Articles about "Business models"


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‘Riptide’ project explains how legacy media got washed out to sea by digital currents

A massive oral history of the digital disruption of legacy journalism models, released Sunday, contends that big news companies made early, repeated and well-funded attempts to adapt to the digital era but have been overwhelmed by bigger forces.

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How two small family-owned newspapers in Vermont had success with a paywall

(This case study, the first of an occasional series, was underwritten by a grant from the Stibo Foundation. Poynter affiliate Bill Mitchell did the reporting for the article in 2012, and it has been updated and edited by Media Business Read more

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How taxonomies help news organizations understand and categorize their content

News organizations such as the Associated Press, The New York Times and Thomson Reuters are teaching computers to categorize text and images by building robust taxonomies that their systems use to tag news content.

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As brands start building digital newsrooms, what do they need to succeed?

Thanks to social media, we’re getting used to big companies talking directly to us instead of just advertising next to what we’re reading.

When you’re consuming content in a stream — as we do when using Twitter, Facebook or one … Read more

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What news organizations are learning as they refine their digital pay models

Now that the logic and financial benefit of digital pay plans has been broadly (but not universally) accepted at newspaper companies, a second generation of issues and solutions is emerging.

Listening to the final session at the American Society … Read more

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Warning Job Loss Ahead

ASNE census finds 2,600 newsroom jobs were lost in 2012

The American Society of News Editors released its annual newsroom census today and found an unexpected acceleration of job losses. Roughly 2,600 full-time professional editorial jobs at newspapers disappeared in 2012, a 6.4 percent decline compared to 2011′s total, leaving … Read more

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Warren Buffett’s big payday, and other notes on Media General’s merger with Young

Few paid much attention to the blandly worded announcement a week ago of a merger between Media General and New Young Broadcasting. That was no surprise — an agreement between two midsize local broadcasting companies isn’t nearly as big a … Read more

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NewsRight, ambitious attempt at licensing newspaper content, quietly folds

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Analyst Ken Doctor reports at Nieman Labs that NewsRight, an industry-owned agency that has tried to license content to aggregators, has gone out of business.

NewsRight's own news release describes the dissolution a bit differently saying that its database, existing contracts and brand name will go to collaborator Moreover and that anti-piracy advocacy will pass to the Newspaper Association of America.

The company's roots were in the AP News Registry, a business development project of the Associated Press. In January 2012, that became NewsRight with AP still lead investor and 28 other newspaper companies taking a stake.  (more...)
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In Fortune, even Web publishers that say they’re profitable don’t share revenues

Fortune | The Atlantic Wire | The New Yorker | TechCrunch | Fast Company
JP Mangalindan looks at the financial health of Web publishers like The Huffington Post, Gawker Media and BuzzFeed. But of the seven companies listed, the piece includes revenue from only one: $12 million at Business Insider last year, a figure that comes not from the company but from a New Yorker profile of BI editor Henry Blodget.

Nailing down just how well each company was doing was a challenge from the beginning, Mangalindan told Poynter.

"The vast majority of these companies are private, and as such, aren't obligated to break down or disclose their earnings, even when asked," he wrote in an email. "In the case of HuffPost, it's owned by AOL, a publicly-traded company, however they do not disclose HuffPost's exact revenues and profits in their financial statements." (more...)
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Fairfax Media CEO suggests deep reductions in legacy costs need to precede reduced print frequency

Talk about digital disruption. The CEO of Australia’s giant Fairfax Media said last week that he is preparing the company to abandon printed newspapers entirely “in three, five or 10 years.”

“Print revenues have been going down and are going … Read more

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