Trump Bump Grows Into Subscription Surge — and Not Just for the New York Times

Publishers are witnessing a baby digital subscription boom, and its parents are that odd couple of our times, Donald J. Trump and John W. Oliver. Their offspring pop not just from the womb of the New York Times (NYT) building at Eighth Avenue and West 40th Street in Manhattan but now from ...

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Newsonomics: Texas, Vast Texas, Aims to Set a New Standard in Statewide Public Media News

Texas Standard debuts with a snap, crackle, and pop. David Brown, its daily host, “brings us the snap of Marketplace, which he used to anchor,” says KUT general manager Stewart Vanderwilt, who has the fun of acting the impresario in the launch of a new one-hour, five-day-a-week public radio ...

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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 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 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 Public Radio’s All-in-One Tablet Strategy

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   It’s a tablet experiment in cross-pollination. How do you use the 48 square inches of an iPad to expose the depth of public radio — thousands of hours of national programming, local shows, and community news that add up to a ...

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The Newsonomics of Advance’s Advancing Strategy & Its Achilles’ Heel

The lack of an All-Access model, I believe, looks like the Achilles heel of the Advance strategy, even if that strategy works in other ways. Why? Advance depends and will depend much more on ad revenue than its peers. Many of those peers believe that reader revenue may reach 50 percent of total ...

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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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The Newsonomics of the Tablet as Shiny, New Wrapper

Paid. Magazine. Re-purposed. These are words that didn’t seem to have a lot of commercial value a scant three years, and certainly didn’t appear much together. AOL is hardly alone in rethinking these big questions. We’re seeing a cascading experimenting around packaging and repackaging content ...

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The Newsonomics of Public Radio’s Argonauts

The Argo funding is one of the first things that tells us about the business of this effort. Like Silicon Valley startups, the effort is about building a product that seems to meet a clear audience need, building that audience — and then finding a sustainable business model. That’s what has ...

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