Tag: paid content

by Mark Glaser

Online publishers are in a real conundrum when it comes to selling digital subscriptions in the Apple universe. On one hand, there’s the popularity of Apple, the App Store, iTunes and the iPad and iPhone — you can’t simply ignore them? On the other hand, Apple is taking a big 30% cut of subscription sales [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The pay wall cometh to the New York Times. On March 28, the New York Times will let you view 20 articles on NYTimes.com per month, and thereafter you’ll need to pay for one of their new digital subscription plans. Print subscribers will get full digital access, and you can still view articles for free [...] more »

by Corbin Hiar

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” is both the slogan of the New York Times and the title of the most recent installment of the Kalb Report, a monthly media discussion put on by George Washington University in D.C. Given its title, the overflow audience at last night’s discussion between Marvin Kalb and Times [...] more »

by Tanja Aitamurto

While newspapers in the U.S. are struggling to find ways to fund online content, Aftonbladet, the most read newspaper in Sweden has been successfully charging for online content for several years. Here’s a look at how paid content is working in Sweden. Aftonbladet: Early to the Web Aftonbladet, founded in 1830, is one of the [...] more »

by Tanja Aitamurto

Would readers pay as little as a penny, or even less, for news? They would, if paying was combined with social sharing, micro-earning, virtual currency and a centralized banking system, according to doctoral students Geoffrey Graybeal and Jameson Hayes of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Graybeal and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the move by Time.com to restrict access to its print stories online. Rather than set [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The buzz surrounding mobile and tablet apps is deafening. Media companies of all sizes are considering how mobile apps might help a hurting bottom line, leading them to consider mobile ads or paid apps. The We Media folks even threw a one-day Tablet Throwdown so media companies could show off their iPad apps and talk [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERLIN — When I made plans to travel to Berlin to help judge the Best of the Blogs awards for Deutsche Welle, I figured it would be a nice idea to throw a MediaShift party. Then I found out that the new WePad tablet computer was being produced by a Berlin-based company, Neofonie. So it [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

So you’ve plopped down $499 (or more) for a shiny new iPad from Apple. You’ve connected iTunes to the device and now you’ve visited the App Store. But now comes the question: How much more will you pay for news apps? Some of them are free, like the USA Today app, while some offer limited [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s special edition, I look at the impending launch of the Apple iPad tablet. So far, reviews have been mainly positive, though there are some caveats about the missing features (Flash support, camera, USB, etc.). Media companies are falling over themselves to create apps, including [...] more »