Medium, the blogging service founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, is adding audio versions of some of the content published on its platform. The catch: It's part of its paid subscription, for $5 a month, that the company unveiled in March.

Fixing the media industry: Medium's subscription service came after the company concluded that advertising isn't a sustainable model for a content business, so it wants people to pay for quality content. And adding audio versions of some content certainly makes sense as part of a paid product. Recording requires additional resources, and its a nice extra for those already willing to pay a monthly fee for good content.

But Medium should also be careful not to confuse the true value of paid content with cute features, something Silicon Valley often does when startups tackle various industries. The true hard work is in investigations, reporting, photography, crafting amazing writing—and that's where the subscribers' money should go. And that's the part Medium should work to improve.

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Joe Biden (left) and President Trump (right) are facing off in Cleveland for the first presidential debate. Photos: Alex Wong (of Biden) and David Hume Kennerly (of Trump)/Getty Images

President Trump will try to break Joe Biden's composure by going after his son Hunter and other family members in tonight's first presidential debate — a campaign source tells Axios "nothing will be off the table" — while Biden plans to stick to the economy, coronavirus and new revelations about how Trump avoided paying taxes.

Driving the news: Biden and Trump are set to debate at 9 p.m. ET at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and it will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.

Massive layoffs hit Disney theme parks

A person posing for a photo in front of the iconic Disney castle at Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong on Sept, 25. Photo: Miguel Candela Poblacion/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Disney is laying off 28,000 workers at its theme parks and experiences and consumer products divisions, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Why it matters: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the company to close its California theme parks and limit attendance at re-opened parks elsewhere around the U.S. Around 67% of the 28,000 laid off workers are part-time employees, according to Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney's parks, experiences and products division.

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Postponed vacations, holidays in isolation and back-to-back virtual meetings are taking a toll on millions of American workers.

Why it matters: As we head into the fall, workers are feeling the burnout. Such a collective fraying of mental health at work could dampen productivity and hinder economic growth across the country.