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    “The digital publishing system has the big inconvenience of flattening everything.”
    Signs that the sites’ owner Joe Ricketts didn’t hold journalistic independence sacrosanct came soon after DNAinfo acquired Gothamist LLC, which promptly deleted at least five stories since 2010 about its new owner.
    The Bristol Cable now has a solid stable of members who can be involved in every stage — from pitching story ideas to assisting in investigations to delivering the quarterly print paper.
    “It’s obviously a crowded media sphere right now. A lot of people at the outset were dubious that we need another website.”
    Unlike other Medium partners, they’re not paid per clap: “Medium has derisked it for us by providing financial value while creating opportunities for us to establish direct relationships with readers.”
    One of the most confusing efforts to fund journalism in recent memory is inching closer to reality.
    The Belgian investigative news site Apache is a co-op, counting on its shareholders and subscribers — who are often the same people.