‘This is Heartbreaking. What a Loss’: Inside the Sudden, Brutal Death of Pacific Standard
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August 13, 20199 min read1841 words
Published: August 13, 2019  |  9 min read1841 words
In today’s Darwinian media environment, newspapers, magazines and online publications seem to be biting the dust every week—a depressing new normal. But the sudden death of Pacific Standard—a decade-old Santa Barbara-based online magazine covering environmental science, social ju...
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August 28, 2019
Balanced overview of the shutdown of the Pacific Standard online magazine. The author provides alongside a critical overview of the happening, many quotes from both directly involved and non-involved parties.
August 28, 2019
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August 15, 2019
An unfortunate story but from a balanced point of view. Multiple people from the Pacific Standard as well as spokesperson for Sage Publishing commented on the story and the author tried to reach one of the original founders of the org too. Comprehensive.
August 15, 2019
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August 14, 2019
This is an emotionally disappointing, but well reported story. The author does well to provide the context and quotes necessary to bring this unfortunate series of events to light. The only thing I felt was missing from the piece was the financial figures. It would have been helpful to understand the Pacific Standard's revenues and expenses, since that is the heart of the problem and a challenge facing so many newsrooms today.
August 14, 2019
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