Tag: business models

by Steve Outing

Stop the presses! For six days a week! Yes, I’m being serious. The recent New York Times “Innovation” report, a meant-to-be-internal strategy document proposing a (long-overdue) digital-first future for what is arguably the best newspaper and digital news operation on the planet, painted a depressing picture. Despite beefing up its digital business and creating large [...] more »

by Janet Asteroff

The joke going around right now is that nothing will change at the Washington Post, but in two years you’ll only be able to read it on a Kindle. After seven consecutive years of declining revenue, the Graham family has sold the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As reported in the Washington Post, Post [...] more »

by Tanja Aitamurto

What happens when a consumer magazine co-creates a magazine issue with their readers? Co-creation is an age-old customer-centric marking approach, a collaborative process of creating something of mutual value between a producer and a consumer. Today, it is spreading into magazine publishing as a new form of open journalism by bringing together reporters and the [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

“Twitter is a frenemy.” That’s how CNN’s new president, Jeff Zucker, described the cable news network’s relationship with social media. In a combination luncheon speech and informal press conference at the Atlanta Press Club this week, he said the network uses, relies on — and is scared by — social media. While it’s an important [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

As news spread on Monday that The Daily, the 100,000 subscription, tablet-only news magazine would shutter before the end of the year, a torrent of analysis sprung up to explain how and why 2010’s great media experiment failed to take off. There is no shortage of reasoning behind The Daily’s untimely demise — particularly in [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 58th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we take a look at the changes in coverage of the presidential debate, with live-streaming online, instant fact-checks and added context, and even “live-GIF’ing.” Tumblr’s Christoper Price and the Sunlight Foundation’s Bill Allison talk about the [...] more »

by Emily Harris

The Hawaii Independent started as a standard, albeit small, for-profit corporation five years ago. A handful of local investors put their money into the local news venture built by a group of local journalists and activists, including editor and publisher Ikaika Hussey. But after several years, Hussey went back to those investors and pitched a [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall“ may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

This column is another in my series on new business models for news. An update and correction to this story appear below. Amid its larger company struggles, Forbes has been trying to change, adapt and adjust to what Chief Product Officer Lewis D’Vorkin calls “wrenching transitions in the news business.” Online, the 95-year-old business magazine [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Quality journalism, hard-nosed reporting and analysis, is something we count on to keep a check on politicians, to deliver important breaking news from faraway places and to help us stay informed as citizens. And yet, as the business models shift for traditional journalism outlets, the foundation to support quality journalism gets shakier. What can we [...] more »