Newsonomics: Will Facebook or Google Adopt The Brill/Crovitz News Vetter, News Guard?

Can trust be monetized? That’s just one of the intriguing questions around the mid-2018 launch of News Guard, being brought to audiences everywhere by that veteran New York media production team of Steve Brill and L. Gordon Crovitz. The business partners foresaw the land rush toward daily ...

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Dallas Morning News Reinvents the Art (and Science) of Local Digital Marketing

Plus one. Plus two. Plus three. Call it the new addition, and it’s the now-more-public new business strategy of A.H. Belo Corp,, longtime owner of the fast-changing Dallas Morning News. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, A.H. Belo restructured itself into two operating divisions. Belo Media Group ...

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Newsonomics: Can Jim McKelvey Do For The News Business What He Did For Mobile Payments?

Oh no, can it be another news micropayments play? With the seemingly sudden sense that there have got to be ways other than a full-bore subscription for readers to help pay the freighted costs of producing news, 2018 will bring multiple bold new efforts to revive the news business. Now you can ...

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Is Digital First Media First Newspaper Company To Go CEO-Less?

Steve Rossi, who has served as CEO of the country’s third-largest group of daily newspapers, Digital First Media Inc., stepped down on Monday, Oct. 23. Rossi retires from top post he took on 2-1/2 years ago. Then, in May 2015, he replaced high-profile “digital first” CEO John ...

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New York Times’ Breakthrough ‘The Daily’: How It Fits Its Digital Business Transformation

Within nine months of its launch, it looks like The New York Times has more than a success on its hands. “The Daily” is becoming a phenomenon, an out-of-the-blue hit that is forcing print-based business leaders to think anew about the revolutionary power of digital audio. Further, ...

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Newsonomics: A Q & A With The Daily’s Michael Barbaro, Host Of NYT’s Breakout Podcast

  Companion Piece: How The New York Times Intends to Build A Franchise Around “The Daily” and How It Figures Into The Times’ Digital Transformation         He doesn’t listen to many podcasts, and he doesn’t even own an Amazon Echo or Google ...

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Newsonomics: A Q and A With Tony Haile, Building Scroll, The “TSA Pre✓” For Reader Revenue

Tony Haile learned a lot of things about news during his seven years building Chartbeat, the analytics platform used in newsrooms worldwide. One of them: “Attempts to get this industry to work together have been slow at best.” Amen to that, one of the biggest hurdles to innovation ...

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‘Whole New World’ for Publishers as Google Finally Scraps First Click Free

Google’s decade-plus First Click Free program sounded innocuous enough. In the Alphabet Inc. unit’s perpetual effort to keep the open web free, Google promised a search throughway to news pages. If publishers wanted to be easily found, they found little choice but to accept the ...

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Newsonomics: Our Peggy Lee Moment: Is That All There Is To Reader Revenue?

It’s an age of ready-to-binge whodunits, exported from the Nordic cold onto our heat-seeking laptops and living room screens. So will anyone take up this mystery: Who killed the news subscriber? As print subscriptions have plummeted, digital subscriptions have slowly emerged. It’s ...

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Newsonomics: Facebook Subscriptions: ‘Tokenism’ or A Real Test?

As Facebook Inc.  faces challenges on multiple fronts — legal, regulatory, political and competitive — it’s nurtured high hopes for its new news subscriptions initiative. Facebook is likely to formally announce the new program this week, and as soon as later on Thursday, Sept. ...

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