Weekend News Readers Phone It In – By The Millions: What It Means That Two-Thirds of Weekend News Consumption Happens On A Mobile Device

Consider it one more step in the evolution of the desktop computer into an archival paperweight. New data shows newsreaders’ use of desktops dips dramatically as soon as they leave their 20-pound work units, and head home for the weekend. About two-thirds of weekend news reading now is done on ...

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Did The Media Win The Election?

While the post-election press is awash in self-doubt, self-criticism, righteous recrimination and some rightful acceptance of blame, the news media have to be counted as big winners in one respect. 2016 rewarded them with huge audiences, intense readership – and the proving out of coverage and ...

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Which Media Companies Are Winning the Battle for Millennials?

Last week marked the entry of still another new media entity into the Millennials market. What do the numbers tell us about the highly sought-after terrain? Josh Topolsky’s The Outline, launching in the fall, aims squarely at the market, even if he eschews that precise label [“Newsonomics: ...

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Trump, Murdoch, Ailes: A Trifecta of Woe, By The Numbers

They’ve built their business lives on numbers, and this week’s numbers measure the collective, interwoven fates of Donald Trump, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch. Toting up those woes, the trio’s many critics may feel – this week at least – like they’ve won the Schadenfreude Olympics. For two ...

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Newsonomics: Five Numbers That Show Why Yahoo is the Zombie Planet of the Internet

Planet Yahoo, a prominent feature of the early stages of the digital solar system, is imploding, soon to fade into the history of celestial internet bodies. It’s been a slow fade, even as some expected the sale of Yahoo’s core assets – its websites – today, on a quarterly earnings call. Yahoo ...

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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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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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What Does Verizon Want With Yahoo?

When you’re the 15th biggest business in the U.S., you don’t need to execute deal gymnastics like the Reverse Morris. Verizon can leave that tactic to others (like Cerberus-controlled YP Holdings, which may use the technique as it teams with Goldman Sachs to pursue Yahoo) as it bids for Yahoo’s ...

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Americans Triple Their Political News Intake in 2016

News media have been big winners in the Presidential election so far. Ravenous for news of each twist and turn of the campaign, Americans have almost tripled the amount of time they are spending consuming digitally distributed political news. Three years ago – in the far less political year of ...

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Newsonomics: With New Roadblocks for Digital News Sites, What Happens Next?

At BuzzFeed, a 32 percent miss in 2015 revenue and a halving of its 2016 revenue target, according to the Financial Times. At Mashable, a massive layoff after the company failed to sell itself. At Yahoo, an upcoming sale of its news-producing assets, portending great uncertainty for journalists ...

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