Tronc’s Adoption of Washington Post’s Arc Platform Doubly Important

This week in Austin, Texas, at the zoo that the South by Southwest Interactive Festival can be, Washington Post Chief Information Officer Shailesh Prakash entertained a few of the digital animals. Prakash, the Post‘s executive in charge of both product and technology, highlighted his pet ...

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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: Can a Ferro-Bezos Buddy Act Help Fend Off Gannett’s Bid for Tribune?

On Thursday, Tribune Publishing chairman Michael Ferro took to the airwaves, selling investors on his rejection of a seemingly generous takeover bid by Gannett. The company’s spent recent days talking up its potential for growth on its own — notably the planned “content monetization ...

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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 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 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 Journalist Headcounts

So let’s look broadly at those numbers. Count them all up — and undoubtedly, numerous ones are missing — and you’ve got something more than 65,000 journalists, working for brands of one kind or another.

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