Newsonomics: On End Games and End Times

Platish or perish? With those malaprop-sounding fighting words a year ago, digital entrepreneur Jonathan Glick neatly, if broadly, summed up a question of the moment on Twitter. We’ve read so many obits for news media over the past 10 years that ...

Newsonomics: 10 Numbers That Define the News Business Today

We’re bombarded by endless numbers every day — some claiming the exalted status of metrics or, even higher, benchmarks. It’s tough for any of us to figure out which — ARPU? TOS? post-click activity? — are meaningful and which will go down in ...

Rebuilding Canada’s Globe and Mail: Business News Leads the Way

TORONTO—“I’ve been in the business for 50 years, and I’ve seen more change in the last three than in any other time. And the biggest difference is data.” That’s what Phillip Crawley, C.E.O. of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national paper, ...

What Are They Thinking? Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella Sees The Future and It’s … Subscriptions

On Monday, Microsoft released Office 2016, its update to the most-used set of basic workplace tools. That long-awaited preview carries with it actual news of a fundamental change in the strategy of one of the world’s wealthiest and most ...

What Are They Thinking? Zanny Minton Beddoes: New Breed of Editors Are Taking Over

Zanny Minton Beddoes starts with two numbers: 1.6 million and 73 million. The first represents The Economist’s paid circulation today. The second forms a target group of people like Economist readers, a small percentage whom she hopes to bring ...

What Are They Thinking? Eight Principles for Mathias Dopfner’s Transformation of Axel Springer

Mathias Döpfner wants you to know that Axel Springer is a player—in the U.S., and worldwide. The C.E.O. of what is likely Europe’s largest digital media company already has transformed his heavyweight German publishing Haus, turning it into a ...

Newsonomics: Why The Economist Decided Now’s The Time to Speak Chinese

The Economist is launching its new Global Business Review (GBR) today, and the Chinese/English product marks a small but important new test of Paywalls 2.0 — the creation of new paid digital products short of a full digital subscription to an ...