Tag: subscriptions

by Susan Currie Sivek

For magazine lovers, traveling used to mean loading up on print editions to read on the road, and then packing up exotic publications as souvenirs to bring home. Your location really mattered for magazine selections when print was the only way to get publications from specific places. Today your location still matters — except when [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hearst nabs 1 million tablet subscribers (Mashable) 2. BuzzFeed takes steps to add foreign news (NYT) 3. Google reportedly launching paid YouTube subscriptions this week (The Verge) 4. The Truth About Reddit (AdAge) 5. Citizen journalism platform Groundviews thrives in Sri Lanka (Editors Weblog) 6. Concerns about the rising power of media moguls in [...] 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

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

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 sixth 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 way the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death played out over Twitter and other new media, making minor celebrities [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. Digital publishing seems like a great opportunity for independent magazines. Getting a new, highly focused [...] 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 »