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Growth Must Also Result In Greater Revenue

Source: Damaris Colhoun, CJR. Posted Feb 09, 2016

For media start-ups running off the fumes of their VC investments, and legacy newsrooms making the move to digital, these stumbles are a crucial reminder that traffic alone won’t keep them out of the red. . . .

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Forbes Guarantees Its Native Ads Will Work

Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday. Posted Feb 08, 2016

Forbes is applying the same money-back promise it once made for display ads to its native ad product, BrandVoice. Advertisers have to spend $250,000 in native plus display over 60 days. . . .

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Jack Dorsey Tries to Quell #RIPTwitter Outrage

Source: Daniel Van Boom, CNET.com. Posted Feb 08, 2016

Many disgruntled users took to Twitter to bemoan reported changes to the social media platform, prompting the company's CEO to interject. "I want you all to know we're always listening," Dorsey Tweeted. "We never planned to reorder timelines . . .

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Is an Anti-Abortion Activist With a Camera a Journalist?

Source: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate. Posted Feb 03, 2016

That question is being debated after an incident between the Center for Medical Progress and Planned Parenthood. . . .

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Yahoo to Cut 15 Percent of Its Workforce

Source: Mike Snider, USA Today. Posted Feb 03, 2016

Struggling search engine company Yahoo Inc. said it plans to cut about 15% of its workforce as part of a $400 million cost-cutting effort intended to "simplify" the troubled Internet company. . . .

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Al Jazeera America Staffers Start Website to Boost Job Hunt

Source: Tom Kludt, money.cnn.com. Posted Feb 02, 2016

What do you do if you're a journalist faced with unemployment? If you're the digital staff at Al Jazeera America, you start a website and call it bestofajam.com. . . .

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With a Bet on a Platform Strategy, BuzzFeed Faces Business Challenges

Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday. Posted Feb 01, 2016

With the company shifting to a distributed model, Buzzfeed has to navigate a thorny transition, as it seeks to follow the Silicon Valley credo of upending your business before others do so for you. . . .

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Politico Co-Founders Set to Leave Company

Source: Michael Calderone, Huffington Post. Posted Jan 29, 2016

Politico CEO Jim VandeHei and chief White House correspondent Mike Allen will leave the news organization they helped launch nine years ago and built into a politics and policy juggernaut. . . .

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Jeff Bezos on The Washington Post’s Digital Strategy and the Future of Print

Source: JOSEPH LICHTERMAN, Nieman Lab. Posted Feb 01, 2016

The Post and Amazon owner met with the paper’s staffers in a town hall meeting this morning. . . .

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Crowdfunded Journalism: A Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism

Source: Nancy Vogt, Journalism.org. Posted Jan 25, 2016

Over the past several years, crowdfunding via the internet has become a popular way to engage public support. The area of journalism is no exception. . . .

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Will More Newspapers Go Nonprofit?

Source: ROBINSON MEYER, theatlantic.com. Posted Jan 19, 2016

Three of Philadelphia’s most important journalistic resources took the first step toward becoming nonprofits. . . .

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