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“Paywall” can now mean a lot of different things, said Trevor Kaufman, CEO of the newly combined companies.
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The Honolulu Civil Beat and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser both introduced paywalls a couple of years ago. Now their strategies are showing signs of stagnation.
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Subscribers to more than 250 newspapers around the globe now have free digital access to the Post. The next question is how the paper will use this network to make money.
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It’s the latest step in The New York Times Co.’s quests to focus on the core product and to extend its global reach. (Lowercase that “t.”)
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The newspaper is now betting than an improved experience can get people to pay about $150 a year for digital access.
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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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