Newsonomics: 10 Numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million Digital-Subscriber Milestone

If, half a decade ago, you’d been able to put money down in Vegas on The New York Times’ chances of reaching 1 million digital subscribers by 2015, what kind of odds could you have gotten? Longer than longshot. In 2010, when the Times announced ...

What Are They Thinking? National Journal Seizes The Day — and Lets Go of the Weekly

Membership. That’s the keyword Atlantic Media uses to explain last week’s decision to pull the plug on the middle-aged (46) National Journal, long an emblem of the knowing D.C. political trade. “At its core, it’s a loyalty strategy,” says Tim ...

Newsonomics: How Much is the Financial Times Worth, and Who Might Buy It?

  Updated post on Nikkei’s purchase of the FT Complete archive of Newsonomics FT coverage   If you wanted to buy a top business news publisher, which one would you choose? Assuming the marketplace offered you choice, would you go ...

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 ...