Local news outlets need help from citizens or the state

It's no secret that local news outlets in the United States have been struggling financially for years. Internet and the abundance of subscription options made revenues for local papers scarcer. Still, there have been multiple initiatives to save them in recent years, from donations, fellowships, and grants, to public subsidies and novel revenue models. Conclusions?…

Disney+ and the value of knowing your customer

On Nov. 12, a new streaming platform entered the market, aiming to dethrone the incumbent—Disney+ is ready to take on Netflix. Since 2015, Disney's CEO Bob Iger had been planning the launch of the company's over-the-top service. For a time, the $236 billion empire had been licensing its content to Netflix, but in the streaming…
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