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Publisher Weekly - Issue #34

It's been a tough week in media, with hundreds of reporters being laid off and media investment cuts.
Publisher Weekly - Issue #34
By Team Ghost • Issue #34 • View online
It’s been a tough week in media, with hundreds of reporters being laid off and media investment cuts. You can catch up with the most important highlights in this weeks issue. Also included: Patreon just keeps growing, more and more publishers are planning paywalls and email is more important than ever. Get at it here 👉

💯 Top picks
The big story this week
This week in media may go down in history as we saw several young startups laying off staff and losing funding. First BuzzFeed announced that it would be laying off 15 percent of its staff, followed by Verizon Media Group announcing layoffs of up to 800 employees which could affect publications like HuffPost, Techcrunch and many others.
If that wasn’t enough doom and gloom, investment group WarnerMedia have shut down its investment arm that has previously backed digital media startups such as Mashable.
Many of these new-media startups that were for some years seen as the modern success story, have fallen into the trap of not living up to investor expectations. Is it time to shake things up and move away from huge media orgs, and on to something more sustainable?
💸 Business models
✍️ Modern journalism
👩‍💻 Technology
🤷 WTF?
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