“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.”
“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 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.
“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.)”
“[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.”
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.)
“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.”