Newspapers Digital News Summary-8/21/15

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 the story-Publishers’ latest mobile-engagement trick: the truncated article page 

The digital addiction: Smartphone habits across the US Though it’s a sentiment many of us can probably identify with, the numbers in the second annual Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report make plain our desire for 24/7 connectivity.

Why A Twitter ‘News Tab’ Makes Sense  The new feature will shows Twitter users headlines that are trending on the platform in real time.

10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?

Report establishes new formula for evaluating quality of local news How do you measure the health of a local news market?

A hidden success story — for newspaper circulation, costs are down and revenues are up  To the widely accepted notion that the newspaper business is going to hell in a bucket, here is a curious exception

Publishers’ latest mobile-engagement trick: the truncated article page  Attracting mobile readers these days is easy, but good luck holding onto them.

How one Florida paper is doing better work–with a happier newsroom AMID ALL THE DOOM AND GLOOM about the economics of the newspaper business, it can be easy to think that the best we can hope for editorially is managed decline.

The events business won’t save American journalism The fact is that an over-reliance on the events business is hollowing out American Journalism — maybe at a faster rate than even sponsored content has managed to.

How GQ cut its webpage load time by 80 percent It used to be that publishers measured their success in audience size. Now, with the rise of reading on mobile devices, it’s page load time that they’re crowing about.

Tinypass and Piano Media merge, and embrace “paywall” as a fluid concept “Paywall” can now mean a lot of different things, said Trevor Kaufman, CEO of the newly combined companies.

 

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About Jeff Hartley

Career Newspaper Executive specializing in Consumer Revenue Growth-both print and digital. Social Media and Mobile Enthusiast. Frequent speaker on consumer revenue and print/digital audience growth.
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