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Newsonomics: What was once unthinkable is quickly becoming reality in the destruction of local news
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Articles by Josh Schwartz

Josh Schwartz is head of product, engineering, and data at Chartbeat.
“While meters assume that each story’s contribution toward a user’s eventual subscription is in some sense the same, freemium and dynamic models let us think about how each story can best contribute to the business.”
“For news products to compete with the platforms they must engage readers to the same extent, recognizing the bar of UX is set in the minds of the reader across everything they experience on the internet, not just other publications.”
Without a News Feed to scroll through, more people head directly to news sites for their information fix.
It’s driving over 100 million visits a month to news sites in the United States — on Android alone. And it’s an even bigger factor in France, Argentina, Brazil, and elsewhere.