Tag: pay wall

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Dark Social: Measuring elusive social web traffic (The Atlantic) 2. The new Digg has a fighting chance (TechCrunch) 3. Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies (The Verge) 4. Despite slow start, e-books gain ground in Europe (AFP) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Pay walls, metered walls, subscriptions, micro-payments. There are so many ways that online publishers are considering charging visitors for content. While most content online was free in the old days of the web, more publications are following the lead of WSJ.com and NYTimes.com and putting up some kind of pay wall — leaky or not. […] 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 »

by Mark Glaser

The Mediatwits podcast is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. Welcome […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Metro daily newspapers have been in a long rut in the United States, with many retrenching, closing or flailing for a new digital business model while cutting editorial staff to the bone. Many papers are watching the pay walls at places like NYTimes.com, and the new launch of the pay site, BostonGlobe.com. And what about […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 14th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. There’s a lot of news to cover in this podcast, including Apple’s earnings, Yahoo’s earnings, the possible sale of Hulu, and more. But the big deal this week […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Matthew Hindman Welcome to the tenth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil, filling in for Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the changes in Apple’s subscription plan for publishers, as they backpedal on the pricing. But still, Apple will take a […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the second episode of “The Mediatwits,” the new revamped longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the repercussions of the $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile USA by AT&T. Rafat has had both services and will stick […] 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 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 »