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“No single, one-size-fits-all approach”: Challenges and possibility in the Philly newspapers’ nonprofit reorganization

If there’s one lesson to take from a new Knight Foundation report on the viability of the Philadelphia Media Network local journalism model, however familiar, it’s that there’s no panacea for ailing local journalism. (Disclosure: Knight is a supporter of Nieman Lab.) One convoluted model was born in Philadelphia early this year. Local newspaper owner...

The State of the News Media 2016: Mobile continues its takeover

Facebook, Snapchat, and other social platforms have dominated conversations around journalism over the past year. While publishers have flocked to tools like Facebook Live, Instant Articles, and Snapchat Discover to reach new audiences, they’ve also worried about changing revenue models and the threats platforms pose to their businesses. Show More Summary

Video news isn’t growing as fast as you’d think, and other surprising findings from a new global survey

This week, a Facebook executive suggested that your News Feed is likely to be “all video” in the next five years. “We’re seeing a year-on-year decline on text. We’re seeing a massive increase, as I’ve said, on both pictures and video,” Nicola Mendelsohn said. “If I was having a bet, I would say: video, video,...

Facebook executive: Your News Feed will likely be “all video” in five years

A Facebook executive said Tuesday that she expects the social platform to probably be “all video” in five years. Videos are now viewed 8 billion times daily on Facebook, up from 1 billion views a year ago, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said at a Fortune conference in...

With embeddable tools, the German startup Opinary is trying to change the way readers share opinions

Cornelius Frey had been living abroad for more than 10 years when he returned home to Germany for Christmas in 2012. Working for McKinsey & Co. in Nigeria, Frey stayed up to date on the news from Europe, and he was frustrated by how difficult he found it to gauge popular opinion on various topics...

Health and life sciences site Stat plans a paywall as it aims for more national coverage

Stat, the health and life sciences news site launched last year by Boston Globe owner John Henry, plans to introduce a paywall by the end of 2016, as part of a goal of emphasizing the national scope of its coverage. Stat launched last November with more than 50 staffers, and chief revenue officer Angus Macaulay...

Video notifications, Apple News subscriptions, and more for publishers from WWDC 2016

Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote on Monday wasn’t particularly monumental, as these things go, but the company offered a peek at upcoming changes to its mobile, desktop, TV, and watch software. Here are a few developments that might be of particular interest to news orgs: More interactive notifications Notifications will offer more context straight from the...

Scripps, known for local TV and radio brands, finds new strategies for national digital audiences

Scripps is 135 years old, and in that period it’s reinvented itself plenty of times. The Cincinnati media company started out in the 1800s as a chain of newspapers, and went on to hold radio and TV licenses. It spun off its newspaper group in 2014, and in the past couple of years it’s focused...

Here are some of the best and most interesting ideas from The Guardian’s comments-focused hack day

The Guardian is trying to hack its way into better comments. Since yesterday, The Guardian has assembled its developers and product managers for another one of its two-day hack events, which it holds every three to six months. This time around, it’s focusing its efforts on comments and figuring out ways to improve them. The...

Gawker Media has filed for bankruptcy and is putting itself up for sale (possibly to Ziff Davis)

Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy on Friday, after saying in Florida court that it cannot pay the $140.1 million awarded to actor Hulk Hogan in a case bankrolled by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. (The full filing, which is not juicy, is at the end of this post.) Filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy does not...

The Washington Post is dabbling in translations to reach a growing non-English speaking audience

The Washington Post was preparing to publish an editorial on the Obama administration’s move, in December of 2014, to restore ties with Cuba, when executive editor Marty Baron asked about a Spanish translation. (Fun fact: Baron, born and raised in Tampa, speaks fluent Spanish.) “Marty came and said, so we’re doing this story about Cuba....

The Telegraph is trying to streamline soccer live blogging with an automated graphic system

In the 79th minute of last fall’s Rugby World Cup Final, New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett scored a try to ice the All Blacks’ victory over rival Australia. Seconds after Barrett downed the ball, a graphic mapping the score appeared in the live blog that the British newspaper The Telegraph was using to cover the...

$1,884 to quote 300 words from The New York Times in a book: Two authors try to stand up for fair use

Obtaining formal permission to use three quotations from New York Times articles in a book ultimately cost two professors $1,884. They’re outraged, and have taken to Kickstarter — in part to recoup the charges, but primarily, they say, to “protest the Times’ and publishers’ lack of respect for Fair Use.” Two California professors, Daniel C....

5 things publishers can learn from how Jeff Bezos is running The Washington Post

Bob Woodward, the legendary Washington Post reporter who was one-half of the duo that brought down a president, spoke at the First Parish Church in Cambridge last October to promote a new book. The Last of the President’s Men was about Alexander Butterfield, the aide who revealed the existence of the taping system in Richard Nixon’s...

Selling subscriptions through Apple is getting better for publishers — but also for everyone else

Monday is Apple’s big day for software announcements at its annual WWDC conference, but we got an early peek at one of them at The Verge and Daring Fireball today — and it’s one that’ll be of interest to publishers. The Verge’s Lauren Goode: In a rare pre-WWDC sit-down interview with the The Verge, Phil...

The Guardian is experimenting with interactive, auto-updating push alerts to cover big stories

For such a new technology, the news notification is a format that got really safe really quickly. For most publishers, notifications are rarely more complex than a headline that, when tapped, sends readers to their site. Some publishers, like Quartz and BuzzFeed, have experimented with the language within notifications, trading the stiff formality of newspaper headlines for a...

Honolulu Civil Beat, after six years of trying life as a for-profit, is becoming a nonprofit after all

The Honolulu Civil Beat, the six-year-old Hawaii-based news site launched by Pierre Omidyar, is becoming a nonprofit, the organization said Wednesday. It’s dropping its metered paywall and introducing a membership program. Existing subscribers will become founding members of the site. Show More Summary

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on maintaining the show’s presence in a “24/7 digital journalism” world

Chuck Todd doesn’t like buzzwords. In the half hour that we spoke, the Meet the Press host qualified his use of “millennial,” “old/legacy/traditional media,” and “media narrative.” Other common phrases that pepper digital journalism-speak seemed to catch in his throat. Show More Summary

There are now more Americans working for online-only outlets than newspapers

There are now more Americans working for online publishers and broadcasters than for newspapers, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment at online outlets first eclipsed newspapers in October 2015. As of March, there were 197,800 Americans working in the “internet publishing and broadcasting” sector versus 183,200 people working for U.S....

Instagram now shows you the “moments you care about” first. How should news orgs react?

Instagram has rolled its new, algorithm-driven feed out to all of its users: Now, instead of seeing posts in chronological order, you’ll see what Instagram deems to be “the moments you care about” at the top of your feed. The change, the company says, is driven by the fact that people miss 70 percent of...

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