New York Times Shuts Down NYT Now Mobile App; Millennials A “Pscyhographic”

NYT Now, once the bright offspring of a nascent Paywalls 2.0 movement, is ending its short life. That not-unexpected move tells us how much the New York Times – and the market – has changed in the brief 28 months since its 2014 launch. Back then, CEO Mark Thompson’s still-new regime at the ...

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Newsonomics: The New York Times Re-invents Page One — and It’s Better Than Print Ever Was

Companion story: From “Service Desk” to Standalone: How The New York Times’ Graphics Department Has Grown Up Both columns originally published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab  Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor     Ah, the art of the broadsheet Page One, with its mystical ...

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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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Newsonomics: On End Games and End Times

Platish or perish? With those malaprop-sounding fighting words a year ago, digital entrepreneur Jonathan Glick neatly, if broadly, summed up a question of the moment on Twitter. We’ve read so many obits for news media over the past 10 years that you’d think we’d be inured to yet another. But ...

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New York Times C.I.O. Marc Frons to Leave the Company

Executive change often drives more executive change, and that’s what the word is today coming out of The New York Times. This morning, S.V.P. and Chief Information Officer Marc Frons announced his departure, an amicable one that provides the Times—and its new E.V.P. for Product and Technology ...

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Times C.T.O. Rajiv Pant Leaves to Join Start-Up Some Spider

In a move that presages more changes within the New York Times’ technology and product teams, chief technology officer Rajiv Pant will leave to take a job at a New York-based start-up, I’ve learned. (Addition: That start-up is Some Spider, headed by former NYT paywall executive Paul Smurl) ...

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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 NPR One and the Dream of Personalized Public Radio

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Wouldn’t it be cool if public radio fans could get to all their stuff in one simple app? Stuff from Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Here & Now, All Things Considered — and their local ...

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The Newsonomics of 2013 Wizardry: Tribune, Buffett, Murdoch, Paton, Bloomberg, and more

Today, though, most of the reporting power, much of the brand power, and thepolitical power still resides in big companies and their leadership. We may well get our strongest display of that early in 2013: In Washington, the FCC cross-ownership debate may move to center stage in January. And ...

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