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Newsonomics: On end games and end times
Can publishers find a sustainable business model this new age of Facebook/Apple/Snapchat/Twitter/Google distributed content? And is local news destined to be left behind?
By Ken Doctor
What Scribd’s growing pains mean for the future of digital content subscription models
It turns out that ebook subscription models don’t work very well when people read too much. So what happens next?
By Laura Hazard Owen
How research (and PowerPoints) became the backbone of National Journal’s membership program
“We no longer look at National Journal simply as a news source, but as a collection of resources, as well as a collection of experts we can turn to on occasion.”
By Justin Ellis
Added value: How Harvard Business Review thinks it can add subscribers while getting more expensive
By creating new products and taking advantage of its extensive archives, HBR’s plan is to both offer more to and ask more of subscribers.
By Joseph Lichterman
What’s the view from Europe on where news is headed? Check out these videos from Newsgeist
From digital security to metrics, algorithms to wearables, here’s some of what a bunch of journalists and technologists were thinking about at their recent Helsinki conference.
By Joshua Benton
Here are the best links, resources, and roundups from SRCCON, the conference for journalism code
From ad viewability and machine learning to journalist burnout and remote work, the conference in Minneapolis brought together some of the smartest news nerds to talk shop.
By Laura Hazard Owen
“Learning to write again”: A Duke team tests a new way of reporting on New York City government
This summer, a team of students is testing whether a database-driven, structured journalism model can work well on topics like urban policing and Uber.
By Laura Hazard Owen
One thing we can learn from Circa: A broader way to think about structured news
Circa’s backend placed every news event into a broader, branched network of stories — providing a structured vision of the larger narratives that other news organizations might not identify from day-to-day copy.
By Mark Coddington
Newsonomics: 10 numbers that define the news business today
From video to social, from mobile to paywalls — these data points help define where we are in the “future of news” today, like it or not.
By Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: On end games and end times
Can publishers find a sustainable business model this new age of Facebook/Apple/Snapchat/Twitter/Google distributed content? And is local news destined to be left behind?
By Ken Doctor
What Scribd’s growing pains mean for the future of digital content subscription models
It turns out that ebook subscription models don’t work very well when people read too much. So what happens next?
How research (and PowerPoints) became the backbone of National Journal’s membership program
“We no longer look at National Journal simply as a news source, but as a collection of resources, as well as a collection of experts we can turn to on occasion.”
What We’re Reading
Washington Post / Elise Viebeck
Can Medium replace the op-ed page?
Medium “has ambitions to be a player in the 2016 political debate by becoming the venue of choice for candidates to bypass the mainstream media and air their thoughts online.”
Priceonomics / Rohin Dhar
Where does BuzzFeed source its content from?
Twenty five sources make up 62 percent of BuzzFeed’s content. The top source is Tumblr, where nearly 9 percent of BuzzFeed’s material originates
Twitter blog / Andrew Bragdon
Twitter launches new tools for advertisers, letting them target specific demographics
“With personas, you can easily learn about specific audiences on Twitter — such as parents, millennials or small business decision-makers — and then target them in a new campaign with just one click, directly from your audience insights dashboard.”
Capital / Alex Weprin
Fusion lost $35 million last year
Documents relating to Univision’s forthcoming IPO have shed light on Fusion’s finances.
Writers Guild of America East
Salon’s employees explain why they are unionizing
“In the wake of the Gawker staff’s vote to organize with the WGAE, we see an opportunity to help establish standards and practices in Internet journalism.”
Digiday / Lucia Moses
How The New York Times finds new subscribers on Facebook
“The Times is one of a handful of publishers using a startup called KeyWee, which uses natural language analysis to find keywords in articles that are likely to be relevant to potential Times subscribers, then buying traffic against those audiences on Facebook. The NYT is also an investor in KeyWee.”
The Huffington Post / Michael Calderone
Media companies could be forced to pay overtime under Obama’s new proposal
“Under the proposal, salaried workers earning under $50,440 would automatically qualify for overtime pay after working 40 hours in a week. That’s a significant jump from the current threshold of $23,660, and it would vastly increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime, which pays at one-and-a-half times the normal pay rate.”
Snapchat
You no longer have to hold down your finger to view snaps on Snapchat
“Today marks a pretty big change for Snapchat — you no longer have to press and hold the screen to view a Snap or Story — instead, simply Tap to View! This means no more tired thumbs while watching a several-hundred-second Story”
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