Vanity Fair’s Digital Pay Plans Builds On New Yorker Success

Even as the Trump Subscriber Surge slows some, more and more publishers are asking themselves a renewed question: Can’t we figure out a way to get more revenue from digital readers? On Thursday, Conde Nast all but acknowledged that Vanity Fair would join The New Yorker as just Conde ...

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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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What Are They Thinking? National Journal Seizes The Day — and Lets Go of the Weekly

Membership. That’s the keyword Atlantic Media uses to explain last week’s decision to pull the plug on the middle-aged (46) National Journal, long an emblem of the knowing D.C. political trade. “At its core, it’s a loyalty strategy,” says Tim Hartman, C.E.O. of the National Journal Group. ...

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The Newsonomics of Talking Points Memo’s Native Advertising Shift

Call it addition by subtraction, or deduction over misdirection. The commercial progress of Talking Points Memo is a telling lesson in the maturation of digital native news companies. TPM was born very much a blog, one of those early political blogs built on single-minded strong opinion and ...

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The Newsonomics of European Crowds Funding New News

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   VIENNA — A small roar erupted in the crowded workshop. Krautreporter, with hours to go, had met its crowdfunded goal, gaining a commitment of €60 each from what would turn out to be 17,000 ...

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The Newsonomics of Impaq.me and News Impacting You

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Related: The Newsonomics of (California Watch’s Single, Investigative Story Three Reasons to Watch California Watch The Death and Life of California News Foundations Move to Fill News Gap     Hello there! It’s me, your ...

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The Newsonomics of GoLocal’s for-profit move into Portland, Providence and Worcester

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab Josh Fenton is an ad guy running a local news startup. Therein lies our tale. GoLocal24 is a different kind of online startup. It’s for-profit, unlike so many of the city startups we’ve seen. It’s fueled solely by advertising revenue, ...

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The Newsonomics of Jeff Bezos Buying the Washington Post

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab It is a thunderbolt. If not tossed down from Mt. Olympus, it is thrown from Mt. Amazon, not far from Washington’s beatific Olympic Mountains. Jeff Bezos’s surprise buying of the Washington Post whipsaws media, and a media-watching world, intrigued by Red ...

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The Newsonomics of Pulitzers, Paywalls, and Investing in the Newsroom

Let’s look then at the newsonomics of Pulitzers, paywalls, and investing in newsrooms, and think about whether our intuition has any basis in provable fact. If even 20 percent of expense devoted to newsroom seems like a low number, consider that the industry average is about 12.7 percent for ...

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The Newsonomics of Trust, News Trusts and Murdoch Trustworthiness

One reason News Corp. may move forward with the trust idea rather than a sale of the properties is that it may meet a market without buyers. With the Times’ losses, it’s tough to come up with logical buyers for the papers. Why mess with the market, though, if you can both perform an act of ...

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