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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, Guardian and Gannett.)
Google and Facebook offer hundreds of millions to support news with focus on local for FB. NYTimes cuts off ad exchanges in Europe after GDPR and grows revenue. How CMSes will determine the future of many businesses.
LINK: www.twipemobile.com ➚ | Posted by: Laura Hazard Owen | January 15, 2019 What is the biggest benefit of paying for online news? Digital publishing firm Twipe surveyed nearly 4,000 people from six European countries and the U.S., and…
Mr AndersonRT @GENinnovate 'It's not as if they're reading everything they have access to, but the 'all you can eat' feeling is appealing.'
Wall Street Journal
– Jan 15, 2:15 PM
Gannett Inc. has been pursuing a purchase of digital publisher Gizmodo Media Group, according to people familiar with the matter, an effort that could be complicated by the takeover approach the USA Today owner received this week from a hedge…
Mr AndersonVulture fund Alden Global actually wants Gannett to focus more on print and less on digital. The fund maximises short term gain for a handful of investors over dealing with the long-term structural issues in the newspaper industry.
Facebook announced Tuesday that it's giving a total of $300 million over three years to several organizations and initiatives devoted to the health and sustainability of local news. A press release explained where $36 million of that money will go…
Mr AndersonMT @knightfdn: To address crises of local news and declining trust in media, we need everyone-from philanthropy and industry to academia and internet platforms-to be at the table. @facebook's new support for a @lenfestinst/Knight journalism initiative.
The problem really hit home for Dave Krieger — the now-former editorial page editor of the Daily Camera in fast-growing Boulder, Colorado — when a lawyer friend sent in a letter to the editor questioning what was happening at his…
In March, Google announced with much fanfare the launch of the Google News Initiative, a $300 million program aimed at “building a strong future for journalism,” as the company put it. That came on top of the previous Digital News…
Mr AndersonA look at the hundreds of millions of dollars that Google and Facebook are pumping into journalism projects.
When the General Data Protection Regulation arrived last year, The New York Times didn't take any chances. The publisher blocked all open-exchange ad buying on its European pages, followed swiftly by behavioral targeting. Instead, NYT International…
Mr AndersonThe headline says it all. However, I do wonder if this strategy can scale down.
What's new in publishing
– Jan 14, 11:54 PM
This is the third in our series outlining different ways publishers are looking to raise revenue. Part One, (ideas 1-12) looked at Paywalls and Subscriptions, while Part Two (ideas 13-29) explored Advertising and Ad-Free opportunities. In this…
Mr Anderson RT @wnip: 50 ideas for making media pay: a definitive guide t.co/eNPhTmy9c8 Part 3 in our series covers #events and #ecommerce @damianradcliffe #publisher #revenue
You might think Hernan Lopez is a go-go proponent of podcasts as the future of storytelling. His company, Wondery, partnered with the Los Angeles Times on “Dirty John,” a podcast success that Bravo TV then developed with Eric Bana and…
Mr AndersonRT @GENinnovate 'Should revenue-starved media companies again consider going full throttle into podcasting, counting on secondary sales in TV or film? Not so fast.'
– Jan 15, 9:15 AM
Journalist Helen Jackson provides her survival guide to freelance writing Posted: 15 January 2019 By: Jacob Granger The life of a freelance journalist is full of surprises. Getting to write about a wide array of topics is a definite plus, but as…
Mr Anderson'Find a niche and stick to it.' Have a money cushion. Yup.
Encountering a random selection of high-end publications online, you might not think they had much in common. For example, The Ringer is a sports-centric website started by Bill Simmons that banks on podcast production; Vox is Ezra Klein's…