How digital start-up Medium plans to partner with news media companies

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“We’ve really made a push towards getting publishers — both legacy publishers as well as new digital media publishers — on the platform,” says Riddhi Shah, creative lead for partnerships at Medium

Founded by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Medium is a 3-year-old blog publishing platform. The digital start-up is working to make it easy for news media publishers to put their content — especially long-form content — on its platform. Companies currently doing so are Time, Condé Nast, Sports Illustrated’s The Cauldron, and Discovery. 

But how will media companies profit from this, other than by potential exposure to a new audience?

“Our end goal is absolutely to have publishers make money,” Shah says. 

How? Medium hopes to share more in 2016 on the specifics.

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