It’s not exactly the best moment for news, what with a president intent on attacking journalists and the public’s abysmal trust in the media. So it’s a little surprising to hear how optimistic Jessica Lessin is about the future.
But there are better days ahead for an industry that has been in a multi-decade, internet-enabled tailspin, she believes.
“The reason I’m optimistic is because we have a model that works for quality information in 2017, and it’s a subscription business,” Lessin said.
When Lessin started The Information in 2013, the notion of a $400-a-year subscription-based publication was perplexing. Free journalism abounded and the tech scene that her outlet covered was already the subject of intense reporting. Who would pay for this kind of thing? Read more…
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