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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.

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 […]

SF Chronicle: Content Is No Longer Behind A Paywall

August 14, 2013

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According to present and past San Francisco Chronicle staffers, the newspaper’s brief experiment in charging for at least part of their online content has ended only a few months after it began. However, the only official line from an SF Chronicle spokesperson is “no comment.” (Update 7:40 PM: The Chron has released a statement confirming that […]

Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular by Anthony Ha

September 25, 2012

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A startup called Wanderful Media wants to find a place for circulars (those printed flyers full of the latest deals and coupons) in the digital world. Circulars have long been a staple of printed newspapers, and it sounds like the media companies are pretty invested in helping this model make the digital transition. Specifically, 12 […]

Journatic CEO: We are creating a better future for journalism

April 30, 2012

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The Chicago Tribune recently laid off many of the reporters and editors who produced its hyper-local editions, and announced that it was outsourcing those functions to a startup called Journatic — a move that drew criticism from those who saw the company as a Demand Media-style “content farm,” replacing journalists with algorithms and poorly-paid freelancers. […]

Fine-Tune Your Mobile Strategy For 2012

March 20, 2012

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by: Tim Sohn Many newspapers are diving into the app business, releasing versions for iPhone and iPad, Android, Kindle and/or BlackBerry. Some publishers are taking a wait-and-see approach, while others want to get the product out the door as soon as possible. Some have in-house programming teams, while others are opting for third-party vendors. Some […]

This Week in Review: Facebook’s future and the open web, and finding balance on breaking news

February 10, 2012

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By Mark Coddington   Is Facebook a threat to the open web?: There was still a lot of smart commentary on Facebook’s filing for a public stock offering rolling in last late week, so I’ll start with a couple pieces I missed in last week’s review: Both The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal and Slate’s Farhad Manjoo […]