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Journalism Weekly

September 3 · Issue #7 · View online

Keeping up with the media

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HowStuffWorks raises $15 million.
ProPublica and Poynter have redesigned websites.
The Verge set a new traffic record in August with 40.1m unique visitors. Also, Jake Kastrenakes gets promoted to editor of Circuit Breaker.
Raymond Zhong leaves WSJ to cover tech in China for the New York Times.
Industry links
Ethics in storm journalism
Ev Williams on Medium’s Spotify-ish future, why publishers left, and why he changed his mind about ads
The future Ev Williams paints in this interview sounds utopian - user-supported journalism! Higher payouts than advertising can support! - but he doesn’t have the numbers to back it up yet. I don’t see publications buying into this model; not only do they not get total control over subscriptions, they have to buy in fully to generate any meaningful revenue.
New Study Finds Facebook Page Reach Has Declined 20% in 2017
All good things come to an end. At least for now, publishers are reaching fewer people on Facebook. That’s undoubtedly caused panic in some newsrooms, but it could also inspire a healthy (and long overdue) shift in focus and strategy. 
My take
BuzzFeed gives in to banner ads
Great reads
On Channel 4, 'The Great British Bake Off' Keeps the Dream Alive
Here Are a Bunch of Trump Inner Circle Amazon Wish Lists
Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country
Tweet of the week
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