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    Plus: Edison offers up more podcast listener data, DeRay Mckesson teams up with Crooked Media, and Bill O’Reilly clings to his podcast.
    14-year-old online job search company Ladders has hired journalists to bolster and burnish its editorial operation, which will try to cover everything from policy to pop culture (as it relates to work, of course).
    “Mobility is a crucial factor in our identity. I believe that sort of fundamental optimism of American identity is running out of gas…That fundamentally shifts our national character.”
    “The splash is really the best of our editorial voice…In thinking about who we are, this is the best reflection of it from a product perspective.”
    The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
    Adoção lenta de tecnologia está entre os motivos. Problemas com monetização também atrapalham. Além, é claro, de conteúdo maçante das reportagens.
    “I’m afraid that more and more people in news organizations use 360 for stories that are not interesting. Bad content will keep people away from watching it.”
    Staffers insist the Times won’t pander to its Discover audience, but the morning briefing is being reenvisioned as a quick 300-word scan.
    “I don’t think earning trust is something you do once and just bank on for a long time.”
    “Ours is a system that neither Adam Smith nor Karl Marx — not even Travis Kalanick — can figure out for us.”