Newsonomics: Wall Street Journal Redesign a Step in Its Digital Catchup

Don’t just call it a redesign. The Wall Street Journal, like Bloomberg before it a couple of months ago, wants you think about more than appearance, which “redesign” implies for many. You might call the new Journal a multi-platform rejiggering. ...

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: BuzzFeed and The New York Times Play Facebook’s Ubiquity Game

Intellectually, we all knew that the Internet was so big as to be virtually infinite. But it’s hard to know what to do with that squishy concept. Then BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti outlined his all-in approach in front of a couple thousand nerds at ...

What Are They Thinking? Bloomberg’s Justin Smith Sees a Window in Shakeup of Digital Reader Habits

Justin Smith pronounces himself happy with Bloomberg’s month-old redesign. The C.E.O. of Bloomberg Media has been watched closely since he assumed the job a year and a half ago, coming over from a much-acclaimed stint rebuilding Atlantic Media. ...