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LA Times Tops 100,000 in Digital Subscriptions

While the New York Times and The Washington Post grab all of the headlines regarding national digital subscriptions, the Los Angeles Times has quietly assumed a leadership role among regional dailies. ...
Source: Ken Doctor, TheStreet
Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Three Former Politico Execs Want to Help Publishers Figure Out the Future

'Old Town Media' is a little difficult to describe, but its mission is less so: to help a wide variety of news organizations develop new ideas, be more efficient, and build new ways to stay in business. ...
Source: RICARDO BILTON, NiemanLab
Posted: Sep 25, 2017

For the German Election, No Fake News is Good News

Compared to the US, Britain and France, Germany’s national election looks downright boring. That’s a good thing. ...
Source: SHARA TIBKEN, CNET News
Posted: Sep 22, 2017

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In Paywall Age, Free Content Remains King for Newspaper Sites

Daily newspapers have rejected an all-in approach featuring “hard” website paywalls that mimic their print business models. Most are employing “leaky” paywalls with unlimited “side doors” for non-subscribers. ...
Source: Ariel Stulberg, CJR
Posted: Sep 22, 2017

CNN Digital Is Facing A $20 Million Budget Shortfall

CNN is having a huge year on TV, but a budget shortfall at CNN Digital has restricted travel for digital employees and scaled back expenses. ...
Source: Steven Perlberg, Buzzfeed
Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Vox Media is Bending to the Wave of Using Technology to Sell Ads

The digital publisher is the latest company to bend to the wave of using technology to sell ads rather than relying primarily on people-driven sales teams. ...
Source: Mike Shields, BusinessInsider
Posted: Sep 19, 2017

Former Hedge Fund Guy Investigates Some of America’s Shadiest Companies

Roddy Boyd always wanted to be a reporter, but he got married young and had a wife and two little kids to support. After years working for his dad's hedge fund, he switched to his first love: journalism. ...
Source: LAURA HAZARD OWEN, NiemanLab
Posted: Sep 18, 2017

Gizmodo Lawyer Reflects on Worrying Legal Climate for Journalism

General counsel Lynn Oberlander told Columbia University journalism students to take extra care to protect themselves against libel suits, warning them not to make loose promises to sources about how their words would be used. ...
Source: Job Allsop, CJR
Posted: Sep 14, 2017

Instagram Stories Adds Ad Options

The Facebook unit is integrating Stories with its full-screen Canvas ad format, making it easier to run cross-channel campaigns. It's also launching an uploading tool, so businesses can turn their organic stories into ads. ...
Source: Gavin O'Malley, MediaPost
Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Apple News Is Experimenting With ‘Featured Video’ Section

Apple News is still in its infancy as a news platform, but it’s already testing its own modest pivot to video inside its mobile news app, not dissimilar to the featured collections of stories it creates around ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Time's First Female Editor to Step Down at Year's End

Time editor in chief Nancy Gibbs, who rose through the ranks over three decades from her start as a fact-checker, is stepping down. Gibbs, 57, has spent her entire career at the magazine. ...
Source: JOE POMPEO, VanityFair
Posted: Sep 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Trump Problem

Coverage of Trump spilled into public view earlier this year when newsroom emails began leaking out showing Wall Street Journal Editor Gerald Baker criticizing his staffers for reporting he deemed unfair [to Trump]. ...
Source: Lucia Graves, theguardian
Posted: Sep 11, 2017