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    Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model
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    Public radio voice or public radio voices? Figuring out how different identities fit together on the airwaves is a challenge for many journalists.
    Its newly launched redesign isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s a chance to look inside the business and strategic thinking at America’s business daily.
    “Until a year or so ago, the cadence wasn’t swift enough, and that’s what we’re seeking to put right.”
    The shift to distributed content means concepts like fair use are increasingly in the hands of private companies — like SoundCloud.
    The newspaper, first published in Yiddish, is facing all the familiar pressures of print, combined with a shifting base of potential readers.
    Local newspapers still act as if they’re monopolies — despite all the new players eating away at their audiences’ attention. Is there room to adapt?
    The open-source tool lets reporters contribute contacts to a centralized newsroom collection of sources — but it can also be used to build larger reader-facing data products.