.

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Reading On Paper

I’m staring at a pile of paper on my desk that is my stack of things I found on the Internet that I want to read. It’s a bit ironic to write this on a blog, but if I come across something on my computer or phone that is longer than a page or two, I print it out and read it on paper.

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The TikTok War

Over the last week, as the idea of banning TikTok in the U.S. has shifted from a fringe idea to a seeming inevitability (thanks in no small part to India’s decision to do just that), those opposed to the idea and those in support seem to be talking past each other.

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The Wall Street Journal aims for a younger audience with Noted, an Instagram-heavy news and culture magazine

The Wall Street Journal has been previewing Noted, a monthly digital “news and culture” magazine for 18- to 34-year-olds, for the past couple of months, and on Tuesday it officially launched. Noted, whose tagline is “For you. With you.

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The Daily Email

AVC has always been a blog. But over time, it has also become a daily email. Ten years ago, the average monthly visitors to the website was 100k. Now, it is around 60k.

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Never-ending Niches

You have almost certainly seen this chart about newspaper advertising revenue since World War II: The obvious takeaway is that the Internet killed what had been a profitable and growing business; what is interesting, though, is that circulation numbers tell a somewhat different story: Time and Rea

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72 Places to Find Solutions Story Ideas

Where can journalists learn about what’s working? These innovation hotspots can help inform rigorous, solutions-oriented reporting. “Problems scream, solutions whisper.” That’s SJN’s oft-said adage on why, perhaps, we don’t see more solutions stories in the news.

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Location and Work

I am confident this pandemic will end. At some point, we will have a vaccine, therapeutics, and/or broad based immunity. When that will happen is less clear to me. I believe that at some point, we will be able to resume living and working as we did prior to the pandemic.

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