Vanity Fair’s Digital Pay Plans Builds On New Yorker Success

Even as the Trump Subscriber Surge slows some, more and more publishers are asking themselves a renewed question: Can’t we figure out a way to get more revenue from digital readers? On Thursday, Conde Nast all but acknowledged that Vanity Fair would join The New Yorker as just Conde ...

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Tronc’s Latest Fusillade Targeting Soon-Shiong Gets to Core Question

Only one mystery is resolved. We now know what the much-ridiculed Tronc (TRNC) name means: acrimony. Tronc re-engaged in a war of words Thursday morning, as it told its now disgruntled, soon-to-be-ex Vice Chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong to put up or shut up in a new letter from its attorney, Yosef ...

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Newsonomics: Seven Foolish Media Questions For Foolish Times

Just swipe your phone these days and it feels as if The Onion’s done a hostile takeover of the known news world. Even Tronc’s escapades seem tame compared to the wider news of 2017. As April Fool’s Day approaches, I offer seven (real) questions in this springtime of the news business. What’s ...

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Newsonomics: Working The Middle Ground, A Q&A with De Correspondent editor Rob Wijnberg

Companion column: Newsonomics: Can Dutch Import De Correspondent Conquer the U.S.?     Donald Trump’s election may have shocked half of the United States, but the rise of xenophobic nationalism is nothing new in Europe, where, since the Great Recession, nationalists have gained ...

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Newsonomics: Can Dutch Import De Correspondent Conquer the U.S.?

What if life were simple for journalists? They cover what they want to cover, developing deeper expertise in the fields that intrigue then. They get paid by those who actually want to read their work. And they regularly talk to their readers, bouncing ideas off of them and hearing ideas back. ...

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Newsonomics: Michael Ferro’s Creeping Privatization of Tronc

On Thursday, Michael Ferro solidified his control of Tronc, the company he seized a more tentative kind of control of just 13 months ago, deposing then-Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin in a quick coup de press. This week’s move looked financial, but too, speaks deeply to power and control. ...

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Tronc Investor Patrick Soon-Shiong Ups Stake Again in Battle for Control of Newspaper Giant

What’s a Tronc (TRNC) worth these days, or, more precisely, what’s a quarter of a Tronc worth in early spring 2017? That’s our media math question of the day. On Monday, Tronc Vice Chairman, would-be Friend of Trump, Los Angeles Lakers part-owner and anti-cancer crusader ...

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Tronc’s Adoption of Washington Post’s Arc Platform Doubly Important

This week in Austin, Texas, at the zoo that the South by Southwest Interactive Festival can be, Washington Post Chief Information Officer Shailesh Prakash entertained a few of the digital animals. Prakash, the Post‘s executive in charge of both product and technology, highlighted his pet ...

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Jim Brady: Events and Experiences Are Key to Connecting Younger Audiences To Local News

  Companion column: Newsonomics: With A Cross-Country Merger, Spirited Media Aims To Build A Nationwide Digital Local News Chain     At 49, Jim Brady has already led several digital lifetimes. As a young sports-turned-digital editor, he won early notice and acclaim in helping ...

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Newsonomics: With A Cross-Country Merger, Spirited Media Aims To Build A Nationwide Digital Local News Chain

Companion piece: Jim Brady: Events and Experiences Are Key to Connecting Younger Audiences To Local News     Consider it a baby chain. Today, with broad ambitions, two of America’s young, dynamic, millennials-targeting, mobile-first city news companies are merging. They’ll ...

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