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Social distribution and the open web generate huge numbers — but readers who use news organizations’ native smartphone apps are far more loyal and engaged. In today’s economics of news, those readers are paying more of the bills.
It depends on whether you think the brighter future for news lies in readers or advertisers paying the bills. But then again, an FT sale may involve as much ego as accounting.
Business reporters flocking to the platform won’t radically change journalism, but it’s worth asking why users gather where they do.
Untethered from the growing parts of Time Warner, some of the most famous magazines in America will have to fight for themselves. Can a magazine strategy transfer well to digital?
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.
Modeled on lean mobile-first startups like Instagram, the reborn wants to be your front door to news on your phone — by using humans as aggregators and filters, not reporters.
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