Newsonomics: A Call To Arms (And Wallets) In The New Era Of Deregulation And Bigger Media

Quibble, if you will, about the level of degeneracy now afoot in the heart of the Old and New Confederacy, as the Roy Moore saga provides yet more sick drama in the country. That’s a sideshow. What’s quickly appearing on the main stage — if it’s still behind the curtain for now — is the... Read More

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: Is the Washington Post Really the Newspaper of Record?

Companion article: Q and A: Marty Baron shines a Spotlight on journalism     It seemed like a boast out of ancient times, prominently displayed on WashingtonPost.com and given big house promotion play in the digital pages of the Post. Then, the same aspirational claim (“What we’re ...

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Jeff Bezos (Finally) Pumps Up the Post with Prime

In a potentially game-changing move, Amazon will begin offering free to dirt-cheap subscriptions to The Washington Post to its tens of millions of Prime members, I’ve learned. The program begins today. While Amazon has never released the number of its Prime memberships, the latest estimates ...

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Newsonomics: Buying Yelp — and Making It the Next Core of the Local News and Information business

Yelp’s for sale, and the news has generated the usual, now-tiresome lists of potential buyers: Google, Amazon, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook. It’s like all the money in the business world slid off one end of the table and sluiced down to Silicon Valley. Forget the old spend-a-week-without-the-Internet ...

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The Newsonomics of the Washington Post and New York Times Network Wars

Call it the newspaper network wars. The Washington Post’s Newspaper Partner Program has grown from a March-planted seedling into a full-grown fall oak. The initiative now includes more than 120 daily newspapers in the U.S., and could connect with more than 200,000 digital newspaper subscribers ...

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The Newsonomics of 50/50 and The Unchaining of the U.S. Press

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Asked last week whether he was buying the Star Tribune for business or altruistic reasons, Glen Taylor said a lot in a two-word answer: “50/50.” News observers have parsed and poked at ...

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The Newsonomics of Spotified News Subscriptions

RELATED ARTICLE The newsonomics of Comcast’s deal and our digital wallets First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab Can you make digital subscriptions sing? In a first-of-its-kind partnership with streaming music leader Spotify, The Times of London has brought a whole new meaning ...

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The Newsonomics of How the News Industry Will Be Tested in 2014

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Our 2014 stage is set, and oh what a marvelous assortment of characters will be walking across it. Many of these characters — the Bezoses, Henrys, Kushners, Omidyars, and Buffetts — are new non-newsies thrusting themselves into the ...

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The Newsonomics of Selling More Stuff

This new strategy will be significantly fueled by developments at two of the U.S’s top papers, The New York Times and The Washington Post. From the Times, we’ll soon see a spate of new products, individually priced and targeted at niche audiences, as CEO Mark Thompson acts on his belief that ...

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