Great article! An idea I’ve constantly toyed with a way of being able to compensate journalists directly instead of having to pay fees to organizations. This would bring journalists closer to the readers of their stories. This would be far cheaper for the consumer, and I think it would remove some costs associated with journalistic organizations, potentially making the news cheaper.

What would be really cool is if someone came up with a platform like Medium or Apple News, but specifically catered to professional journalists not just writers. Customers could go read the journalists they like and support only the ones they want to support.

To me, it’s a lot buying a TV package and only watching two or three channels out of hundreds.

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