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“I have a love-hate relationship with FOIA.”
With increasingly product-driven thinking, the Times’ Well is breaking out of the news cycle — through VR, evergreen newsletters, and how-to guides — in an attempt to connect more deeply with readers.
A new Reuters Institute report reaffirms familiar trendlines in digital publishing: “People are using mobile more and more, but we are not yet getting the revenue out of it that we would like to get.”
The $4-a-month app, which launched in January, was an attempt to reach readers outside the U.K. and find a new revenue stream outside The Times’ usual strict paywall.
“Where you find resistance to collaboration is where you’re finding news enterprises hastening their own demise.”
More than 6 million users checked out the factcheck, sending record traffic (especially on mobile) to the site.
Plus: Panoply expands to London, Midroll makes a bigger bet on live events, and Bloomberg finds audio success.