Thursday, May 18, 2017

Los Angeles Says It'll Stay In The Paris Climate Agreement It Isn't In

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/cities-cant-sign-treaties-can-still-fight-climate-change/


Not because of the sentiment. Climate change presents a real danger to humanity, and it’ll hit the humans who live near oceans first. Los Angeles, where Eric Garcetti is mayor, has a population of over 10 million people, a quarter of California’s humans, and the busiest port in the United States. Sea level rise and pollution matter there.
And it’s not weird because Garcetti was wrong about the politics. President Trump has, as you’ve no doubt read, expressed doubt in the reality of climate change (he’s wrongabout that) and threatened to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement (he could, but it wouldn’t be simple) signed by 200 countries in 2015.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Norwegian publication is adding subscribers like crazy


One of the problems that we face in a new millennium is how to support good journalism. While trying to work out the kinks of digital subscriptions, most online news outlets have had to rely solely on ad revenue.
The problem is that it doesn’t fill the gap left by subscribers and can lead to clickbaity and shoddily written articles. However, there’s still hope.
NiemanLab reported on the success of Norway’s largest local news publisher, Amedia. The company owns 62 local and regional outlets across Norway and has shown promising results in getting people to pay for digital content.

https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/05/02/this-norwegian-digital-publication-is-adding-subscribers-like-crazy/