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A Swiss publisher is trying to attract a paying audience with an app sampling stories across publications
Tamedia’s 12-App collects the 12 best stories each day from the company’s 20-plus publications.
By Joseph Lichterman
What does it take to be a “full-service” digital journalism organization? Ask Discourse Media
“We’ve gone down lots of experimental rabbit holes.”
By Shan Wang
Spain’s Eldiario.es has 18,000 paying members, and its eye on the next several million
“We have a potential of six million readers. You may not convince all six million people to be your socios, but if you learn more about their interests, you can get closer.”
By Shan Wang
Chasing subscriptions over scale, The Athletic wants to turn local sports fandom into a sustainable business — starting in Chicago
“It’s very easy today to be click-driven and produce articles that don’t have a lot of substance or depth and don’t cost that much to produce, but that dynamic is disappointing for fans who want higher-quality content.”
By Ricardo Bilton
Hot Pod: We now have new, free rankings to show how podcasts stack up against each other
Plus: Parsing the RadioPublic announcement; premium podcast subscriptions; Bill Simmons oversimplifies things.
By Nicholas Quah
BuzzFeed is building a New York-based team to experiment with news video
It is the “center of a Venn diagram” between BuzzFeed Motion Pictures and BuzzFeed News.
By Joseph Lichterman
With NYTEducation, The New York Times is taking its expertise and access to the classroom
“People come to learn with us because they want something that feels Times-ean in the experience.”
By Ricardo Bilton
TipOff, an email newsletter, is trying to explain sports to non-fans
Launched last fall by a team of investors and writers, TipOff has attracted 50,000 subscribers.
By Joseph Lichterman
Journalists without borders: CONNECTAS helps reporters look beyond their own country lines
“Say a member is talking about a mining problem in his or her community. We open this up: This mining company is linked to issues in another reporter’s country — why don’t you work together?”
By Shan Wang
A Swiss publisher is trying to attract a paying audience with an app sampling stories across publications
Tamedia’s 12-App collects the 12 best stories each day from the company’s 20-plus publications.
By Joseph Lichterman
Spain’s Eldiario.es has 18,000 paying members, and its eye on the next several million
“We have a potential of six million readers. You may not convince all six million people to be your socios, but if you learn more about their interests, you can get closer.”
What We’re Reading
New York Post / Kevin Dugan
Pierre Omidyar is backing Gawker’s appeal of Hulk sex tape verdict
“Omidyar’s First Look Media, the online news venture that includes The Intercept, is reaching out to other media organizations to file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of Nick Denton’s Gawker, which could be bankrupted by the Hogan judgment.”
The Atlantic / Robinson Meyer
How many stories do newspapers publish per day?
The Washington Post says it publishes an average of 1,200 stories, graphics, and videos per day (that count, though, includes wire stories). NYTimes.com publishes roughly 150 articles a day (Monday-Saturday), 250 articles on Sunday and 65 blog posts per day. It also publishes 330 basic graphics a month and about 120 items a month in the interactive template.
Digiday / Garett Sloane
Thrillist is building a six-person Snapchat team from scratch
“Thrillist hasn’t had an active personal account on Snapchat yet, but it wants to have one up and running by the end of summer with daily content.”
The Huffington Post / Nicholas Sabloff
Some thoughts on The Huffington Post’s global expansion, from its executive international editor
“So, what’s next? To start, we want to keep growing our network by expanding to more markets, and to bring more of the best stories and perspectives from around the world to our readers. (Stay tuned for an announcement about our Mexico launch in the coming weeks.)”
TechCrunch / Lucas Matney
Slack now has 3 million users chatting it up on the service every day
They’ve begun adding voice and video chat capabilities and are now working on making “Sign in with Slack” the enterprise-equivalent of Facebook’s universal Login.
Politico / Andrew Glass
The fall of Salon.com
“Sadly, Salon doesn’t really exist anymore,” wrote Laura Miller, one of Salon’s founding editors who left the site for Slate last fall. “The name is still being used, but the real Salon is gone.”
The Billfold / Ashley Burnett
The cost of running a literary magazine
“[Patreon’s] model, at least the way we’re using it, reminds me a lot of the kind of fundraising you see for PBS or NPR. If those institutions were just getting started today, I think you’d see these donor drives going through Patreon.”
Breakit / Ehsan Fadakar
Are we stupid, naive, or just very tired?
A social strategy editor at the European publisher Schibsted writes about the challenges of distributed content: “When content is being consumed outside your own platform the user is no longer your user, it’s hardly your reader, many times it’s just a reader of content. In this case it’s Facebook’s user.” (The story is in Swedish, but is Google Translatable.)
Vogue / Irina Aleksander
Have female journalists ended the Boys-on-the-Bus era of campaign reporting?
“No one can say for sure how Clinton ended up with a traveling press pool made up almost entirely of women, but it is a remarkable shift in political journalism”
Columbia Journalism Review / Jack Murtha
How fake news sites frequently trick big-time journalists
“In striving for traffic, prolific output, and social media hype, some newsrooms have prioritized the quick and provocative, while undervaluing reporting. This system has allowed fake news sites to essentially develop best practices to fool journalists.”
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