Robert Sawatzky
Mar 17, 2017

Quartz: The future is friendly

Jay Lauf is on a mission to prove that quality digital journalism can succeed with ads that are tolerable. He’s also putting bots to work and hiring many more humans too.

Jay Lauf

After years of surveying the business wreckage of failed digital journalism experiments, it’s nice to touch base with one that’s thriving, at least in a few key respects.

Five years after launching Quartz, the digital media news source for global business professionals, Atlantic Media announced yesterday that the publication turned a profit in its fourth full year of operation. What's more, Quartz is on the verge of a hiring spree set to add another...

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