Dutch news organization The Correspondent surprised some of its supporters earlier this week when co-founder and CEO Ernst Pfauth posted an update on Medium saying that the company would not be opening a newsroom in New York City.
After all, I wrote an article titled, “The Correspondent launches campaign to bring its ad-free journalism to the US.”
But here’s how Pfauth explained the decision in his post (emphasis in the original):
We’ve closed our campaign office in NYC, and we have decided that we won’t open a newsroom in the US for now.
We don’t aim to be a national US news organization (we have founding members from more than 130 countries around the world!)
but instead want to cover the greatest challenges of our time from a global perspective — in English.