Newsonomics: Rebuilding the News Media Will Require Doubling-Down On Its Core Values

RELATED ARTICLE Newsonomics: Trump may be the news industry’s greatest opportunity to build a sustainable model January 20, 2017 “Alt-what?” I asked the audience of the leaders of America’s alternative press, in a talk last Friday, the day of the inauguration and the day before an estimated ...

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What Are They Thinking: Kinsey Wilson’s Meteoric Rise at NYT

In a move both opportunistic and commonsensical, The New York Times finally filled its top digital job Monday. Kinsey Wilson becomes the Times’ first executive vice president for product and technology, charged with the huge task of rethinking The New York Times—as a product. Curiously, Wilson ...

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What Are They Thinking? Jarl Mohn, Putting the ‘R’ Back in NPR

To inaugurate his tenure as NPR’s fifth C.E.O. in six years, Jarl Mohn took a page from the playbook of campaigning politicians and embarked on an unconventional listening tour. Hearing of Mohn’s appointment last May, his buddy Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and ...

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The Newsonomics of Mixing Old and New

Each morning, 135,000 people get Wall Street Journal editor Gerry Baker’s The 10 Point, his one-year-old touts email on the best of the Journal that day. Around the same hour, 600,000 people get The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet, up from just 182,000 a year ago. About 110,000 get Quartz’s The ...

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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 Telling Your Audience What They Should Do

You should. Two powerful words. If they come from your mother or the government, they pack a particular weight. But what if they come from media? Should media be in the “you should” business? WNYC, the flagship of New York Public Radio, now tests the virtue and value of those powerful ...

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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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FB, GOOG: MYOB

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   No, Facebook and Google aren’t practicing mind control on us, are they? That’s just silly. Their business is the highly prosaic selling of advertising, less romantic than Mad Men, more ...

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The Newsonomics of The Oregonian’s New Editor’s Challenge

Follow Newsonomics at @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab It’s tough to find a place with more news change than Portland, Oregon. At the center of that change is the new Oregonian. Like New Orleans, Cleveland, Syracuse, and most other Advance ...

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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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