Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Okay, if Facebook and Google aren’t publishers: How about editors?
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“The promise of Facebook growth is that, if get your strategy just right, you can get big scale and make money off a relatively small cost base…But there is no media business without a relationship with the consumer.”
World Politics Review has grown from one man’s side project to a small news operation supported by a niche paywall.
At a few smart legacy news companies, there’s digital advertising growth and smart strategy. But most newspaper companies are finding the important numbers are still headed in the wrong direction.
Guessing the location of tweets without geolocation, tracking who’ll pay for online news, and the conditions that encourage learning on Facebook: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
“A feisty newspaper owner who fights back in public? Bring it on. That’s certainly an improvement over the gray management style of the Times Company.”
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, says that paywalls don’t have to mean getting off the open web.
Getting online readers to pay for news is a challenge, but the new offers hope for newspapers that want to create an app-like experience but control their own distribution.
It’s well designed, has a clear personality, and features great content. But is it what Boston readers want?
June 3, 2011