Jim Brady: Events and Experiences Are Key to Connecting Younger Audiences To Local News

  Companion column: Newsonomics: With A Cross-Country Merger, Spirited Media Aims To Build A Nationwide Digital Local News Chain     At 49, Jim Brady has already led several digital lifetimes. As a young sports-turned-digital editor, he won early notice and acclaim in helping ...

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Newsonomics: With A Cross-Country Merger, Spirited Media Aims To Build A Nationwide Digital Local News Chain

Companion piece: Jim Brady: Events and Experiences Are Key to Connecting Younger Audiences To Local News     Consider it a baby chain. Today, with broad ambitions, two of America’s young, dynamic, millennials-targeting, mobile-first city news companies are merging. They’ll ...

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Newsonomics: Denverite Launches as First of Would-Be Nationwide Digital-Only Local News Chain

Today, the news landscape in Denver gets just a little more crowded with today’s announcement of the launch of Denverite, about a month away. Denverite is part of a larger, if still tiny, local news reinvestment trend, but it is its lineage — both in funding and in thinking — that compels our ...

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Denverite Launches As First Of Would-Be Nationwide Digital-Only Local News Chain

Today, the news landscape in Denver gets just a little more crowded with today’s announcement of the launch of Denverite, about a month away. Denverite is part of a larger, if still tiny, local news reinvestment trend, but it is its lineage — both in funding and in thinking — that compels our ...

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What Are They Thinking? Jim Brady’s Mobile-Millennial Philadelphia Local-News Adventure

“I’m not from Philly. Worse yet, I’m from New York,” Jim Brady told a recent conference audience in Atlanta. What’s more, which may or may not tell us lots about one of the leading digital news pioneers, he’s a New York Jets fan. Much accomplished with his early work at WashingtonPost.com—which ...

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The Newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome Implosion (and Coming Sale)

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Today, we’ll hear official word of the demise of Project Thunderdome, one of the news industry’s highest-profile experiments in centralized, digital-first, mobile-friendly, new-news-partner ...

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The Newsonomics of Big and Little, from NBC News and GlobalPost to Thunderdome

That led Balboni to look for a big brother. While he’d done various kinds of editorial partnerships with CBS and PBS over time, none had produced a game-changing business impact. What GlobalPost needed was two things: An ad partner whose ad technology stack could help GlobalPost better ...

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The Newsonomics of U.S. Media Concentration

Is it just imported theater, though? We have to wonder how much the cries of “media monopoly” will cross the Atlantic. Is there much resonance here in the States for the outrage about media power in the U.K.? Will the sins (its newspaper unit now being called to account by a Parliamentary ...

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Nine Questions on Gannett Branding, Patch Widgeting, Stewart Becking, Bloomberg Viewing and Sunday Selling

Am I the only one who doesn't get Gannett's branding campaign? Yes, the Gannett math -- $33 million saved in furloughs, as much as $27 million potentially to be granted in exec bonuses -- seems sadly clueless, but what about the money the company has spent on its branding campaign. New logo and ...

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The Newsonomics of the Washington Post’s Reader Dashboard 1.0

We’re into an era when we can no longer play ignorant. We can decry the “content mill” methodologies of the Demand Medias, Examiners, and AOLs, but unless traditional news people understand — and apply as they see fit, working with their own long-standing news principles — data-driven knowledge ...

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