Newspaper Digital Summary-12/26/16

Jeff NAAThis blog’s purpose is to keep audience and revenue executives up to date on the massive changes taking place in the newspaper industry by selecting specific stories that show how that is happening.  See how newspapers are addressing those changes in the top stories below including-Behind The New York Times’ Surge To 2.5 million Subscribers: Toughening The Facebook Wall Helped

‘2017’s going to be a bloodbath’: Confessions of a beleaguered independent publisher  Surviving as a digital publisher is hard enough, but it’s even more so for independent, pure-play digital media companies that don’t have massive scale or other business lines to lean on.

Media predictions for 2017 Hard to believe that we’re reaching the end of 2016, a year with one finger firmly pushing down on the ‘bad’ end of the scale.

Your Social Media Cheatsheet for 2017 Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms seem to push out changes every other day. We round up the ones you need to know before 2016’s over.

The Boston Globe uses Facebook groups to create direct connections with readers While many publishers are trying to forge direct connections with readers as a defense against Facebook, The Boston Globe is using the social giant itself to engage its readers.

“Getting comfortable asking for money”  “News organizations spend so much time telling everyone else’s stories that we forget to tell their own.”

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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