Newsonomics: Univision’s Big Bet on E-Commerce, Built on Gawker’s Ashes

What was Gawker? A trailblazing, piercer of pretense? A snarky, vestigial leftover of the early bloggy web? A company that early on understood the relationship between reader enthusiasm and selling stuff? Probably all three. It’s the last one though — Founder Nick Denton’s ...

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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: Rebuilding the News Media Will Require Doubling-Down On Its Core Values

RELATED ARTICLE Newsonomics: Trump may be the news industry’s greatest opportunity to build a sustainable model January 20, 2017 “Alt-what?” I asked the audience of the leaders of America’s alternative press, in a talk last Friday, the day of the inauguration and the day before an estimated ...

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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: The 2016 Media Year By The Numbers, and A Look Toward 2017

2016 goes down as a memorable year for those in and around the media. Though audience levels have never been higher, the digital transformation burden weighed ever more heavily on news media’s back. Then “the media” saw itself pummeled endlessly in the run-up to the election and even more in ...

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New York Times Shuts Down NYT Now Mobile App; Millennials A “Pscyhographic”

NYT Now, once the bright offspring of a nascent Paywalls 2.0 movement, is ending its short life. That not-unexpected move tells us how much the New York Times – and the market – has changed in the brief 28 months since its 2014 launch. Back then, CEO Mark Thompson’s still-new regime at the ...

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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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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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Newsonomics: As Fox’s Dr. Frankenstein Exits Right, the Murdochs Are Left to Reboot Their Wounded Cable News Leader.

If the ascendance of Donald Trump is showbiz, the descent of Roger Ailes can only be described as opera. Trump and Ailes should go down into history together, and July 21, 2016 will mark it. Just hours before Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for President, the Dr. Frankenstein ...

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