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How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nathaniel Popper, who covers cryptocurrencies and financial…
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i also blame streaming music for my depression, have u guys heard a CD lately? incredible!! i swear sometimes liste…
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RT : The most depressing cover series you’ll see this week.
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Yeah no, we don’t fuck with you.
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The Outline and the curse of media venture capital • Columbia Journalism Review
Mathew Ingram:
<p>When The Outline launched, it had about 10 full-time staff, including veteran writers and editors like Aaron Edwards from BuzzFeed, Adrianne Jeffries from Vice Media’s Motherboard site, and Amanda Hale from Talking Points Memo. The site soon had a four-person video team, and added a number of high-profile writers who worked out of its office on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Its website, which often looked and functioned more like a mobile app, got largely positive reviews, and there were high hopes for its customized approach to advertising.

A source close to the company say the board encouraged Topolsky to spend more and expand quickly, assuring him there would be no problem in finding more financing. By late last year, however, the media environment had soured. Vice Media and BuzzFeed were said to have missed their revenue targets for the year by as much as 20 percent, and Mashable—a former digital media superstar—was forced to sell itself for a fraction of its previous valuation, to Ziff Davis, which immediately laid off 50 people. A tight advertising market and the increasing dominance of Facebook, as well as the lackluster performance of video, meant sharply lower traffic and revenue numbers for just about everyone in the business.

At first, The Outline seemed to have figured out a way to make it work. In April, Topolsky said his ad strategy was working so well that clickthrough rates were 25 times the industry average. Then he announced a new round of funding in May, another $5 million from existing investors and several new funds. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Topolsky said the site (which then had more than 30 staff and 3 million unique visitors a month, according to internal analytics), had kept its funding round small because it didn’t want to suffer from inflated expectations.

According to several sources, however, this wasn’t entirely true. The site very badly wanted to raise more than $5 million—and in fact needed to do so to keep up with its burn rate—but had failed to find enough investors willing to sign up. Also, the announcement didn’t mention that most of the funding had come in months earlier, and had already been spent.</p>

I can't see The Outline lasting much longer as an independent organisation. Apart from anything, what's it for? What's its niche? The internet rewards niches. It penalises generalism unless you're gigantic.
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10 days ago by charlesarthur
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hell yeah Julia Salazar. Hard to think of candidates who have gone through the same level of bloodthirsty vitriol r…
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3am. had too much kebab. i am in pain.

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I had not connected current social media horror stories to the financial crisis, but it makes so much sense. This century will be defined by systems that become…
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This is a real Fox News chyron during @MichaelAvenatti’s interview
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Black Women Helped Build The Democratic Party. Now Those Leaders Say They’re Being Locked Out.
Decades after they fought for a seat at the table inside the Democratic National Committee, black women political leaders say their allegiance to the institution they helped build is now critically imperiled, citing an exasperation with chairman Tom Perez and a widely shared feeling that the party
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And they wonder why we kneel.

This man was murdered in his own home by an off-duty cop who wandered into his home,…
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I think the "ban cars" people really just mean in big, dense cities. Obviously if you live…
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I don't think a month has gone by for the past quarter century that I don't think of this particular bit from Conan…
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watching the IDC go down in flames with
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Robin Komora is absolutely a conscientious, pleasant and polite person to deal with. As soon as she received my mes…
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Dear button down shirt guy who proceeded to unbutton 3 buttons, puff out his chest, and then tried to flirt with an…
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Hands up if we:

1.Refused #bankingRC 26 times 😡
2.Refused to include #veterans Super in RC 😤
3. Ruled it out again just b4 #Longman 😝
4. I signed off letters to vets saying ‘CSC is already well regulated’ 🤣

Who we ¥%#^* tonight? #veterans #OzVeteransVote ✊#AusPol pic.twitter.com/O5e0HyVszi

— Ray Martin (@Raymartin55) September 13, 2018
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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10 days ago by carios
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An Ex-PM in New York
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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Those f*** pesky kids - who'd have f*** thought a song by a good hearted hardworking musician called Fatman f*** Scoop might have contained unsavoury f*** lyrics? And how was the PM to know ... I mean you'd have to f*** listen to the whole f*** song. #PutYourHandsUp https://t.co/Ij0zrJzxMD

— Adam Spencer (@adambspencer) September 13, 2018
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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Ripping or just telling it how it is? The bullpen is a weakness heading into the postseason whether you want to see…
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10 days ago by sogrady
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Shoalhaven High School has had $1.3 million ripped from their 18/19 budget due to Fed Gov terminating Gonski. Member for Gilmore supported & voted for the cuts. Shameful. Staff will take the #fairfundingnow message to community - local member can’t be supported. #auspol pic.twitter.com/ShWkHZbhZE

— John Black (@J_D_Black) September 12, 2018
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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EXCLUSIVE: Fox News favorite "Dr. Gina" Loudon claims to be psychologist with scientific evidence that Donald Trump might be the “most sound-minded” president ever.

One small problem: she doesn't have psychology degree or license.

Ooops!https://t.co/6J98nedeOF

— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) September 13, 2018
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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The line of folks waiting to pick up foster dogs for the weekend so coastal shelters can evacuate here before #HurricanceFlorence. Many more behind me. Sometimes humans are okay. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/niyCRDygOV

— Ali Standish (@AliStandish) September 12, 2018
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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So @marcorubio says "both sides" need to calm down about Puerto Rico

Would that be the side with 3,000 dead Americans, or the side with @RealDonaldTrump saying they aren't dead?

— Max Burns (@themaxburns) September 13, 2018
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10 days ago by nickbaldwin
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Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old socialist, defeats 16-year incumbent Martin Dilan in Democratic primary for North Broo…
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Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old socialist, defeats 16-year incumbent Martin Dilan in Democratic primary for North Broo…
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I have personally run out of new and novel ways to say that bayes factors are very hard to use well and shouldn’t b…
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That was possibly the worst G&M editorial I’ve ever read. The entire mess is at the fe…
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I've had a few of you guys taking shots at me lately. Thought my response was pretty measured; even dis…
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10 days ago by lemonodor
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Straightforward from here:
1) IDC-less state legislature impeaches and removes Cuomo
2) Democratic US House names n…
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The fake news media needs to die. Enough.
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Not quite this but and I have been interviewing parents in London and the Bay Area -a…
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when I’m off twitter at work but I get a text that one of you clowns posted something heinous
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NY Dems following a pattern we’ve seen across the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic: mostly validating establishment at top…
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RT : i guess one way to put it is that i'd rather have a president whose behavior isn't the topic of every single berens…
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