Digital business news site Quartz is cutting almost half its staff and closing physical offices in London, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Washington in an effort to lower costs amid declines in advertising as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Quartz was bought by financial data firm Uzabase in 2018 and started charging people to read its articles in an effort to move away from being dependent...
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Are Reporters Too Negative? Well, It Depends
These days, when I ask sources in Silicon Valley what I should write about, I get some version of: “The big story is really how great everything is going.”At that I roll my eyes. As a journalist, I’m wired to believe that the hype isn’t always as it appears. But lately I’ve been thinking more about the negative consequences of—well, being so negative. Because it’s also true that these...
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