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From pipes to platforms, overseas to over-the-top, the shifts we’ll see in the remainder of 2015 will set the stage for 2016 and beyond.
The annual omnibus report from Pew outlines a story of continued trends more than radical change.
With 80 members and growing, a news network in Connecticut tries to help local news scale.
Even though much of the digital advertising market is dire for news operations, a confluence of factors are making it easier than ever to build something new online.
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The lesson now dawning on publishers worldwide is that their reliance on advertising as the major support of their news businesses is all but over.
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