BuzzFeed will go public. Here’s what it told investors about the future of digital media.
The Cookie Monster won’t be coming for the web’s most popular browser for another year-plus
Google’s trying to figure out how to satisfy privacy advocates without crippling its gazillion-dollar ad business — or poking regulators around the world. Now, the company says it needs more time — and publishers should take advantage.
By JOSHUA BENTON
Rather than privatizing public service media, we should be expanding it online
Imagine an advertising-free, non-commercial, not-for-profit internet, with digital archives of public service content available to everyone for an unlimited period from anywhere at any time.
By CHRISTIAN FUCHS
As Hong Kong’s Apple Daily goes dark, the newspaper’s web, app, and social content disappears, too
The Globe and Mail has built a paywall that knows when to give up
Some readers might never encounter a paywall, while others might see one every time they visit the site.
By SARAH SCIRE
Many people worldwide say they’re losing interest in news … but more are paying for it
In the U.S., for instance, self-reported interest in the news declined by 11%. But Americans are also more likely to pay for news than those in many other countries.
By LAURA HAZARD OWEN
In The New York Times, A Story on Eels Achieves Headline Perfection
The New York Times now allows subscribers to “gift” articles to non-subscribers
The gifted articles won’t count towards the limited number of articles that non-subscribers can click before hitting a paywall and recipients have 14 days to read ’em.
By SARAH SCIRE
Alden Global Capital and Tribune’s board are dancing at the edge of the law
Tribune board members acted in their own interests, not their newspaper chain’s, while Alden failed to disclose a secret investor meeting and misrepresented its cash position.
By JULIE REYNOLDS
Two continents, two political systems — and two attempts to change how online media gets regulated
The U.K. wants to regulate Netflix and other streaming services the same way it does British TV networks — including punishments for “bias” and “inaccuracy.” Meanwhile, Nigeria wants to do something similar, but in a more authoritarian context.
By JOSHUA BENTON
What newsrooms still don’t understand about the internet
You can’t report on a culture war and also be an invisible bystander.
By CHARLIE WARZEL
Does the world need a New Deal for journalism?
Comment moderators should focus more on hate speech than profanity, a new study suggests
Ken Doctor: Six months after launching a local news company (in an Alden market), here’s what I’ve learned
We don’t wake up each morning to compete with a print daily, but rather to run our own local news and community model. That’s the key.
By KEN DOCTOR
The Covid vaccine and the people of Nextdoor
Nextdoor is overlooked as a player in misinformation, and to address “vaccine hesitancy” in America, you might want to start at the neighborhood level, where hesitancy has grown into militancy.
By JANE ELIZABETH

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