Sunday, September 22, 2019

"Think Progress" shuts down and re-emerges without most employees; are "independent" media overly dependent on public donations?


The progressive news site Think Progress has suddenly shut down, and then re-emerged (Ross Lincoln, The Wrap) after restructuring of ownership that resulted in laying off most employees. Rachel Frazin has the basic story for The Hill. 
  
  
The Daily Beast has more detailed reporting by San Stein and Gideon Resnick, link
  
Alex Pareene writes that the paper was always doomed (Sept 11) 

There is a general problem that many better-off people would rather speak for themselves (or even run for president) than support other people’s journalism and possibly support more extreme (far Leftist) ideas than what they like. 
  
Truthout often says this, with its aggressive donation drives. 

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