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How Tyler Brûlé has extended Monocle beyond simply a magazine for the jet set

LONDON — It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the Monocle Cafe in the Marylebone neighborhood here is packed. All but one of the tables in the cafe’s lower level is occupied while the counters and couches on the main level are filled with customers eating sandwiches and drinking coffee. Monocle was initially conceived as a...

In media companies, the editorial staff shouldn’t be kept in the dark about finances

When a tiny post appeared on Gigaom Monday night, noting that the company had ceased operations and was now controlled by its creditors, every push notification I allow on my phone started buzzing, flashing, and beeping. Tweets, texts, and emails flooded in from everyone I was connected to from my years on staff there. There...

After the archive came down: The New Yorker’s revamped paywall is driving new readers and subscribers

The trick to turning readers into a group of frothing hoarders: Tell them they can dive into The New Yorker’s archive and leave with as many stories as their arms can bear. Instead of parents stampeding the aisles of their local Walmart for this season’s Elmo, you get people crawling over one another to snatch...

When local news isn’t really local: In New Jersey, New York’s shadow can mean a less healthy news ecosystem

The Pew Research Center recently issued an impressively detailed analysis of the local news ecosystems in three U.S. communities of different sizes and demographic characteristics (Denver, Colorado; Macon, Georgia; and Sioux City, Iowa). Show More Summary

Putting on a show: How NPR is retooling its events strategy

Last October, as part of NPR Presents, NPR’s nationwide events series, Morning Edition host David Greene and Planet Money correspondent Robert Smith hosted an engaging and lively event on financial planning in Lexington, Kentucky. NPR and WUKY, the local station in Lexington, hoped to draw an audience of 200 to the event, but only about...

Not much new detail for news organizations in the final unveiling of the Apple Watch

Apple just concluded its final unveiling of the Apple Watch — along with some other interesting business — Monday afternoon. The Verge has as good a roundup as any of all the announcements, and video will be posted shortly. You can get the full picture there, but what about today’s keynote was important for news...

The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists

Tweet this story using the hashtag #wearthenews ? See what others are saying about news on watches ? Introduction How big is the wearable opportunity? What does a multi-device world look like for news? How might a publisher make money on a smartwatch? What should push notifications look like? What’s the right kind of content...

New Pew report: In cities big and small, readers still rely on traditional media for local news

If you’re looking for the latest information on local weather, crime, or education, the place you turn for news likely depends on the options around you. In a targeted look at how residents read and react to local news, a new study from the Pew Research Center finds that almost 9 in 10 people follow...

Newsonomics: Tribune Publishing is busy playing catch-up

Throughout this morning’s earnings call, the thought reoccurred: Jack Griffin’s new Tribune Publishing Company is playing catch-up. Then, toward the end of the call, one a little more informative than average, the CEO said it plainly, and more honestly than what we usually expect to hear on such calls: “We’re playing catch-up.” The new Tribune...

An argument that BuzzFeed is “the most important news organization in the world”

Analyst Ben Thompson has a good piece up providing the service he often does: examining a portion of the media landscape the way a Valley-tinged capitalist might, without any of the romance people brought up in the media business might bring. If you’ve ever wondered why so many people are fascinated by BuzzFeed — specifically...

Take two steps back from journalism: What are the editorial products we’re not building?

The traditional goal of news is to say what just happened. That’s sort of what “news” means. But there are many more types of nonfiction information services, and many possibilities that few have yet explored. I want to take two steps back from journalism, to see where it fits in the broader information landscape and try to imagine new things....

Newsonomics: The Financial Times triples its profits and swaps champagne flutes for martini glasses

Even as the Financial Times announces excellent bottom-line numbers, the heat it’s feeling from the diverse and growing competition in business news is palpable. The FT may be 127 years old and roundly and rightfully respected for its journalism. But it doesn’t even break into the top 25 business news websites, as counted by comScore...

A farewell to #content: Optimism, worries, and a belief in great work

The other day, someone called me at work and asked me, What’s the future of journalism? As calmly and politely as I could, I replied, I don’t know what the future of journalism is. I’ve been asked to predict the future a couple of times. It comes with the territory I guess. What are the...

In the “web vs. apps” debate for online publishers, apps are on a run

It’s what qualifies as an age-old debate in the digital media business: Web or native apps? The question isn’t really either/or — for most news outlets, the answer is “both” — but since the iPhone arrived, publishers have debated how much emphasis to put behind publishing on the open web vs. building native app experiences...

On convening a community: An excerpt from Jake Batsell’s new book on engaged journalism

Where was God in Aurora? It was a frank, arresting, and painful question to ask in the days following the macabre shooting spree that left 12 people dead and dozens of others injured at a screening of a Batman movie in Colorado on July 20, 2012. Still, the question struck a nerve for hundreds of...

Medium, known for going long, wants to go shorter

Medium announced some new updates to its publishing platform today. They include a tagging system (which means more structured data), a redesign of post presentation called The Stream, and an inline editor that’s supposed to make it easier to start writing. This last feature has received the most attention so far, with the general consensus...

“I know what Guns and Ammo is. I know what Road and Track is…I don’t know what Fusion is.”

If you’re a weekend denizen of Media Twitter, (a) my apologies and (b) you’ve already seen this Friday blog post from Fredrik deBoer, a doctoral student at Purdue and a smart critic of contemporary media. He’s riffing off of some time spent reading Fusion and noting the sameness of the 2015 News Web: But [Fusion]...

Snapchat stories: Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about the chat app

When Sam Sheffer, The Verge’s social media editor, launched the site’s Snapchat account at the end of July last year, he meant it to be a small-scale experiment. “I only promoted it on my personal Twitter account,” Sheffer told me. “I didn’t make it an official thing that it was our account, I just told...

Internet birthed the radio star: Local newspapers are hoping online radio can be a growth area

HARTFORD — On Feb. 4, the New Canaan Advertiser, a community paper in Connecticut, broke a big story about one of the town’s most famous residents: Brian Williams had recounted the false story of his helicopter being shot at in Iraq during a speech he gave at a 2005 Veteran’s Day ceremony in New Canaan....

Newsonomics: Texas, vast Texas, aims to set a new standard in statewide public media news

Texas Standard debuts with a snap, crackle, and pop. David Brown, its daily host, “brings us the snap of Marketplace, which he used to anchor,” says KUT general manager Stewart Vanderwilt, who has the fun of acting the impresario in the launch of a new one-hour, five-day-a-week public radio news program, going statewide March 2....

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