Carlie Kollath Wells

Carlie Kollath Wells is a New Orleans-based freelance reporter. She founded, a website for new residents in New Orleans, and previously worked for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Retailing Today and Drug Store News.


Publishers say paywalls, price hikes are working for newspapers

Four top publishers Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to print and discussed revenue ideas for bolstering their products.

The discussion was part of an executive roundtable at the Key Executives Mega Conference in New Orleans.

The publishers of the Star Tribune Media Co., USA Today, The Omaha World-Herald and The Dallas Morning News talked about the revenue opportunities for their content.

For Jim Moroney at The Dallas Morning News, his company is converting the story archives into revenue through content marketing. Companies in the Dallas area are in need of content to populate company newsletters, websites and blogs, and the paper is making its archives available for customers of its digital agency. Clients’ monthly bills average $4,000 a month for services that include access to the archives. (more...)

Times-Picayune publisher: ‘This is chapter two’

The Times-Picayune’s digital-first strategy is working, the publisher said at a conference Tuesday.

His comments come after the paper switched in October from seven days of print editions to three days a week. The move was publicly criticized by … Read more