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Looking to compete with digital media, Time Inc. will phase out the ‘publisher’ position

You might have heard: Earlier this month, Time Inc. announced “major” executive level changes (Advertising Age), reorganizing its leadership as it looks for “something of a resurgence” (New York Times) But did you know: The job title “publisher” will soon no longer exist at Time Inc., Keith J. Kelly reports. Instead of publishers, Time Inc. […]

‘The case against media. By the media.’

“Dire signs for media were everywhere this year,” New York Magazine writes: Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, questions about why more news organizations weren’t paying attention to police shootings, and accusations of being both too far to the right and too far to the left. New York Magazine talked to journalists about the structural problems […]

Subscription models are necessary, because most publications can’t totally rely on advertising

“The idea of publications totally based on advertising is, I think, an illusion,” Talking Points Memo’s founder and editor-in-chief Josh Marshall says. “Some can do it, but I don’t think it’s ever going to be a sustainable model for most publications. There [needs to be] something great and special about any publication that people think […]

3 challenges for local media co-op: a sustainable business model, a political stance, and the logistical demands of membership

Local news cooperative The Bristol Cable launched in the U.K. in 2014, and are trying to “redefine local media as we know it” through a membership model that encourages the community engagement through free events. As The Bristol Cable gets bigger, it’s also facing some growing pains, which include common problems such as needing a […]

Poland’s conservative government puts heavy restrictions on state TV news — resulting in more than 160 journalists leaving state broadcasting

At least 164 staffers have left Polish state broadcasting and audiences have declined at all state TV channels since January media controls went into effect, according to the Journalists’ Association, one of the two main organizations representing Polish journalists. “They (the journalists) did not want to participate in political pacification of the media,” the group […]

Brexit boosts newspapers’ print circulation and online traffic

Following last week’s referendum and the resulting resignation of David Cameron, newspapers in the U.K. saw large increases in circulation over the course of the weekend, with sales of Saturday editions expected to increase 7 percent. The Guardian saw a record 17 million unique browsers and 77 million pageviews on Friday, June 24. + BBC […]

Sweeping changes are coming to The New York Times

You might have heard: The New York Times wants to double its digital revenue by 2020 But did you know: This summer, The New York Times is ushering in a transformation more comprehensive than it has seen in almost half a century. The 2020 Group — a team of seven Times journalists — is creating a sweeping strategic […]

‘Just as the industry was starting to find its footing in the new digital ecosystem, the ground shifted again’

You might have heard: Digital and legacy news organizations alike are searching for successful revenue models, and we’re seeing a “a significant recalibration” of news business models But did you know: Making a reference to “Game of Thrones,” NYT’s Mark Thompson wrote in an essay for the Reuters Institute’s 2016 Digital News Report, “Winter really is […]

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