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Articles tagged Piano Media (20)

If you want to charge readers for journalism, you have to prove its value — and that means getting beyond he-said-she-said and the view from nowhere. Ken Doctor
Piano Media in Central Europe
It’s the biggest market yet for a company building toward unified paywalls across Europe.
Now that news companies are getting comfortable with the idea of charging digital customers, the question becomes: How much? Here are nine things we’ve learned from early experiments.
The magazine industry’s agreed on a Netflix-like all-you-can-eat model for some of its top titles. Is it a model that can work — for magazines or for newspapers?
Winter Symmetry in the Cold Morning ~ Liptov, Slovakia
The company continues to argue that philosophy, not socioeconomic status, determines a customer’s willingness to pay for news.
Plus: ‘Truth vigilantes’ and objectivity, debating the value of political journalism, unique paywall models, and the rest of the week’s must-reads in the future of news.
Liptov, Slovakia
Lessons from Slovakia’s experiment include: Don’t charge people who lived under Communism for the ability to comment.
Most major media outlets in Slovenia will erect a unified paywall, mimicking an experiment in nearby Slovakia.
piano
The Slovakian startup’s model may not be a perfect fit for the United States, but all news publishers could learn from its ideas about scarcity.
April 15, 2011