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Times and Sunday Times move to merge online

December 11, 2012

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The Times and the Sunday Times are set to merge their online teams, in a move that is being seen as a precursor to a wider, more comprehensive union of the two editorial operations. As Roy Greenslade at the Guardian notes, the original decision to keep them separate (made at the behest of Sunday Times […]

Newspaper cuts number of free online articles

March 22, 2012

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A year after it began charging for full access to its website, The New York Times is cutting the number of articles available for free from 20 per month to 10. The Times says the change takes effect in April. The publisher offers three unlimited access plans, ranging in price from $ 15 a month […]

To survive online, newspapers are seeking a worldwide audience

March 21, 2012

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IN JANUARY the New York Times lost its top spot in comScore’s ranking of the world’s biggest newspaper websites to Britain’s Daily Mail. The Times sniffed at the accuracy of comscore’s figures, which exaggerate the Mail’s online audience by including a personal-finance site that the paper owns. But the battle to be biggest reflects a […]

News International signs seven-figure deal with Global Radio

February 6, 2012

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News International, publisher of The Sun and The Times, has signed a seven-figure partnership deal with Global Radio, which will include at least six months of activity across a variety of stations such as Capital FM and Classic FM. Breakfast show duo: Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon of 95.8 Capital FM London The deal has […]

Paywall: Falling ad sales in print have fuelled need for a new source of revenue

December 28, 2011

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Mr. Crovitz says Press+ started the year with 20 clients for its service. It now has roughly 220 – Postmedia and Torstar among them – and for 2012 has already surpassed that, with 300 planned launches in the works. Traditionally, advertising was what held a newspaper’s business together, accounting for 70 to 80 per cent, […]

Paying for the news: Media companies push online readers to open their wallets – SUSAN KRASHINSKY MEDIA REPORTER

December 28, 2011

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Canada became everyone’s digital-media guinea pig in 2011. The Huffington Post launched its first international edition here, spring-boarding its global expansion. And Netflix used its growth in Canada as a model for taking its service across Latin America and into the United Kingdom. But perhaps most striking of all, when the most famous name in […]

Paywall TIMES: Pay or Free Content: the PAIDCONTENT MODELS – BY Jorgen Sundberg

December 15, 2011

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Newspapers used to have one very simple business model: produce good journalism, print copies and sell them to people. Then along came the internet and suddenly these same newspapers started giving all their content away free. They were hoping to gain advertising revenue online but have failed to break even from their ventures. Here’s a […]

Civic journalism 2.0: The Guardian and NYU launch a “citizens agenda” for 2012

December 8, 2011

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Last August, Jay Rosen published a blog post arguing for “a citizens agenda in campaign coverage.” The idea, he wrote, “is to learn from voters what those voters want the campaign to be about, and what they need to hear from the candidates to make a smart decision.” And the method of doing that, he […]

Intermittent pay-walls – a tempting proposition?

December 8, 2011

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MediaNews Group has decided to cease printing Monday editions of some of its papers and, in compensation, the papers will drop their pay walls for twenty four hours. Three California papers, the Times-Standard, The Reporter and The Times-Herald will cease printing and will try this intermittent pay-wall strategy, while the Oakland Tribune, The Argus and […]

James Murdoch quits UK newspaper boards

November 23, 2011

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(Reuters) – James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the publishing units within News Corp’s British newspaper arm, which used to include the now-defunct News of the World tabloid at the center of the phone hacking scandal, regulatory filings show. Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert and deputy chief operating officer of News Corp, […]