Casey Newton who left The Verge to write about the major digital platforms via a Substack newsletter writes about his second year of editorial independence. He talks about the rush of getting new subscribers, which means almost $3000 in new income for him. That’s the success story.
But then the publisher of Axios makes the case for why journalists should join his growing network of local newsletters. You can paid vacation and health insurance. It all comes down to how much you value editorial independence, and let’s be honest, how much of a profile you have or can build.
PLUS the resignation of a senior executive at NPR show the challenges of managing the shifting boundaries in media companies. And reporting from the recently completed Online News Association conference about a discussion touching on whether AI and analytics can help journalists get closer to their audience (and communities).