Tag Archives: aggregators

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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WaPo v. Gawker: Battle in the Blogs

The Washington Post took on Gawker for alleged copyright infringement this week in a battle of the blogs. Here’s why the Post writer was wrong – and why the debate itself is just a mere sideshow to the real problems for newspapers online. Continue reading

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The myth of the “free ride”

David Marburger is pushing the idea that aggregating sites are pushing newspapers out of business with cut-rate advertising. The entire argument is based in several falsities and we should just stop giving this guy face time. Continue reading

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Revisiting the Marburger plan (it’s still terrible)

Our industry was built on competition and the free marketplace of ideas. So, let’s pull ’em up, shall we? Get out there and innovate ourselves a future instead of crying to the principal about how some new kid is stealing our lunch money. Continue reading

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Recommended reading: Content, traffic and pay walls

News and notes such as new pay models for news sites, using local blogs as content providers, why tech skills are only the beginning for journalists and all of the hullabaloo about Google in the news website world. Continue reading

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A bright new future for the gatekeepers

What do you think will be the role for professional journalists in this rapidly approaching future we keep hearing so much about? Will the bloggers have taken over? Will there be any real reporting left? I, for one, fully believe … Continue reading

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