Newspapers Digital News Summary-2/5/16

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-Last chance to save US newspapers

Apple plans to offer subscription content through News app Apple Inc is working to make subscription content available through its News app, giving publishers with paywalls a new way to control who sees their articles,

Newspapers aren’t dying as fast as you think Digital media executive Richard Tofel made a splash last week with an alarming post on Medium arguing that newspaper print circulation has fallen surprisingly low.

Publishers’ on-again, off-again relationship with apps is back on  There’s been a good case for most publishers to ignore apps. After all, people only use a few.

Wall Street Journal tests closing Google loophole to its paywall The Wall Street Journal has long had a strict paywall

What the media industry can learn from David Bowie David Bowie constantly pushed his creativity. Media companies can do the same by rethinking storytelling strategies and marketing ideas.

Last chance to save US newspapers Recently, journalist-entrepreneur Steve Brill laid down a beautiful rant in an interview with Poynter

Jeff Bezos on The Washington Post’s digital strategy, the future of print Jeff Bezos doesn’t spend much time in Washington, D.C. or at the offices of his Washington Post, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about the newspaper he bought for $250 million

 

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Newspapers Digital News Summary-1/22/16

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-Newspaper bosses ‘paralyzed’ by change, clueless about paid content.

Digital media needs to make user experience a priority – or else Digital publishing, seeming perpetually up against terrible economics that prize quantity over quality, has reached a point where navigating it is akin to “walking across a sticky cinema store

How Toronto Star is bringing in new revenue through NIE (yes, NIE) Reaching young readers through newspapers-in-education programmes has proven to be successful and even profitable.

Will online video be the salvation of journalism? Social media feeds are filling up with video, publishers are ratcheting up production. But is this really what users really want?

Should your newsroom act more like a startup? Some are trying to become “digital-first.” Or “audience-focused.” Or “platform neutral.” Or “engaged with the community.”All of these aspirations have value and all, of course, are intended to help organizations achieve their number one transformation, to sustainability.

Newspaper bosses ‘paralyzed’ by change, clueless about paid content.  A stumbling newspaper industry has been clueless on paywalls and in how to produce content people will actually spend money to read, says Steve Brill.

4 Lessons for Teaching Engagement  If we’re going to build a culture around engagement, we need to lead it and define it,” Haeg said. “In journalism, we pop the champagne cork when people win awards. So how can we celebrate engagement in the same way?”

Battered newspapers still important But they are still here. Battered, beleaguered, but still here.

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Newspapers Digital News Summary-1/15/16

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-What will smart publishers pay attention to in 2016?

Globe delivery fiasco illustrates challenges of digital era Diary of a Boston Globe subscriber, 2016

Are niche publications the future of print? Part one It’s no secret that print magazines have been hurtin’ recently.

What will smart publishers pay attention to in 2016? End-of-term predictions for the year to come… If we’re honest, we all hate them.

Apple News App Is Off to a Rocky Start There’s one glitch: Neither publishers nor the company know how many people are reading

New York Times: The homepage still plays a prominent role The news organization has mostly been focusing on revamping its mobile apps, but the next step is bringing some of the learnings from the process back to the homepage

Here are some more predictions for journalism in 2016 We’re not the only ones looking at how journalism will fare in 2016, though.

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Newspapers Digital News Summary-1/8/16

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-What Effect Do Paywalls Have On Social Media?

3 media business trends to watch for in 2016 A wise person once said that in predictions of media change it is relatively easy to get the direction right but lots harder to forecast timing and magnitude.

Ad-blocking War Escalates as Publishers Block Readers With Ad Blockers  Maybe you should try to fix your terrible advertising experience instead.

As print journalism declines, fate of sidewalk newspaper boxes is unclear Newspaper boxes are ubiquitous along city streets, so it’s easy to forget they’re there.

How Google sees its future with news media partners How are news media companies going to make money from partnering with Google?

11 key components to revenue-generating innovation at Dallas Morning News The organic growth strategy set in motion at The Dallas Morning News led to a formal process to encourage, fund, and launch innovative business concepts. And it’s paying off.

 

What Effect Do Paywalls Have On Social Media?  Do paywalls kill publishers’ chances of success on social media? It’s not that straightforward,

‘Army’ of Boston Globe reporters deliver Sunday’s newspaper If you’re a subscriber to the Boston Globe, the person who delivered your Sunday paper might have been the same person who wrote part of it.

 

 

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Newspapers Digital News Summary-12/10/15

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-Dallas Morning News Will Take Third Try At Paywall In ’16

Media companies should take their own advice when it comes to digital marketing Gannett successfully demonstrated its ability to provide integrated marketing expertise by increasing search ranking around certain product offerings and developing a myriad of B2B content for various channels.

Dutch news site De Correspondent has signed up 40,000 paid members In the two years since it began publishing in the fall of 2013, the Dutch news site De Correspondent has signed up 40,000 paying members, the site said Tuesday.

Dallas Morning News Will Take Third Try At Paywall In ’16 Dallas Morning News Publisher Jim Moroney III says the paper isn’t done trying to make a digital subscription model work

Irish Times analytics team plans for paid content model, deciphers reader behavior In planning to debut its paid content model, the analytics team discovered 85% of its audience is occasional readers, those readers came most often from external links, and the news media company’s blogs offered the best data available.

Need for speed 3: A news diet for overweight newspaper sites Reading news is slow.

What can regional publishers do to stimulate growth and sustainability It’s the worst kept secret in journalism that regional publishers in the UK are in trouble.

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Newspapers Digital News Summary-12/3/15

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-Why print news still deserves the spotlight

How the Guardian is building a homepage for the social media age Social media might serve as people’s front page on the internet, but how has it changed the way in which news outlets approach their homepage?

How Breaking News is trying to win the lock screen When news of the Paris attacks broke, the app Breaking News first sent out “proximity alerts” to its push notification subscribers — location-based notifications to people in the city.

Print vs. digital content clash: A tale of two burning ends of a rope Change in the media landscape is inevitable. But companies working in the print space are often so focused on the way they’ve done things in the past, they can’t see clearly what the future holds.

Newsonomics: Can you get readers to pay a dollar a day for digital news? The Boston Globe is doing just that, and it seems to be working. It might be the foundation of a sustainable revenue model for local newspapers.

Clay Christensen says everyone misunderstands his theory of disruption — here’s what it really means The terms “disruptive innovation” and “disruptive technology” are at risk of becoming meaningless buzzwords

Why the Financial Times is betting on ‘audience-first’ Renée Kaplan, the outlet’s head of audience engagement, explains how the FT is investing in metrics beyond page views

Why print news still deserves the spotlight Despite a changing media landscape, print newspapers offer a sense of clarity and command a particularly high degree of engagement.

The Guardian commits to 100 per cent guaranteed viewability The Guardian is reinforcing its “fewer is better” positioning with a product that guarantees advertisers will only be charged when their programmatically-served ads are seen by humans, not robots, and conform to “in-view” industry standards.

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Newspapers Digital News Summary-11/27/15

Jeff RTNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print and digital audiences while developing new products and platforms. The right mix-preserving print revenue, growing digital revenue and developing new revenue streams, are critical to building a sustainable model . See how newspapers are meeting the challenge including this week’s story-Tipsy, a simple Chrome extension, bets on readers who want to pay a little for the content they consume

Instant Articles See Higher Engagement Levels  Instant Articles have been a reality for partner publishers and iPhone users since October 20.

Orange County Register Bankruptcy Ends a Bold Investment Strategy Three years ago a former greeting card executive and his partner bought the Orange County Register and a handful of smaller newspapers.

Newspaper Companies Have a Funny Idea of ‘Progress’ Does it just keep getting worse for newspapers until they die? Or is there hope, or at least a temporary respite, in sight?

Inside Google’s AMP: Have Google and News Publishers Found Themselves on the Same Page? What Will Google Do?” slips into many a conversation, most of them private, as the search giant’s massive workforce can be trained on most any digital opportunity and produce a big impact, if only sometimes a huge breakthrough.

Tipsy, a simple Chrome extension, bets on readers who want to pay a little for the content they consume If you could set up recurring donations to your favorite and most-frequented news sites, of your own accord and in amount of your own choosing, would you do it?

The first step in dealing with ad-blocking? Better ads Technology to stop ad-blockers is one way news media companies may fight this battle. But it isn’t the only — or possibly the best — way.

4 steps to success in sourcing new revenues for news media companies News media companies shouldn’t jump straight into creating their next best, most profitable new product

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