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“By providing a service that answers questions posed by audience members, audiences are more likely to reciprocate through subscriptions.”
A large group of people in graduation gowns in black and white.
The Tribune set 200 graduating seniors as an “original modest benchmark” for sign-ups and has already surpassed 250.
Do you mean “people who pay a news company hundreds of dollars a year”? Or “email addresses we have in a spreadsheet somewhere”?
There’s one feature that could be very useful for journalists and other Twitter packrats, but otherwise, it’s kinda meh. (And no, that’s not a real edit button.)
Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers’ payments, it’ll take 15%. The money’s welcome, but it’s also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.
The Swedish music giant is apparently testing out podcast-only subscription offers. But the market for paid premium podcasts is pointedly unproven.