The Overtake has been an independent news website for millennials based in the north of England, founded by Robyn Vinter in 2016.
After working in London, she wanted to bring global topics like climate change and equality to young, regional readers, so she set up the website as a one-woman band. It quickly gained traction and also the attention of local journalism students desperate for bylines.
But last week, The Overtake announced it was closing down, despite its revenue and page views being on the rise. So why "end something that isn't failing"?
In this week's podcast, Vinter talks about the business decisions which led to the closure and what she would have done differently. Ironically, it was The Overtake's popularity which in part contributed to its ultimate demise.
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