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New York Times Digital Subscription Numbers Grow 20 Percent

AllThingsD – 2012-02-02

The New York Times ended 2011 with 390,000 digital subscribers, up about 20 percent from its third-quarter total. Some of the new subscriptions came from the publisher's International Herald Tribune, which started digital sales last fall. The Times...
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Mecom to launch digital paywall and review future of 65 free titles

Guardian – 2012-01-24

Wide-ranging strategic review by new chief executive Tom Toumazis aims to slash costs by €70mMecom is to introduce digital pay models across its top newspaper titles, slash costs by €70m and potentially close or sell 65 free titles, following a...
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How to make money from digital news

Guardian – 2012-01-18

There is still cash to be made from journalism when the presses stop rollingAdvertising still dominates the newspaper revenue model. Depending upon the particular country, it is not uncommon to see print dailies getting 70% to 80% of their revenue...
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How the FT and NYT aim to make paywalls pay

Guardian – 2012-01-09

The two newspapers are working hard at converting readers to the digital paid-for modelEvery newspaper, magazine or website is working on a paywall of sorts and closely monitoring what everyone else is doing. In almost every news company, execs are...
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iPads and Kindles force newspapers further away from print

Guardian – 2011-12-25

Economics of the digital world are only too evident to the press as handheld devices strike a death knell for old business modelsA million iPads and Kindles may have been unwrapped on Sunday – according to tentative analyst estimates – an influx...
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Flipboard adds 1M subscribers: Good lesson for iPad apps

GigaOM – 2011-12-15

For Flipboard, making the move to the smaller screen of the iPhone seems to have been a risk well worth taking; the personalized news delivery service has already added 1 million new users since the iPhone app launched. It's a good lesson for iOS...
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High Country News sends out surprisingly truthful press release

Poynter. – 2011-12-14

One of the more unusual — and honest — press releases comes today from Colorado’s High Country News. The magazine announced a change to its subscriptions that allow full subscribers access to its website, a new digital edition and premium… Read...
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Gannett plans to erect paywalls as Chicago title starts charging

Guardian – 2011-12-08

Paywalls are going up at scores of US newspapers. The largest publisher, Gannett, has announced plans to charge online users from early next year.The Chicago Sun-Times and its 39 affiliated suburban titles - owned by a group of investors - will...
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Consumer Reports Bundles iPad Sub with Print Edition

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-01

Consumer Reports is joining the ranks of publishers offering iPad subscriptions bundled at no extra cost to its print subscribers, beginning with its January 2012 issue, set to hit newsstands next week.
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Digital Mastery: the rise and rise of The Economist

Editors Weblog – 2011-11-29

Once upon a time, people may have stereotyped of The Economist as a dry, formal publication, which aged company executives would leaf through in their dusty studies. But if those days ever existed, they are certainly confined to the past now.The...
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Economist group's profits up by 6%

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Further to my interview with the Economist group's chief executive, Andrew Rashbass, it has released its half-yearly results. They show that the group's operating profit rose in the first half of the year to £26.2m, an increase of 6% over last...
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Economist publisher boosts profits after digital-only subscribers top 100,000

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Publisher of the Economist reports 6% increase in operating profits to £26.2m as ad revenue grows by 12%The publisher of the Economist has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in operating profits to £26.2m in the first half of 2011, thanks to a...
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Andrew Rashbass: 'The biggest reason we're successful is that we are lucky'

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Economist's chief executive explains how a mistake transformed his website and why he is relaxed about losing print salesAndrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist group, starts by putting it down to good fortune. That's not the financial...
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The readers' editor on... the removal of share prices from the financial pages

Guardian – 2011-11-14

Share prices have been dropped from print as a response to the changing ways in which our readership consumes journalismOne of the innovations at the Guardian when the paper went from a broadsheet to a Berliner size six years ago was moving the...
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Amazon, Now a Book Lender

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-11-03

Amazon is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices who are also subscribers to its $79-a-year Amazon Prime program.
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Financial Times sees 1/5th of all online traffic from mobile sites

Editors Weblog – 2011-11-03

The Financial Times has adopted a bold digital strategy: it refused to tow the line when it came to Apple's policy that takes 30% of sales revenue for sales through the iTunes App Store, instead launching an HTML 5 App which can be downloaded from...
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National Geographic Magazine Exceeds 100,000 Paid Digital Subscribers

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-02

National Geographic Magazine topped 100,000 paid digital subscribers this past weekend and the magazine's special series on world population, which was collected into one app called "7 Billion", was the number one free app for iPad in iTunes. The 7...
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Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times to keep names

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-10-27

Both the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times will retain their names, the company that publishes both announced Thursday. But Tribune subscribers will no longer receive a home-delivered copy on Mondays. Instead...
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New York Times digital subscribers up 40,000

Guardian – 2011-10-20

NYT has 324,000 readers paying for online content following strong summer, while its publisher posts healthy Q3 profitThe New York Times has added more than 40,000 new digital subscribers since June, with 324,000 readers in total now paying for...
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Paywalls: lessons learned and competitor reaction

Editors Weblog – 2011-10-18

Every publisher is eagerly awaiting updates from those pioneering newspapers that have put their websites behind paywalls. A panel at the World Editors Forum on Saturday shares lessons learned and how their competitors have reacted - or not reacted...
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