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The -30-: The End of News

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At a time when 60% of counties in the United States have no daily newspaper to hold governments and corporations accountable, we have to start asking why. The biggest reason: the rise of big tech. When 90% of all new digital ad revenue is swallowed by Google and Facebook, it’s becoming impossible to fund the kind of reporting that has uncovered corruption, solved crimes, and literally saved lives. I was never interested in the business side of journalism. I believed in the separation of church and state. But then, I found myself without a job at a time when the world needs journalism the most. So now, with this project, I’m going to interview the journalists, experts, and leaders who can help us make sense of this crisis and what it means for the future. For centuries, Dash 30 Dash has been used by journalists to signify the end of a story. We hope this won’t be the end of ours.

At a time when 60% of counties in the United States have no daily newspaper to hold governments and corporations accountable, we have to start asking why. The biggest reason: the rise of big tech. When 90% of all new digital ad revenue is swallowed by Google and Facebook, it’s becoming impossible to fund the kind of reporting that has uncovered corruption, solved crimes, and literally saved lives. I was never interested in the business side of journalism. I believed in the separation of church and state. But then, I found myself without a job at a time when the world needs journalism the most. So now, with this project, I’m going to interview the journalists, experts, and leaders who can help us make sense of this crisis and what it means for the future. For centuries, Dash 30 Dash has been used by journalists to signify the end of a story. We hope this won’t be the end of ours.

Location:

United States

Description:

At a time when 60% of counties in the United States have no daily newspaper to hold governments and corporations accountable, we have to start asking why. The biggest reason: the rise of big tech. When 90% of all new digital ad revenue is swallowed by Google and Facebook, it’s becoming impossible to fund the kind of reporting that has uncovered corruption, solved crimes, and literally saved lives. I was never interested in the business side of journalism. I believed in the separation of church and state. But then, I found myself without a job at a time when the world needs journalism the most. So now, with this project, I’m going to interview the journalists, experts, and leaders who can help us make sense of this crisis and what it means for the future. For centuries, Dash 30 Dash has been used by journalists to signify the end of a story. We hope this won’t be the end of ours.

Language:

English


Episodes

Police and the Media with Joel Anderson

6/11/2020
Joel D. Anderson, a writer at Slate, joins John Stanton to discuss the recent Black Lives Matter protests and the relationship that journalists have with the police, and how that's changing.

Duration:01:02:12

Advertising Technology with Joshua Koran

5/4/2020
Advertising funds journalism and Google and others are siphoning away that revenue. But advertising technology -- known as adtech -- is complicated. Joshua Koran joins to help us understand it better.

Duration:00:46:48

Freelancing with Laura Saunders and Caitlin O'Hara

4/16/2020
While many, many journalists have been laid off because of big tech's siphoning of ad revenue, Laura Saunders and Caitlin O'Hara join John to talk about what it's like to freelance in that environment.

Duration:00:50:47

Journalism, layoffs, and COVID-19 with Laura Bassett and Nick Charles

4/2/2020
John, Nick, and Laura talk about what has been a brutal week for the journalism industry, despite strong demand for news and information during the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:47:50

Layoffs in sports journalism with Sarah Kelly

3/19/2020
Sarah Kelly covered sports for The Express, and talks about what it's like to try to navigate a career in sports journalism in the era of Big Tech.

Duration:00:36:37

Latinx representation with Tina Vasquez

3/5/2020
Reporter Tina Vasquez joins to talk about the importance of Latinx voices covering immigration and reproductive rights.

Duration:00:31:10

New voices with Brittany Shepherd

2/20/2020
National politics reporter and host of young voter focused show "Hot Mic" Brittany Shepherd joins us to talk about the importance of diversity in reporting.

Duration:00:42:46

Diverse voices with Katelyn Burns

2/6/2020
Katelyn Burns is a young trans reporter covering the White House and Congress in Washington, D.C. But as a young reporter in a changing industry, the future looks uncertain.

Duration:00:40:12

Market control with Luther Lowe

1/23/2020
News is not the only content online. Luther Lowe has worked at Yelp for years, and he's seen first-hand how a giant tech competitor like Google can fundamentally reshape the way a company has to do business.

Duration:00:40:43

Conservative news with Jim Swift

1/9/2020
Even in the era of "fake news," conservative publications have struggled too. Nobody is immune from the financial realities of the modern news business. Jim Swift, formerly of the Weekly Standard, joins us to talk about that dynamic.

Duration:00:36:29

Anti-trust with Seth Bloom

12/19/2019
Lawyer Seth Bloom joins us to talk about the modern anti-trust environment, big tech, and how it all ties to journalism.

Duration:00:32:17

Saving journalism with Laura Bassett and Nick Charles

12/19/2019
Laura Bassett and Nick Charles work with John through the Save Journalism Project, and join him on the inaugural episode of -30- for a discussion about journalism, layoffs, and where we go next.

Duration:00:31:44

Introducing -30-

11/5/2019
I was never interested in the business side of journalism. I believed in the separation of church and state. But then, I found myself without a job at a time when the world needs journalism the most. So now, with this project, I’m going to interview the journalists, experts, and leaders who can help us make sense of this crisis and what it means for the future.

Duration:00:02:48