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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Meet ‘Reveal,’ The Show That Could Be ‘60 Minutes’ For Our Century

First published at Capital New York What might “60 Minutes” be like if it were launching in 2015? It might look—or really sound—a lot like “Reveal.” You may have bumped into “Reveal,” a first-of-its-kind regular radio investigative-journalism show, on your local public radio station ...

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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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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 David Pogue and the Pujols Effect

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab Divorces can be such fun, especially media divorces. This week, David Pogue and The New York Times split after 13 years. Last month, The Wall Street Journal couldn’t renew their vows with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Over the past year, Nate Silver’s ...

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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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“Public Media” $100 Million Plan: 100 Journalists Per City

One hundred "public media" reporters and editors in a market is a huge increase. Among those four stations, the news staff would now range from 12 to 30 each, among them. It's tough to count because these are legacy radio operations and radio requires different job descriptions than digital ...

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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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