Newsonomics: The New York Times Ends 2016 With A Bang, And A Whimper

By any standard, 2016 goes into the history books as one of the most notable at the 166-year-old New York Times. The election year energized both the Times’ journalism and its relationship with its paying customers, as more than 275,000 new subscribers flocked in to pay for subscriptions after ...

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MEDIAMASH: CNN, NBC Phone Home; NYT’s “The Daily” Pod; The Promise of Polgreen; Partly Cloudy in Tronckadelphia and the Oxymoronic Facebook Journalism Project

MEDIAMASH is Newsonomics’ new, occasional, quick take on the media business.     Could Two Phone Companies Own (TV) News? In addition to all its other delights, the Trump era looks like it will lay down a broad red carpet for more BIG, more corporate consolidation. We already knew that the ...

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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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Newsonomics: Trump May Be The News Industry’s Greatest Opportunity To Build A Sustainable Model

One of the most challenging periods in American press history begins at noon Eastern today. The cries of “Lügenpresse” (defended by the outlet until recently run by new chief strategist to the president) echo almost as much as the stiff-arm salutes in the nation’s capital in late October. The ...

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Behind The New York Times’ Surge To 2.5 million Subscribers: Toughening The Facebook Wall Helped.

It’s the 10,000-subscriber-a-day march. As the full meaning of a Donald Trump presidency preoccupies American minds, The New York Times has seen a more-than-tenfold increase in daily subscription sign-ups, far surpassing any other news medium.   First published at POLITICO Media on Dec. 5, ...

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Newsonomics: NYT’s New 10 Million Subscriber Goal, 4 More Mark Thompson Takeaways

“The ambition of having 10 million digital subscribers is possible for us,” New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said Monday afternoon at the annual UBS Global Media Conference in New York City. While that’s still a long way away — the Times had about 1.6 million digital ...

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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: After John Oliver, The You-Get-What-You-Pay-For Imperative Has Never Been Clearer

    Can John Oliver’s 19 minutes rivet attention as all the bolts and screws continue to come undone in the local news business? That seems a hope against hope — and yet 3.7 million YouTube views of his Sunday evening HBO program say something. Oliver offered no new revelations, ...

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Newsonomics: Financial Times’ CEO John Ridding on Trial Subscriptions, The Platform Age, and Living In Luxury

  RELATED STORY: Newsonomics: The FT Doubles Its Branded Content Initiative   John Ridding lives in luxury — or at least nearby. The CEO of the Financial Times serves a readership with enviable pocketbooks and portfolios; on average, FT subscribers say they have household incomes of ...

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Newsonomics: NYT’s 1Q, Reader Revenue is now 57% of All Times Revenue

If there were any doubt about the importance of reader revenue to the future of The New York Times – and most of the news publishing business – consider these numbers, offered up in the company’s first-quarter, 2016 financial report this morning. The New York Times now depends on readers for ...

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