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The ICYMI edition: How Local News Entrepreneurs are Innovating with Ownership Structures PLUS How Industry Dive Grew Into an $80m Business

The ICYMI edition: How Local News Entrepreneurs are Innovating with Ownership Structures PLUS How Industry Dive Grew Into an $80m Business
Coops, benefit corporations (B-corps) and journalist-owned LLCs are just some of the ownership structures that local journalism businesses are trying to keep them closer to the communities that they serve. These locally-owned news organisations are also attracting cash from local impact investors.
It’s a counter-point to a study that finds that journalists at small newspapers in the US see a bleak future.
PLUS Why does Sweden lead the world in podcast listeners? Facebook went down and traffic to news sites actually went up. As my friend Tinworth says, that surplus attention had to go somewhere, or Facebook as an attention sponge, to borrow his phrase. Aussies don’t trust TikTok.

How Creative Ownership Structures Can Help Local News Publishers Stay Local | by Mark Glaser | Trust, Media and Democracy | Oct, 2021 | Medium
Why is Sweden the world leader in podcast listening? | What’s New in Publishing | Digital Publishing News
When Facebook went down last week, traffic to news sites went up » Nieman Journalism Lab
CEO interview: B2B without paywalls, how Industry Dive grew into $80m 'journalism-first' business - Press Gazette
Aussies Don’t Trust TikTok
Research finds TikTok the 'most untrustworthy social media platform', as users jump 81% in Aus
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Kevin Anderson, Director of professional services, Kaldor/Pugpig.

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