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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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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
792A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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