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The company’s digital subscription plan allows flexibility in price and access by market, but is it enough to help the overall health of the chain?
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The magazine’s new publisher and editor want to compete with the likes of The Atlantic and The New Yorker.
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The first round of the new challenge is open and the (short) applications call for creativity and conciseness. Justin Ellis
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Online goes offline: Every month, Lim Cheng Soon sorts through the noise of Hacker News to find the best work and turn it into a magazine. Andrew Phelps
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In a talk at MIT, the former director general of Al Jazeera discusses how the network covered the Arab Spring and how it brought social media into its coverage.
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Plus: News Corp. defiantly launches its Sun on Sunday, paywalls and aggregation debates, and the rest of this week’s news about the future of news.
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Three former Harvard students are mining in-country social media sites to deliver news and viewpoints from Chinese citizens.
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The search for a scalable, money-making model for hyperlocal journalism continues, but there are some reasons for optimism.
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The radio station is moving with the newspaper out of downtown offices because it believes partnerships will play a big role in public radio’s future.
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The man who led Al Jazeera to global prominence will be speaking at the Media Lab Friday, both about the Arab Spring and the media ecosystem that surrounded it.
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“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
579What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
366The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article
Are you one of those who’s argued an “iTunes for news” model could rebuild newspapers’ business model? Look to Canada for a paper that’s going to give it a go.
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