The Newsonomics of Time and Money, and Google Surveys

Welcome to the emerging world of value exchange. It’s not a new idea; value exchange has been used in the gaming world for a long time. As the Zyngas have figured out, only a small percentage of people will pay to play games. So they’ve long used interactive ads, quizzes, surveys, and more as ...

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The Newsonomics of All Access — & Apple

Put these three phenomena together — a multi-platform world in which the tablet becomes a prime part of daily news reading, reading that will be partly charged for — and you have the shiny new business model of 2011: all-access. I’ve written about all-access and exhorted those publishers with ...

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The Newsonomics of Journalist Headcounts

So let’s look broadly at those numbers. Count them all up — and undoubtedly, numerous ones are missing — and you’ve got something more than 65,000 journalists, working for brands of one kind or another.

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Selling Against Infinity: Jarvis on Post-Scarcity Ad Sales

Indeed, the Internet is infinite, though that's been but a dawning revelation to all those who made their money in the old world. And that includes newspapers selling space and broadcasters selling time (with memories of Billy Crystal in City Slickers). Must-read and must-share.

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Deborah Howell: A Journalistic Whirlwind Passes into the Night

There she stood. This woman of small stature and enormous spirit, atop one of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press metro desks. Yes, literally, on the desk. Deborah was leaving the paper after a decade of pulling and pushing it into the modern age, moving onto to Newhouse Newspapers in D.C. Her ...

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“Fair Share”: Google, Trust, Anti-Trust….and What Happens Next

On the other hand, Google is particular has become the gateway of our times. It is the number one sender of traffic to news sites -- 25-35% as a rule. In saying that news companies are free to tell Google not to index them, and that Google will be glad to comply, you can practically hear the ...

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