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: Trump May Be The News Industry’s Greatest Opportunity To Build A Sustainable Model

One of the most challenging periods in American press history begins at noon Eastern today. The cries of “Lügenpresse” (defended by the outlet until recently run by new chief strategist to the president) echo almost as much as the stiff-arm salutes in the nation’s capital in late October. The ...

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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: Sketching In the Details of Josh Topolsky’s New Outline

Don’t call Josh Topolsky’s just-announced The Outline “a New Yorker for millennials.” Or do. The 38-year-old digital media veteran of Engadget, The Verge, and Bloomberg can see it, and explain it, both ways. I asked the CEO and editor-in-chief of the just-announced site, launching in the fall, ...

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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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Newsonomics: Are Ads on Top News Sites Worth More? A New Study Says Yes

What’s the difference between The New York Times, and, say, DNAInfo New York? Maybe about $20. The Times, along with outlets like ESPN, Hearst, Discovery Communications, Gannett, Slate, and ABC, all consider themselves “premium” media. That means they can charge advertisers “premium prices,” as ...

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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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