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For the last six months, The Economist has centered its social media strategy on driving people back to its site to subscribe, and its efforts are bearing fruit. Since changing its social media strategy to drive traffic from social media back to its … more
OC Weekly, a free weekly paper serving communities in Orange County and Long Beach, has shuttered after 24 years in print. In an announcement on Twitter, the paper confirmed that its owner, Duncan McIntosh Company, made the decision to pull the … more
Honduran authorities say a television journalist has been shot to death shortly after leaving his station. Security spokesman Jair Meza Barahona says that José Arita was killed after leaving Channel 12 in the north coast city of Puerto Cortes … more
The French journalists arrested while filming an anti-Adani protest this year have claimed in a documentary the Queensland police had them “under surveillance” and sought to repeatedly block filming near Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal. In … more
Outbrain, the content discovery and recommendation platform, is renewing its partnership with Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), which operates multiple media businesses in print, digital, radio and other platforms in Asia. The multi-year partnership … more
With more than 70 news titles in the group, Amedia first introduced a paywall model in 2014, and today some 60 to 70 percent of their online articles are locked for subscribers only. Many other publishers have looked on with envy as … more
What Mohamed Soltan still can’t get over, six years later, is the smell. He rubs his fingers together, trying to conjure the odor, “of smoke mixed with tear gas and the iron smell of blood.” In 2013 he was a twenty-five-year-old graduate of … more
Brits are more worried than their European neighbours about “fake news”, but are the least likely to pay for verified journalism, according to a new Yougov poll. Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of UK respondents said they were concerned about … more
Swedish media company Bonnier News is closing its 2-year-old innovation hub, Bonnier News Next, and will task existing staffers at each of its publishing brands responsible for designing new, revenue-generating products instead. On Monday, Nov. 25, … more
America’s newsrooms are changing in important ways. Mergers, closures and layoffs have affected a variety of media organizations– especially newspapers–and these trends are reshaping the nation’s media landscape. Here are nine charts on … more
Last week, journalists at the the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had been through enough. As Pittsburgh City Paper reported, staff at the P-G alleged several instances of mistreatment from management over the past year, which included a newsroom tirade by … more
If original programming can help streaming services like Netflix and Hulu acquire and retain subscribers, why not publishers’ broader subscription businesses too? That’s the goal for a trio of publishers — Architectural Digest, Barstool Sports … more
In today’s competitive and crowded news market, finding and retaining loyal readers is an essential component of sustainability for news organizations. After all, with so many competing ways to access news, reader loyalty is hard to come by.Read … more
Almost half of comScore’s top 100 Web properties in terms of audience have some news component to their content offering. So, it is clear that news continues to represent a dominant share of online traffic. However, brand safety fiascos for … more
It is never too late to try to break into journalism - and in many examples, life experience can be invaluable for journalists starting out. Katie Orchard was one of the ITV’s Breaking Into News challenge finalists - and like other entrants before … more
A taxi swerved onto the sidewalk at the intersection of Fulton and Adelphi streets in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood and knocked over a pedestrian signal. This incident might be considered a story with a happy ending, since the only loss was … more
Over the course of a few short years, a technological revolution shook the world. New businesses rose and fell, fortunes were made and lost, the practice of reporting the news was reinvented, and the relationship between leaders and the public was … more
The last decade hasn’t been kind to digital publishing, but if I had to name one bright spot within the industry, I’d point to the rise of paid subscriptions. When The New York Times launched its metered paywall in 2011, many questioned whether … more
Iraq's media regulator should reverse its decision to order the closure of 12 broadcasters over a licensing dispute and should allow media outlets to freely cover protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November … more
Using propensity modeling to identify readers on a Web site that are likely to subscribe is a growing trend in the industry. Pioneers such as The Wall Street Journal have demonstrated the effectiveness of changing the user journey and the … more
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