An Outbrain For Newspapers: Headlines Network Launches

You can call it Outbrain for newspapers, if you want. Or perhaps a tamer Taboola. Tim Landon doesn’t particularly care how you characterize his latest network effort. Just click on his widgets – which you’ll soon see on hundreds of daily newspaper sites across the country, starting over the ...

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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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What Are They Thinking? Hearst’s Troy Young Makes Scale His Friend

Would you like to make over your kitchen? More than 10 million American households will get a re-do this year, the numbers spiking in the good economy. Then, there are the greater millions of digital lookie- loos, eyeing and envying the kitchen that could be. Where to look for ideas? Certainly, ...

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The Newsonomics of Time Inc.’s Anxious Spin

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab As it enters new life as a new company, Time Inc. seems to have become a piñata for media watchers. The more iconic they are, it seems, the more they’re fair game, for everything from ...

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The newsonomics of selling cars.com — and $3B in “newspaper” money

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at the Harvard Nieman Journalism Lab Sometimes, you see the train wreck coming. Tony Ridder, the last CEO of Knight Ridder, saw the classifieds pileup ahead and would talk about it in our company meetings by the mid-’90s: the ...

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The newsonomics of 2013’s second half, from ad depression to day dropping to real estate as destiny

The newest News Corp sets sail. Cast adrift — but with a handy $2.6 billion in cash and no debt, making its peers oh-so-envi0us — the world’s largest newspaper company is in the midst of furious change. At the flagship Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, it’s tough to find anyone in management ...

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The Newsonomics of the Mobile Aggregator Roundup: Pulse, Summly, Zite…..& Flipboard?

Design is an important part of these acquisitive moves. One reason these companies have value on the market is that they stand out. It must be said: For the most part, news companies have once again missed a chance to innovate, to make something new of a new platform. Flipboard, Pulse, and Zite ...

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The Newsonomics of Selling Main Street

We’ve see “marketing services” grow as a business pursuit over the past couple of years. Now — as newspaper publishers have just left the “Key Executives Mega-Conference” in New Orleans, where such services led off the weekend with a three-hour session — we can characterize it as the number one ...

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The Newsonomics of Native, Indigenous, and Immigrant content

The newsonomics of native, indigenous, and immigrant content promises a revenue evolution for both national publishers and regional ones. At a time when pricing pressure on display ads remains relentless — and even Google’s paid search rates have hit a bad patch, causing recent investor concern ...

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The Newsonomics of Next Issue’s New All-You-Can-Eat Magazine Newsstand

In the hurly-burly of digital content innovation and monetization, it’s hard to figure out what things are, so we try to find apt comparisons. With the new Next Issue digital newsstand, let’s think Netflix or Pandora or Spotify as the closest cousins. Next Issue, the offspring of five ...

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