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“The biggest challenge for the FT, we feel, lies not in its transition to digital, which can be achieved with web-savvy staff, but in the transition of the print staff to this ‘post-news’ method.”
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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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Plus: The debate on aggregation do’s and don’ts, the state of media reporting, and the rest of the week’s news.
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Plus: The debate about free news and journalism quality, The New York Times’ labor conflict, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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One of the newspaper companies that Digital First manages is bankrupt, but editor Jim Brady says it still makes sense to expand staff in Manhattan.
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Instead of a wave of consolidation, the former newspaper publisher argues, JRC’s bankruptcy could be a way for the newspaper industry’s biggest outside investor to continue to exit it. Martin Langeveld
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Digital First’s new central command is just beginning to take shape, but its nascent team has already handled its first big story: the shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
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Plus: Debates over the role of print and paywalls in newspapers’ future, the value of curation, and the rest of the week’s news in media and tech.
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The newspaper outside your hotel room door would seem to be deeply tied to print. Can it build a digital future before the ad dollars run out?
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In the room where it happens: The host of NPR’s new show Embedded talks about news in podcast form
Kelly McEvers: “A lot of the great storytelling podcasts happen in the studio. I hope ours opens the door to people thinking more about what you can do in the field, when things don’t go as planned and are unexpected.”
0What a group of USC students learned shooting lots of VR video (hint: duct tape is involved)
The students traveled to Houston over spring break to shoot footage to accompany a ProPublica/Texas Tribune project on what a hurricane could do to the city.
0Audible, long known only for audiobooks, is branching out into podcasts — and news
The podcast/audio world has been waiting for Audible to make its big move into the space. It’s here, including original content from major publishers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post.
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