Newsonomics: As Post, Times explore Snapchat, Quartz Messaging App Celebrates Its First Birthday

Messaging and news. It’s the latest double scoop, as the Washington Post makes itself the through-the-day Snapchat Discover news provider, following an announcement only a week earlier that the New York Times would devote a half dozen staffers to publishing a daily Snapchat edition. Snap Inc. ...

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Newsonomics: The New York Times Ends 2016 With A Bang, And A Whimper

By any standard, 2016 goes into the history books as one of the most notable at the 166-year-old New York Times. The election year energized both the Times’ journalism and its relationship with its paying customers, as more than 275,000 new subscribers flocked in to pay for subscriptions after ...

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Newsonomics: Post-Trump, 3 Truths, 4 Long Years, and An Existential Threat

In the mourning after, it’s not just the journalistic post-mortems about polling malpractice that should concern us. It is the very real question of the survival of American journalism as we have known it over the past six decades or more. Donald Trump’s victory leaves a wobbling press in a ...

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Tronc Considers a Counter to Gannett’s 3rd-Sweetened Offer

It’s apparently no longer a question of whether to sell or not, but for how much. For four months, Tronc – the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, parent of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune among other similarly august titles in smaller markets – has steadfastly and ...

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Newsonomics: After John Oliver, The You-Get-What-You-Pay-For Imperative Has Never Been Clearer

    Can John Oliver’s 19 minutes rivet attention as all the bolts and screws continue to come undone in the local news business? That seems a hope against hope — and yet 3.7 million YouTube views of his Sunday evening HBO program say something. Oliver offered no new revelations, ...

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A Tronc Tomorrow: The Return of Gannett and the Uberfication of News

  Related column: Newsonomics: Tronc M, Tronc X, or just Tronc — it’s Still in an Uncertain Position   Time for another Tronc (Tribune Publishing) quarterly financial report. Time for more intrigue. And this time, we can ask: what kind of surprise might tronc chairman and digital ...

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Newsonomics: Is This the Bottom for The New York Times?

First, the good news of the month. The New York Times has outlasted Yahoo, as an independent company. Long ago, Yahoo, valued at as much as $140 billion, seemed one of those internet companies that might completely usurp the role of legacy companies. So today, with a market cap of $2 billion, ...

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Facing the New Facebook Reality: The Numbers Behind the Fright

Consider it the sigh heard round the world. As yet another Facebook announcement of algorithmic change consumed the web, those publishing execs who manage the biggest news sites’ digital audiences could only smile, nod and, do the usual: start crunching the numbers. At the beginning of the ...

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The FT Doubles Its Branded Content Initiative

RELATED STORY: Newsonomics: Financial Times’ CEO John Ridding on Trial Subscriptions, The Platform Age, and Living In Luxury   As the Financial Times faces the same assault on its old business model as its peers (POLITICO: “We are facing daunting conditions”), the doughty British ...

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Newsonomics: Financial Times’ CEO John Ridding on Trial Subscriptions, The Platform Age, and Living In Luxury

  RELATED STORY: Newsonomics: The FT Doubles Its Branded Content Initiative   John Ridding lives in luxury — or at least nearby. The CEO of the Financial Times serves a readership with enviable pocketbooks and portfolios; on average, FT subscribers say they have household incomes of ...

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