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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Is text messaging an untapped way to build loyal readership? Quartz looks for ways to increase the value of its membership. How companies are using e-commerce to grow revenue. How are podcasts contributing to Spotify’s bottom line?
The Texas Tribune is introducing a training hub — replete with DIY videos, rounds of cohorts, and maybe even a road trip — to help spread the wisdom and minimize the mistakes the Tribune has learned in its ten years and $56…
Mr AndersonMore details about Texas Tribune’s local revenue and training initiative. It looks like it wants to do what The Atlantic did and create a consultancy around its success.
According to a new report from the UK-based charity Article 19 (named for one of the clauses in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) freedom of expression has reached a ten-year low globally, as a result of what the report calls…
Until recently, journalists were focused on the major platforms — newspapers, TV channels, radio stations and websites. The thinking was that if we built a great product, audiences would swarm to us, and we could sell ads against their…
What's new in publishing
– Dec 5, 2019, 2:06 AM
Quartz, the business news site founded in 2012 with an ad-supported model, introduced memberships last year. The move was followed by the addition of a metered paywall early this year. “Being completely ad-dependent was never good for…
Clwstwr Co-Investigator, Professor Richard Sambrook of Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture, on disruptive technology and what it means for the future of news. The arrival of any new disruptive technology raises both…
Spotify, the global music audio streaming service, each year unpacks the listening habits of users and unveils the artists and trends shaping the industry with its ‘Wrapped' campaign. The data revealed the increasingly important role that…
What's new in publishing
– Dec 1, 2019, 10:30 PM
In this series from our comprehensive report on publishers and eCommerce, we've already explored how major publishers like BuzzFeed, POPSUGAR and Marie Claire UK are innovating in this space. Alongside these three publisher deep-dives, we also…
An algorithm against corruption developed by the Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público identified that 40 percent of public contracts in Peru, between 2015 and 2018, have a risk of corruption. Image: Ojo Público.
The Whole Story
– Oct 31, 2019, 12:01 PM
Journalism is in urgent need of repair, on two fronts. Journalism must once again become valued and trusted by the public. And local news organizations desperately need new business models. The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) believes (not…
A welcome consequence of the abortive chase for scale is that publishers, no longer slaves to the Big Number, are diversifying their revenues. News events, podcasts, even forays into long-form video content – everything is back on the menu.