In the transition into post-Covid life, more and more news outlets in the U.S. are opting to keep putting on some virtual events even as in-person ones return.
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With Trapital, Dan Runcie found a way to cover the business of hip-hop and make it sustainable
When Runcie was in business school at the University of Michigan in 2014, everyone was talking about a Harvard Business School case study about Beyoncé’s surprise album “Beyoncé,” which was released without traditional marketing and promotional strategies. All of the talk about that case study got Runcie thinking about other stories in hip-hop: What if… Continue reading With Trapital, Dan Runcie found a way to cover the business of hip-hop and make it sustainable
With matrimonial ads and shoutouts, Lokal is finding new revenue in staples of Indian media
Lokal, a location-based community information app in India, experimented with monetizing shoutouts and hyperlocal classified ads. It earned them $60,000 in March.
California State University’s student journalists launched a wire service to share their work with each other. Here’s how they did it.
The wire, run via Substack, helps student reporters share knowledge and reporting.
Fully bilingual, no voiceovers: How one podcast centers the Puerto Rican experience
Every aspect of La Brega, from the scripts to the sound design to the original music and illustrations by Puerto Rican artists, was produced in a way that would speak to a Puerto Rican audience.
Launching a news nonprofit in Fort Worth, Chris Cobler doesn’t want to “repeat the mistakes of the past”
“Nobody wants to look back on the work we’ve done and say, ‘God, we were really clueless 50 years ago.’ We want to start every day thinking that we’re as in touch with the community as we possibly can be and reflect their interests and values.”
Subtext lets journalists build deeper relationships with readers, one text at a time
The privacy of texting means users don’t experience the same toxicity or endless doomscrolling that you would on social media, making it a friendlier and healthier interaction. It also allows users to get to know and form a bond with the journalist or personality on the other end of the line. The bond can be strong… Continue reading Subtext lets journalists build deeper relationships with readers, one text at a time
The NewsRun, a daily newsletter about Pakistan, cuts through the noise of a cluttered media market
Anam Khan first started the NewsRun to help other Pakistanis living abroad keep up with the news, but quickly found that people back home needed her to make sense of what’s happening in the country, too.
In Brazil, 10 news outlets are teaming up to try to make journalism cool for young people
Ten digital news startups are collaborating to bring the news to the urban youth in Brazil, and learning about their consumption patterns along the way.
Allissa Richardson thinks it’s time to shatter a few myths about citizen journalism
“None of us could have predicted the impact of police body cams as conflicting narratives that continue to compete for the accurate portrayal of what happened.”