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    Archives: March 2015

    “We want to use technology as a way to define pop culture, in the way Rolling Stone used music and Wired used the early Internet.”
    News of the death of the Nigerian author was mourned across social media — despite the fact he died two years ago.
    It’s one of a number of media companies that are beginning to view Africa as a market, not just a subject of occasional coverage.
    “We could’ve cut our way out of existence in a very orderly way over the next 10 years. But strategically, we saw the need to invest in digital.”
    The viral masters aren’t just interested in pushing its U.S. model overseas: “The idea is that we want international offices to start being not just satellite offices, but being centers of gravity themselves.”
    The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
    Newspapers have hiked prices to squeeze more revenue out of a smaller customer base. But it looks like that trick is already losing its power.