Newsonomics: Craig Newmark Is Journalism’s New Six Million Dollar Man

Craig Newmark is a creature of the internet. Like Beyoncé, a singular name defines a great brand, one he provided 22 years ago to the eponymous Craigslist. Though long associated with “free,” this organically grown San Francisco-based classifieds provider may produce a billion dollars in annual ...

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Newsonomics: The 2016 Media Year By The Numbers, and A Look Toward 2017

2016 goes down as a memorable year for those in and around the media. Though audience levels have never been higher, the digital transformation burden weighed ever more heavily on news media’s back. Then “the media” saw itself pummeled endlessly in the run-up to the election and even more in ...

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Newsonomics: Fake-News Fury Forces Google and Facebook To Change Policy

    Can the presidential election result be blamed on failed algorithms? Facebook had taken the brunt of that claim in the days of shock following Donald Trump’s election. Then, on Monday, Google stumbled into the fray, and by the end of the day, it’s own mini-outrage produced a ...

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Newsonomics: The Fake News Wars Go Viral with Melissa’s List

There’s nothing like being authentic about fakery. That’s what Melissa Zimdars has figured out in the past 24 hours, as her earnest attempt to separate fake news from the real stuff has gone viral. First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab on Nov. 16 Follow Newsonomics on Twitter ...

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Newsonomics: The Washington Post Offers an Arc in the Storm

Do you remember where you were when you heard that Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post? Okay, that’s a bit too dramatic. But: Do you remember how surprised you were when you heard that Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post? Bezos bought the Post from the Graham family a little more than two ...

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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 New York Times’ Innovators’ Dilemmas

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   When the smoke has finally cleared from the Jill Abramson firing, we’ll be left with one big question: What will The New York Times’ digital future look like under new executive editor ...

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The Newsonomics of the Kyiv Post’s Embattled Work

Follow Newsonomics at @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   It was the night of January 22. Kyiv Post editor Christopher J. Miller was out on the Maidan, Kiev’s main square and its center of protest. As he interviewed a bystander, a bullet ricocheted off a ...

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The Newsonomics of NYT Now’s “Collective Intelligence”

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab It’s an ambitious launch. Within it, we can hear many of the digital news buzzwords of the moment: mobile first, curation, paywall, native ads, voice. NYT Now debuts on April 2, side-stepping ...

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The Newsonomics of the Mobile Aggregator Roundup: Pulse, Summly, Zite…..& Flipboard?

Design is an important part of these acquisitive moves. One reason these companies have value on the market is that they stand out. It must be said: For the most part, news companies have once again missed a chance to innovate, to make something new of a new platform. Flipboard, Pulse, and Zite ...

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