Deadspin journalists reunite with new site, Defector, and new business model

Jul 29, 2020
It's a whole new ballgame when it comes to how Defector staffers will operate their digital media company.
Writers and editors for Defector will own and operate their new digital media company, and staffers will get paid as the money comes in.
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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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Report says network news lacking when it comes to climate coverage

Apr 8, 2019
A report from Media Matters finds that broadcast TV news coverage of climate change fell by 45 percent between 2017 and 2018.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) and other Congressional Democrats listen during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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My Economy: Leaving the big city life behind

May 8, 2018
One former journalist left the newsroom for the family business. The reason? A lower cost of living.
Matt Schewel traded a job in Washington, D.C., interviewing senators and congressman for work in the family furniture business. 
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Trump remembers his friends and his enemies, says Observer editor-in-chief

Nov 10, 2016
The Observer's Ken Kurson doesn't expect Trump to be friendly to Wall Street, which he says was on Clinton's side.
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Rolling Stone sells almost half of magazine business to Singapore-based startup

Sep 26, 2016
The company is looking to diversify its business model.
A vendor in Singapore pulls out an issue of Rolling Stone. A Singapore firm linked to one of Asia's richest families has bought a 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone to expand the U.S. magazine's business in new markets.
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