The Newsonomics of Momentum in the WSJ/NYT Battle

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   What a difference a year makes in America’s national newspaper war. When Rupert Murdoch bought the Journal and its parent Dow Jones six years ago, he declared that war, aiming to ...

The Newsonomics of the Shopping of Press+ and The Coming of Paywalls 2.0

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   In April 2009, when Journalism Online began operations, its business — providing the backend for websites offering different kinds of paywalls — was largely derided. Two years ...

The Newsonomics of Outrageous Confidence

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab   Who expected a virtual coming-out party for the newspaper industry in late 2013? In the past several weeks, we’ve seen new newspaper owners proudly raising the flags of their new enterprises, ...

The Newsonomics of “Little Data,” Data Scientists, and Conversion Specialists

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab OSLO — Arthur Sulzberger surprised some people recently when asked what he would do differently in the digital transition, given hindsight. Hire more engineers, he said. It wasn’t an off-the-cuff comment. ...

The Newsonomics of 10 Ways We’ll Judge 2014

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab At the World Publishing Expo held in Berlin this week, two CEOs of major international news companies — Andrew Miller of The Guardian and Mathias Döpfner of Axel Springer — were asked a question: On a ...

The Newsonomics of Jeff Bezos Buying the Washington Post

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab It is a thunderbolt. If not tossed down from Mt. Olympus, it is thrown from Mt. Amazon, not far from Washington’s beatific Olympic Mountains. Jeff Bezos’s surprise buying of the Washington Post whipsaws ...