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by Robert Niles

We've talked at length about finding new sources of revenue as the news industry moves from a monopoly-driven market to a more competitive one. (And that's the real change that's happening in our industry - not a switch from print to online.) But all the newly self-appointed publishers online will find themselves in the same vulnerable position as their print predecessors if they don't adopt different attitudes about management even as they work to find new customers for their publications.

Continue reading in The Online Journalism Review

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-09 08:51

Newspaper publishers are raving about Apple Newsstand, saying they have seen a drastic increase in app downloads since its Oct. 12 launch.

Newsstand, a feature included in iOS 5, provides a portal for tablet users to select which newspaper and magazine apps they want to read on a daily basis, and automatically downloads them in the background to users' tablets and smartphones. It also brings renewed importance to the newspaper cover.

Continue reading on Editor & Publisher

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-05 18:23

by Clay Shirky

Dean Starkman has written a lengthy piece in the Columbia Journalism Review, assessing the writings of a group of us he calls the "Future of News" movement. That essay, Confidence Game, focuses principally on Jay Rosen and me, both of NYU's Carter Institute, and Jeff Jarvis of CUNY, though noting some similarity of vision with Emily Bell of Columbia, Dan Gillmor of Arizona, and John Paton, publisher of the Journal-Register Company. (Unmentioned fellow travelers include, mutatis mutandis, Steve Yelvington, Chris Anderson, Amanda Michel, Steve Buttry, Jonathan Stray, and Alan Mutter.)

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-05 18:16

Are you pricing your content intelligently? Or is your pricing model lacking a scientific approach? Jimmy Gasteen is the CEO and founder of Precursive, a new media business consultancy and workflow tools firm, and previously a pricing analyst at Reed Elsevier.

He thinks a lot of media businesses have got it wrong when it comes to price and that a little analytical thinking will go a long way for both B2B and consumer media products.

Source: TheMediaBriefing

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-30 09:19

by Sean Carton

Why can't newspapers seem to make any money online?

That's the question I asked myself the other day as I ran smack up against The Baltimore Sun's paywall after having reached my 15 page per month (free) limit. I'm not a big reader of the Sun, but I was curious about what people were saying about Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" visit to one of our local eateries. I clicked a link on Facebook that was supposed to lead me to a post on the Sun's food blog when I smacked right into the wall.

Continue reading on ClickZ

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-29 09:57

Here are some words of wisdom from John Meehan, former editor of the Hull Daily Mail, in an InPublishing article, Sustaining community journalism in the regions.

"The industry cannot be focused predominantly on print. The platform is not important - the content is...

Regional media businesses have spent years agonising over 'the internet'. What do we put on it? Who does it? How do we make money on it?

Continue reading on the Greenslade Blog

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-28 09:52

Traditional media companies everywhere are in turmoil. Most are caught somewhere between maximising (as best they can) profits from declining media 'channels' - and investing in businesses that just might become the next big thing. Few are actually in denial about the darkening outlook for their legacy businesses, although their somewhat rosy views of the timescales of decline amount almost to the same thing.

Continue reading on Flashes & Flames

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-25 09:06

Helsingin Sanomat, the leading national daily in Finland, decided back in 2006 to offer a "Combo" subscription to print and all digital versions of the paper.

Five years later (with an iPad version now in play too) Helsingin Sanomat has 120,000 subscribers to the combo, a third of its subscription base. Now, 80 percent of new subscription sales are for that package.

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-23 09:50

A growing number of newspapers seem to be reaching for the pill labelled "paywall," in the hope that charging readers for news can help solve their revenue headaches: the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has just launched one, as has the Boston Globe, and the PostMedia network in Canada says it is going to roll them out across all of the newspapers in its national chain. Whether newspapers are doing this because the New York Times' paywall makes it look like an attractive idea or because they are growing increasingly desperate isn't clear, but even the NYT's experience shows that a paywall is still a sandbag strategy rather than a growth strategy.

Continue reading on GigaOM

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-02 09:27

The great debate in newspaper circles these days involves paywalls and metering.

It wasn't that long ago that the mantra in newspapers was "Internet first" and involved 24-by-7 newsrooms that posted news to the Web first, regardless of print newspaper deadlines.

While at many newspaper companies Internet revenues increased, they didn't rise fast enough to replace declining print advertising and circulation revenues. The spreadsheet dilemma became: "Can print dollars be replaced with Internet dimes?"

So far, the answer has been no.

Continue reading on News & Tech

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-28 10:24

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