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They face many of the same financial challenges as their daily peers — how many alt weeklies can navigate a path to sustainability? Joshua Benton
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Sports, weather, and traffic now fill 40 percent of local television news — while crime, politics, and government coverage are all down. Joshua Benton
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The Harvard Business School professor and David Skok discuss how news companies should respond to the Internet.
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The head of Knight’s journalism initiatives talks about who it funds and how it tries to give its projects life beyond a grant’s expiration date. Joshua Benton
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The newspaper business analyst talks about what revenue strategies are showing signs of life and whether the paywall model works for everyone. Joshua Benton
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The author of “Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age” talks about what he saw in Philadelphia as the business came tumbling down. Joshua Benton
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Vox’s VP for product and technology talks about the importance of community, the value of long features, and the role of sponsored content.
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The NYU professor and scholar talks about his intellectual influences, how he thinks the press did in 2012, and how much of an audience there’ll be for civic-minded journalism. Joshua Benton
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The content strategist and UX designer says that mobile will be the fulcrum to push smart publishers to restructure their content for a multi-platform future.
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In the first episode of our new weekly Nieman Lab podcast, we look at how they built a central gathering point for news devs and how they’re trying to pull coders into journalism. Joshua Benton
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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?
705A 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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