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Medium unveils a new set of tools for publishers, including memberships for some publications


You might have heard: CEO Ev Williams says Medium is more of a social networkthan a publishing tool, but it’s still focused on expanding its relationship with publishers

But did you know: Medium announced a new bundle of features for publishers on Tuesday called Medium for Publishers. The new set of tools includes ways to monetize content, including promoted stories and the ability for publications to publish member-only content on Medium, which is being tested with a select group of publishers right now. With the new tools, Medium also announced that a wide range of publications will be migrating to Medium, including The Awl and NewCo Shift. Several publishers will also publish original content to Medium, such as Time Inc.’s Fortune and Money.

+ Medium will also support Instant Articles and Google AMP for publishers (Ad Age)

+ Pacific Standard’s editor in chief Nicholas Jackson on why the magazine is migrating to Medium: “While print is a medium we remain committed to, we’ve always been about reaching readers wherever they are, across platforms. We want to bring the kinds of stories we tell  …  to the widest possible audience of civically engaged citizens” (Pacific Standard)

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