Why Are Publishers Like The Ringer and BackChannel Leaving Medium?
Can Medium salvage itself?
Five-year-old publishing platform Medium has had a tough year. In January, Ev Williams, CEO of Medium and co-founder of Twitter, announced that the company was renewing its focus which included cutting 50 jobs and closing its offices in New York and Washington, D.C. In March, Williams announced subscriptions and member-only content. Ironically, that post and related comments are now only available to members, so non-members canít see the value proposition that Medium offers. These decisions and others have caused publishers like Bill Simmonís The Ringer, which moved to Vox, and Conde Nastís tech blog BackChannel to move to Wired. Why are they leaving?
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