Category Archives: Online Revenue Models

New strategy: Berate bloggers, tell online readers to buzz off

I’m not sure where newspaper execs are getting their PR advice these days, but whoever/whatever it is needs to be fired. The print news sector has put out some head-shaking proclamations this week – all of which have a common … Continue reading

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Enquirer Editor comments on print-first initiative

Cincinnati Enquirer editor Tom Callinan has a column in Sunday’s paper (online now) about the Enquirer’s evolving First in Print initiative. He also gives a shout-out to ZJ and its commenters. Check it out.

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Sunday plan evolves from print-only to print-first

I wrote first last week about my employer, The Cincinnati Enquirer, experimenting with a print-only strategy for certain stories to boost Sunday single-copy sales. Not long afterward, I was in a meeting where we decided on the next course of … Continue reading

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The Enquirer’s print-only news experiment

Recently, The Cincinnati Enquirer has been making some stories print-only with the intent of boosting single-copy sales of the Sunday newspaper. Will it work? Continue reading

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Gawker’s leaving page views behind, so when’s our turn?

If even Gawker is changing its measure of choice away from the page view to the unique user, when will the rest of the news industry follow suit? Continue reading

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Newsday is paying for that paywall

In the three months since Newsday put up their pay wall, they’ve signed up only 35 online subscribers and their traffic has plummeted. Continue reading

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NYT giving lessons in ineffective revenue models?

The New York Times has now said that their metered paywall will not apply to blog referrals and searches, which really doesn’t seem to make it much of a revenue model at all. Continue reading

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Times chose quick bucks over a lasting audience

The New York Times’ plan to charge for online content is an act of desperation from a company that chose to abandon a growing audience of dedicated online readers (and the ad dollars they bring with them) in favor of a quick fix. Continue reading

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In asking readers to change, will the NY Times change too?

The New York Times announced today that beginning in 2011, it will begin charging online readers for unlimited access to articles. While it’s not a bad idea to try out, Times execs will need to readjust their expectations for their online readership stats and change their online content when they go forward with this plan.
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Recommended reading on saving journalism, new technology and social media

“New” Tools and Technology Prior to its demise, Editor & Publisher had written about allegedly “new tools” the newspaper in Knoxville uses to police website comments. First of all, I find it alarming that anyone, particularly a publication supposedly in … Continue reading

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Recommended links: Freemium models, ideas and more

Oh, Rupert News Corp’s Murdoch says he’ll hide his content from Google very soon. I’ll believe it when I see it. And if he does do it, how long will it take for regret to set in? Pay Models Alan … Continue reading

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Links roundup: Media law news, paid content and crazy ideas

A roundup of recommended links from around the web on the Federal Shield law, newspapers as non-profits, who’s charging for online content, removing content from Google, Twitter, news blogging networks and more. Continue reading

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