The Newsonomics of the New York Times’ CEO Search

The next CEO is a big roll of the dice, as the gaming table shrinks. There’s little room for error. Pick the right new leader and the Times has improved its chances for survival; pick wrong and these key years of 2012-2014, as news crosses over ...

Beyond Journalism, Beyond Press, Journalism Online Moves into the B2B World

They ran into these realities of the newspaper business: 1. You can have the best technology in the world, and it'll be a slow sell to publishers. 2. The news industry is small, and getting smaller. 3. The revenue streams are smaller, and ...

Nine Questions as the NYT’s Pay Fence Gets Ready to Go Global

Is part of the plan a backdoor Sunday paper/digital access new bundle? Three of the people I talked with on the day of the announcement had begun to run the subscribe-to-Sunday, get-free-digital access numbers in their head. At a $4-a-week ...

The Newsonomics of Apple’s/Google’s/Press+’s Pay-for-All

What’s a solution to the mess? Well, there are any number of solutions. Here’s mine: Apple goes ahead and sells digital subscriptions in its store. On revenue shares, it takes 30 percent the first year, 20 percent the second year, 10 percent the ...