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“We’re doing it now with more resources and we have a lot of patience for that job.”
“We want our correspondents to use the social media platform they’re most comfortable with and that comes the most naturally to them.”
From newspapers for sale to a new wave of paid content; from ad blockers to Watson; from article particles to cutting back on print.
The Times wants to double its digital revenue by 2020. To accomplish that will require better serving of its best customers — and better conversion of occasional readers into Times addicts.
CNN broadcast the debate in virtual reality — if you could stand the heat of your headset.
The initiative formerly known as “Project Lightning” introduces curated collections of tweets around news, sports, and entertainment, and some news organizations will be able to make their own.
The joint New York Times, Washington Post effort hopes to get a beta version of the yet-to-be-named product off the ground early next year.
Call it a platform, call it a content management system, call it an “umbrella of interconnected services” — the set of tools the Post has built for itself is now being licensed to other publishers, who might find it more useful than their alternatives.
We know what continued ownership by Tribune Publishing looks like for the Los Angeles Times: cuts, cuts, and more cuts. A private, local owner would offer a better chance for sustainable success.
That Bezos synergy has finally kicked in. How much will it help the Post’s quest to shift from a local newspaper to a national and global news powerhouse?
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572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
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