Link: Facebook’s local news project frustrated – by lack of local newspapers

The definition of not enough:

The company deems a community unsuitable for Today In if it cannot find a single day in a month with at least five news items available to share.

And:

Some 1,800 newspapers have closed in the US over the last 15 years, according to the University of North Carolina. Newsroom employment has declined by 45% as the industry struggles with a broken business model partly caused by the success of companies on the internet – including Facebook.

NYTimes ads 276k subscribers in Q4, now at 1.6m

the NYT added 276,000 net subscribers to its news products during the fourth quarter, finishing the year with 1.6 million. The Times called it “the single best quarter since 2011, the year the pay model launched.”

I’m one of those subscribers. I have to say, the editorial culling and feeling of completeness when I scroll through the stories in the app is nice. I wish they would fill out their categories more: they don’t have much content compared to how much I read each day.

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