Newsonomics: The New York Times Subscriber Bump and The ‘Trump Effect’

It looks like The Trump Effect, but it may be more than that. Through Sunday, the New York Times had gained 70,000 new net subscribers since election day, the Times told me Tuesday. That’s up from the 41,000 total it reported six days ago – a number that caught a fair amount of public notice. ...

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House of Murdoch, Sulzberger Shuffle & The Next Gannett: 10 Storylines into 2017

It’s been a remarkable year for the nation, and its press. Transfixed by the Trump phenomenon, election anxiety has all but consumed us. But soon, what has felt like a national colonoscopy will soon be over, and the press will march (or at least step) forward. As we consider the most ...

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Newsonomics: The New York Times’ Dean Baquet on Calling Out Lies, Embracing Video, and Building A More Digital Newsroom

How long is two years in editor years?   Leading any daily newspaper in this age is challenging, but leading The New York Times is an exercise unto itself. As the country’s and the world’s most influential newspaper, the Times requires a pace of chance that keeps up with the global ...

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What Are They Thinking? Mark Thompson and The Year 2020 Challenge

Related column: The Thinking (and Dollars) Behind The New York Times’ New Digital Strategy.   Does Mark Thompson have 20/20 vision, or, perhaps better asked, does Mark Thompson have a vision of 2020? As the New York Times shared very publically its $800 million digital revenue goal for ...

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Newsonomics: The Thinking (and Dollars) Behind The New York Times’ New Digital Strategy

It was a quiet manifesto — an 11-page document that unofficially serves as The New York Times’ follow-up to the much dissected Innovation Report (Nieman Lab’s story about the Innovation Report is the most popular story in its history) of May 2014. (Look at the signatures at the bottom of this ...

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Why The New York Times Hired Kinsey Wilson

In a year of both triumphs and stumbles in The New York Times’ ungainly digital business progress, today’s appointment of Kinsey Wilson to the post of strategy and innovation editor makes a lot of sense. Wilson lost his job as NPR’s chief content officer in October. His availability fits right ...

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The Newsonomics of The New York Times’ Innovators’ Dilemmas

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   When the smoke has finally cleared from the Jill Abramson firing, we’ll be left with one big question: What will The New York Times’ digital future look like under new executive editor ...

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The Newsonomics of Risking It All

Funding the journalism business isn’t like funding Sears and Kodak or other fading institutions. It’s not even about saving a perhaps-vital American industry, like the auto industry.It’s about keeping a lifeline of funding open so that our best reporters can do their jobs.

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Dean Baquet: “This is going to sound arrogant, but…..”

The Times as the center of the world approach seemed a bit odd Friday night. One audience questioner, hearing the comments, did ask with a tone of incredulity, "Surely, you can't cover the whole country with 1200 people?" Baquet did allow that there are big issues in the non-national press, ...

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L.A. Times: The Inconvenient Poster Child

Is the L.A. Times the new ground zero of newspaper staff cuts and frightsizing? Los Angelenos, of which I am one by nativity but not choice, may think so, imagining L.A. as the center of everybody’s universe. It’s not, of course, but the saga of the Times has been one of the more ...

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