Time launched its digital archive, “The Vault,” last week but it’s not the only magazine to look to its past for new content, more inventory and increased value for subscribers. Through bundles, tiered subscription models or one-off purchases, titles are able to generate revenue by repackaging their older content. Michael Rondon shares how those three magazines plus Harper’s and The Nation are selling their archives.
+ Is “constructive news” the next mega trend in journalism? (WAN-IFRA); How The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs (Columbia Journalism Review)
+ When John Oliver’s HBO show was announced, David Carr thought “that will never work” — now, he talks with Oliver about what he and his colleagues got right: “I think there is, right now, a hunger for a kind of slow news, thoughtful takes that won’t fit inside a Twitter feed.” (New York Times)