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The digital press archives of the leading Spanish online newspapers

September 23, 2015

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Javier Guallar University of Barcelona, Biblioteconomia i Documentacio, Department Member The digital press archives of the leading Spanish online newspapers Introduction. This paper analyses the level of development of the press archives of the thirteen Spanish newspapers with the largest digital circulations. Method. This is evaluative research based on twenty indicators divided into four main sections: general […]

Metered Paywalls Are Better Than Freemium

October 1, 2013

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New data from an internal Piano Media study reveals that media partners who adopted Piano’s Solo metered paywall in May 2013 are gaining revenue and subscribers faster than those who remain with its freemium solution. The report, available exclusively to Piano Media partners, shares data from Piano’s partners who implemented the national paywall provider’s metered […]

Another wall tumbles: The Dallas Morning News

October 1, 2013

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SUMMARY: The Dallas Morning News has become the second major paper to pull down the paywall around its news, saying the strategy failed to generate enough reader interest. It’s still going to try selling a premium service though.

Sun online’s disastrous paywall start

October 1, 2013

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Web metrics sometimes appear to resemble opinion polls in that the questioner gets the desired result. They are more believable when a web measurement company is entirely dispassionate and neutral. That’s the case with SimilarWeb, which is based in Tel Aviv. So I commend its research into The Sun‘s online traffic over the past two […]

10 ways newspapers could do better

October 1, 2013

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Every leadership team of every news organization should take this list from Inc. of what customers will pay more for and rate themselves. My sense from reading industry news is that, as a whole, newspapers rate a C-, and I’m probably being generous. Here’s my evaluation. I wish you would weigh in. 1. Your product […]

Conversion Rate Lessons for Newspaper Paywalls July 18th, 2010

August 14, 2013

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Paywalls are a hot topic online at the moment. In the UK The Times has recently put their whole site behind a pay wall and in early 2011 the New York Times is set to also go behind a pay wall. Both of these sites will join sites such as the Wall Street Journal which […]

Is the SF Chronicle the beginning of a paywall rollback trend?

August 14, 2013

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Anyone who follows the newspaper industry has gotten pretty used to seeing the launch of new paywalls by now, as publishers try to fight the ongoing decline of their print advertising and circulation revenue. Tuesday saw a publisher move rather sharply in the opposite direction, however, when the San Francisco Chronicle effectively removed the wall […]