What adults are missing about teens and screens

Aug 17, 2022
In a new book, two Harvard researchers reveal the complex social issues teens grapple with in today’s digital world.
“The stories that they were telling us not only stopped us in our tracks, but they made us rethink our own assumptions," says Emily Weinstein about her and Carrie James' surveys and interviews with thousands of teens about their digital lives.
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Why one children's company is betting on cultural pride

The co-founders of Encantos Media want to make diverse kids' content for multicultural families like theirs.
Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo at Encantos Media's Manhattan office.
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Digital startups see opportunity in local journalism

Jul 24, 2019
A handful of news media startups are finding new ways of generating revenue in straitened circumstances.
A tablet displaying a news website is shown on top of print versions of the newspaper in 2016.
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From Ph.D. to freelance writer, trying to make it as a journalist

Apr 22, 2019
Jennifer Mabry earned the degrees but is still hoping to land the right job.
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Yet another plan to save the media with technology

Feb 5, 2019
A new tech venture plans to let you, the reader, earn free articles by trading more data.
Square co-founder Jim McKelvey is at the helm of Invisibly.
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News is a hard business. Now add millennials and Facebook. Yikes?

Dec 19, 2018
NowThis News has to navigate a lot of platforms to reach its viewers.
The NowThis newsroom in New York City.
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A young digital media company sees an opportunity in black millennials

Nov 14, 2018
The AfroTech conference in San Francisco is part of Blavity's events strategy.
Blavity’s Morgan DeBaun and Jeff Nelson on stage at AfroTech 2018.
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For public good, not for profit.

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Is Yahoo's Internet business worth $3 billion?

Jun 7, 2016
That depends on who's buying it, and what they'll do with it.
Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote during the Yahoo Mobile Developers Conference on February 18, 2016 at The Masonic in San Francisco, California.
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Business Insider wins a $343 million investment

Sep 29, 2015
The website is the latest in the digital news business to hit it big.

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