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Nerd news may be what's needed to crack the paywall

Guardian – 2011-03-27

Content directed at movers and shakers and underpinned by accurate and informed journalism could make good moneyOne current load of excited hype belongs to Murdoch's the Daily, coming to iPads around Europe and the UK before midsummer's day according to Rupert Hints Inc. But since we don't really know how this tablet tabloid is doing in America yet – and may begin to grow pensive over some reader reviews and alleged retention figures – perhaps the prize for the most significant digital launch...
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News Corp hit by $87m NotW costs

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has reported a 43% hit on its publishing arm, which includes its UK national newspapers, reducing the unit's operating income to $218m (£138m) as it was hit by... | Media Week – 2012-02-09

GigaOm Buys Digital-Media News Site PaidContent

GigaOm, the digital-media company that publishes a popular tech blog of the same name, is buying the digital-media news site PaidContent.org from London-based Guardian News & Media, GigaOM said... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

Are investors choosing Journal Register over Philadelphia’s Inquirer, Daily News?

I was as puzzled as the next guy when I learned Sunday that the Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the city’s two dailies, is on the auction block. This comes a mere 17 months since a group... | Poynter. – 2012-02-02

'French BookScan needed', says Gallimard

Antoine Gallimard, president of the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

Mecom to launch digital paywall and review future of 65 free titles

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... | Guardian – 2012-01-24

'Big new trends' needed, say agents

Reinvention is set to be a key trend for 2012, with top literary agents saying they are on the... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Anticipation builds for Apple education news

Apple will today lift the lid on a hotly anticipated education announcement which many... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Express & Star Scraps Online Paywall After Nine Months

The UK’s biggest selling regional newspaper, Wolverhampton’s Express & Star, has scrapped its online paywall less than a year after it was introduced. The paywall was put in place in... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

How to make money from digital news

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... | Guardian – 2012-01-18

News Corp to Buy Minority Stake in Dubai's Media Company Moby Group

Rupert Murdoch's US media giant News Corp is expanding its presence in the Middle East media market and beyond by agreeing to acquire a minority stake in Dubai-based media company Moby Group. Under... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Associated Press Opens News Bureau in North Korea

North Korea has allowed the Associated Press to open the first full western news bureau in the tightly controlled and highly secretive country. The North permits foreign media occasional visits,... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-16

Newport News Daily Press Newspaper Cuts 30 Jobs

The Daily Press newspaper announced Friday it has laid off 30 workers. | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

Will Pay-Per-View Model for Online News Become the Norm?

TORONTO — The head of Postmedia Network believes the newspaper chain’s competitors will soon follow it towards an online pay-per-view model as the industry searches for new digital... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

News Corp. for First Time Details Tabloid Bribe for Story on Child Killer

News Corp. (NWSA) for the first time publicly detailed bribery by a journalist at its now-defunct News of the World, telling a court that a former editor agreed to pay a prison guard to get a story... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

Social Embed Makes Houston News Stickier

To the shopworn adage, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” Houston’s Belo-owned KHOU has added an interesting twist when it comes to social media: If you... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-10

Tamarind: 'more multicultural writing needed'

Publisher Tamarind Books has called for more writers and illustrators to tackle multicultural... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

The Associated Press and 28 US news organisations are launching a company to measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting.It will also seek to convert unauthorised websites, blogs and... | Guardian – 2012-01-06

News of the World editor felt 'very bad' for printing Kate McCann's diaries

Colin Myler says he had been assured by his news editor the McCanns were aware of the impending publicationThe last editor of the News of the World has said he felt "very bad" for publishing Kate... | Guardian – 2011-12-15

Times says it should have credited Techdirt for breaking news about music website

Techdirt Thursday, Techdirt’s Mike Masnick broke a story about the federal government finally returning the domain of a music site to its owner after seizing it last year. Friday afternoon, The New... | Poynter. – 2011-12-15

High Country News sends out surprisingly truthful press release

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... | Poynter. – 2011-12-14

Google unveils mobile-formatted news magazine Currents

Google on Thursday officially launched Google Currents, a news reading application for Android and iOS-based smartphones and tablets, and publishing backend for content producers. Similar in concept... | Betanews – 2011-12-09

News In Brief: Jobs biography top Amazon seller for 2011

Walter Isaacson's biography of late Apple (AAPL) co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has become the best-selling book of 2011 on Amazon. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-07

Dermot Desmond increases Independent News & Media stake

Millionaire investor now owns between 3.5% and 4% of Irish media group, making him third most significant shareholderMillionaire financier and investor Dermot Desmond had almost doubled his stake in... | Guardian – 2011-12-05

Online-only News Brands Garner More “Buzz” than Print-Affiliated Counterparts

Online-only news sites received more—and more positive—online “buzz” than their print-affiliated counterparts in 2011, according to a data-mining tool developed by digital marketing agency Zeta... | Folio Magazine – 2011-12-02

For Some, Digital Revenues a Sorely Needed Boon

With print advertising on the run, digital continues to rise. | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-29

In the year of the e-book, 5 lessons from — and for — news organizations

Mark 2011 as the year news organizations discovered e-books. Sure, Time Magazine tried one back in 2010, but this year at least 10 other newspapers, magazines or news websites have published at least... | Poynter. – 2011-11-19

News Leadership 3.0 -- SOPA: Could this proposed IP law chill news innovation?

Controversial new legislation aimed at defending intellectual property rights is making its way through Congress. It’s sparked considerable backlash across the internet. While protecting copyright... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-11-19

Independent News & Media cuts profit forecast

Belfast Telegraph owner revises expectations for full-year operating profits down to €74mIrish publisher Independent News & Media has cut its full-year profit forecast, after admitting the economic... | Guardian – 2011-11-18

Sky News faces contempt charge over reporting of kidnap couple

Attorney general acts over alleged breach of injunction against publishing details of Paul and Rachel Chandler's welfareThe attorney general is applying to bring contempt of court proceedings against... | Guardian – 2011-11-18

Donaldson: Gloucs/Somerset ruling "best news all year"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 09:30 Children's laureate Julia Donaldson has welcomed yesterday's High Court ruling against library closures in Gloucestershire and... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

News Corp. earnings fall on phone-hacking scandal fallout

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How Twitter’s new ‘top news’ search results will help (and hurt) publishers

Twitter is taking its first step to curate the news that flows across its network, quietly rolling out a “top news” section in its search results. When people rush to Twitter to search for news... | Poynter. – 2011-11-03

News Corp. profit hurt by British phone hacking scandal

The media conglomerate reports a 5% drop in its fiscal first-quarter earnings as a Vanity Fair magazine story reveals how the scandal has intensified a rift among members of the Murdoch family.The... | L.A. Times – 2011-11-03

News Leadership 3.0 -- The business of going digital first at Morris Communications

Although the Journal Register Company has claimed the name “Digital First” for their new spinoff, JRC is not the only news organization making big—and long—bets on the ascendancy of digital... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-11-02

Too many ads with your news?

"Web design is in bad shape. In the applications boom, news-related websites end up as collateral damage."This is how Frédéric Filloux, general manager of the French ePresse consortium, opens his... | Editors Weblog – 2011-10-31

Big Canadian publisher opts for paywall

Canada's largest newspaper publisher, Postmedia Network, is to to put up paywalls at all its 38 daily and community newspapers across the country.It suggests that its "metered model" experiment,... | Guardian – 2011-10-30

Books are like the news — it’s better when they are social

Are books just packages for ideas, or physical souvenirs designed to market an author, or can they become social in the same way the news is becoming social? Everyone from Amazon to new startups like... | GigaOM – 2011-10-26

Browser, Not Apps, Still Biggest News Channel on Tablets

While consuming news has become one of the more popular activities for tablet users, access to it is still largely conducted through a browser, not specialized apps, says a new study released by the... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-25

MinnPost publisher: We won’t try to capitalize on Star Tribune’s paywall

MinnPost Starting Nov. 1, the Star Tribune will begin charging its heaviest users for Web access if they don’t subscribe beyond the Sunday paper. The change prompted David Brauer, MinnPost’s media... | Poynter. – 2011-10-25

News outlets look to tablet computer users for revenue

More than half of owners read news on their devices, a survey shows, though there's not much willingness to pay for content. But there may be a way.With roughly 25 million adults in America now... | Baltimore Sun – 2011-10-25

Tablet Users Are Heavy News Readers

A year and a half since the Apple iPad was introduced, a new study shows that reading news has become a big part of what people use tablets for. But publishers still have a way to go to get people to... | AdWeek – 2011-10-25

Apple Newsstand: can it crack the news market?

The sales/subscription platform is a useful first step – but publishers must also create more imaginative tablet productsCan Apple crack the digital news market the way it did with music? The... | Guardian – 2011-10-24

Dallas Morning News publisher: No plans to discontinue printing daily

Poynter.org Earlier today I reported that Mark Medici, vice president for audience at The Dallas Morning News, said Monday during a session at the Inland Press Association conference that the... | Poynter. – 2011-10-19

News Corp. Ignored WSJ Aberrant Circulation Data

News Corp. was alerted to a plan to inflate circulation at the Wall Street Journal Europe almost a year before the newspaper's publisher resigned | BusinessWeek – 2011-10-19

Financial Times To Fold Paid Online News Service Tilt

The Financial Times will close FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service for finance professionals in emerging markets, at the end of October. "We propose to close FT Tilt at the... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-13

Ex-News Corp. executive to testify again in hacking scandal

Les Hinton, former chief of News Corp.'s Dow Jones and confidant of Rupert Murdoch, will appear before the British Parliament to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal.Les Hinton, a former... | L.A. Times – 2011-10-12

News Leadership 3.0 -- Use cases for digital media: comScore report shows why they matter

Audiences aren’t what they used to be, especially for the news business. Once upon a time, publishers and advertisers mostly cared about were audience demographics. That’s because most... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-10-12

Planning a paywall? Maybe you should sell some e-books instead

While the number of newspapers and other media entities that are erecting paywalls or launching subscription-based apps continues to grow, other content publishers such as The New Yorker are looking... | GigaOM – 2011-10-12

ICYMI: iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

See how Boing Boing, Wired and other tech sites covered Steve Jobs death Wednesday, and how California newspapers and others around the world covered it Thursday morning. | Poynter. – 2011-10-07

iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

Twitter streamed with tributes to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as word of his death spread Wednesday night. On Thursday, newspaper front pages honored the 56-year-old technology innovator who changed... | Poynter. – 2011-10-06

Sporting News Mag Goes Monthly

This story first appears on FOLIO: sister publication minonline. | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-06

New trade group for hyperlocal news sites won’t include Patch

Street Fight | Poynter. – 2011-10-03

Business columnist celebrates 60 years at the Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News The Dallas Morning News story (subscription required) on 87-year-old Robert (Bob) Miller says “he has lasted longer than any other full-time employee in our 126-year history —... | Poynter. – 2011-09-29

Filloux: How bundled news can stay relevant in a constant news cycle

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux asks: “Is the notion of having a ‘news container’, similar to a newspaper or magazine, a relic of the past?” In a non-stop digital news cycle, what is the… Read... | Poynter. – 2011-09-27

Google News introduces new tag for 'standout' content

Three things in this world are certain: death, taxes and the fact that search engine optimisation WILL make your site get more clicks - and therefore more ad revenue. Google knows this better than... | Editors Weblog – 2011-09-27

Will Google News’ new ‘standout’ tag encourage publishers to give one another credit?

Nieman Journalism Lab | Poynter. – 2011-09-27

Baltimore Sun to put up paywall next month

Romenesko+ Memos The Sun’s paywall goes up October 10. “To encourage readers to sign up at launch, we will offer a special introductory rate of 99 cents for the first 4 weeks,” says publisher Tim... | Poynter. – 2011-09-24

Facebook links with publishers to make news super social

Facebook has announced partnerships with a host of news publishers that will now allow their content to be viewed within the social networking site. It's a bold move for the news industry, but... | GigaOM – 2011-09-23

In E-Books, Publishing Houses Have a Rival in News Sites

Swiftly and at little cost, newspapers, magazines and sites like The Huffington Post are publishing their own version of e-books. | The New York Times – 2011-09-19

News organisations: it's time to look into e-book publishing

When it comes to monetising digital content - an issue just about every major news organisation is grappling with - the discussion too often both starts and ends at the paywall question. This raises... | Editors Weblog – 2011-09-14

Americans spend just a fraction of online time with news compared to social media

Nielsen In a report on social media published Monday, Nielsen breaks down how Americans spend their time on the Internet. The results are sobering for the online news industry. Americans spend 22.5... | Poynter. – 2011-09-12

The paywall debate: monetizing news in the digital era

Free, digital content has shattered long-established ways of making money in the newspaper publishing industry, and publishers must now find new ways to subsidize content-creation costs directly.... | GigaOM – 2011-09-09

Mobile News Startup Taptu Raises Another $3.5M

Even though Mitch Lazar, CEO of mobile startup Taptu, likes to talk about the technology behind the company's mobile newsreading app, he also admits that it's a challenge to stand above the wave of... | AdWeek – 2011-09-08

News International to cut 110 jobs

Sun and Times publisher also reveals that almost half of former News of the World staff have taken voluntary redundancyNews International is to cut 110 jobs across its workforce as the company... | Guardian – 2011-09-06

About 120 lose jobs in Bay Area News Group rebranding, streamlining

San Francisco Chronicle | Poynter. – 2011-08-24

Fraudcast news! Is bad journalism responsible for our bogus democracies?

Patrick Chalmers, a journalist for 20 years who left a staff reporting job with Reuters in 2005, has been striving ever since to discover what journalism is, and what it should be.To that end he is... | Guardian – 2011-08-23

Smiths News boosts business with airline and e-book business

Smiths News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has completed the purchase of the remaining assets of Dawson Holdings, which include its e-book unit and its newspaper and magazine airline... | Media Week – 2011-08-23

Zinio, New York Post, The Daily make list of top-grossing news iPad apps

Min Online Several newspaper and magazine iPad apps are on the top-grossing list for the iTunes store. The leader among them is Zinio, a newsstand-style app that manages distribution of single issues... | Poynter. – 2011-08-19

News Leadership 3.0 -- How people use cell phones should shape mobile news strategies

If you want to serve a mobile audience, it helps to know how people use their cell phones. A new Pew Internet and American Life report examines mobile phone use, and offers some insights that may be... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-08-18

Breaking News: BBC Magazines sells its stake to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co

BBC Worldwide's 50% shareholding in Indian joint venture for magazine publishing, Worldwide Media, is being sold to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co. | PrintWeek – 2011-08-17

Marie Claire profiles top five female news producers

Marie Claire (via NetNewsCheck) The monthly magazine has picked five female news producers to profile. From the three major networks and CNN, these “women who run the show” share their... | Poynter. – 2011-08-17

Pexton, The Post and the paywall

Is The Washington Post having an identity crisis?It seems that ever since 6 August, when Patrick B. Pexton published his piece mooting the idea of a more populist standpoint for The Post, American... | Editors Weblog – 2011-08-17

News Corp.-owned comedy podcast mocks Murdoch, phone-hacking scandal

NYTimes.com The Bugle, a popular British news satire podcast published by The Times of London, spent three weeks hammering its parent company News Corp. and chairman Rupert Murdoch over the... | Poynter. – 2011-08-15

Labor board rules against Santa Barbara News-Press

(08-12) 17:37 PDT Santa Barbara, Calif. (AP) -- A federal board has ruled the Santa Barbara News-Press committed unfair labor practices during a union-organizing campaign and it ordered the... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-08-13

QOTD: No Good News for Newspapers

Maybe, we’ll dodge a second recession in the short-term, but the game is the game, and publishers are simply running out of good choices. They’ve been dealt a deck of wild cards, misplayed a few... | AllThingsD – 2011-08-12

Study: Links from other news sites matter more than social networks

Outbrain A new study of Web referrals to online publishers shows links from other content sites are more important than those from social media. Links from content sites (including other news... | Poynter. – 2011-08-11

How Bad Is News Corp.?

In my biography of Rupert Murdoch, I referred to News Corporation as Mafia-like, provoking the annoyance of my publisher’s libel lawyers. I explained to them that I did not mean to suggest this was... | AdWeek – 2011-08-08

News Leadership 3.0 -- Avoid confusion, save your news brand: Dateline approach to flagging commentary

In a world of distributed digital publishing and social media, many people are justifiably concerned about telling the difference between fact-based reporting and speculative opinion. One way to... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-08-03

AOL Delivering Personalized News to the iPad

In an early teaser video for AOL’s new digital magazine, the project's lead director puckishly called it “the app for when you crap.” But make no doubt about it, AOL's iPad app Editions which... | AdWeek – 2011-08-02

Newsbeat debuts as robust, real-time Web analytics tool for news publishers

The people behind the popular realtime analytics tool Chartbeat launched a new version today specifically designed for news publishers, called Newsbeat. It is a more powerful tool for understanding... | Poynter. – 2011-07-29

Can news publishers learn anything from Netflix?

Netflix is using price hikes to manage the transition of users away from the physical product and towards digital streaming. While there are some similarities between that and the newspaper business,... | GigaOM – 2011-07-28

Dallas Morning News kills youth-aimed free weekly tabloid

Dallas Observer Seven full-timers and two part-timers lose jobs with Quick’s demise. Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney says closing the free weekly was “a difficult decision, but frankly,... | Poynter. – 2011-07-28

E-books: Emerging revenue option for news publishers

E-books are hot: Amazon recently announced that it’s selling more e-books than print titles. And e-books are now included on the New York Times’ bestseller list. So the time may be right for news... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

In local community news space, advertising rules but it’s not the only revenue source

Advertising is the top source of revenue for local online news publishers but many are testing other sources in an effort to diversify their funding streams. Twenty-seven sites, or more than 60... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

New models for news: Northeastern University

Northeastern University’s Journalism Department proudly displays 19 story summaries and links to the full text on its website. What school wouldn’t? Those are the 19 stories that have been... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

Playing tag with news stories: Can attribution be built-in online?

“Where did that story/information come from?” can be one of the thorniest questions to answer online, since syndication and other forms of copying (legitimate or not) are widespread. This makes it... | Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

News Corp's UK political meetings to be published

LONDON (Reuters) - Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticized for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit News Corp, face more scrutiny this week when details of their meetings... | Reuters – 2011-07-25

News Corp boss 'linked' to leak of Vince Cable's Rupert Murdoch comments

Detectives hired by Telegraph to discover source of leaks have 'strong suspicion' Will Lewis was involved, according to reportsThe firm of private investigators hired by Telegraph Media Group to... | Guardian – 2011-07-22

News International 'deliberately' blocked investigation

All-party home affairs committee report into phone hacking to be published in time for David Cameron's statementRupert Murdoch's News International has been found by a parliamentary committee to have... | Guardian – 2011-07-20

Time introduces ‘All Access’ plan, adds paywall

All Things D Time is making it easier for readers to subscribe to its digital and print editions, and making it harder for non-subscribers to read the magazine online, reports Peter Kafka. He adds... | Poynter. – 2011-07-20

News orgs publish ebooks to capitalize on trending news, archived content

As more people buy e-readers and download books through digital stores, some news organizations are finding they can capitalize on their expertise and archives of information by quickly publishing... | Poynter. – 2011-07-18

News of the World rivals miss open goal

Tabloid's closure meant there were 2.7 million extra buyers out there but some of the Sunday papers didn't seem to be tryingSo the News of the World is dead. Long live the Sunday, er, sorry … Which... | Guardian – 2011-07-17

Another top News Corp. executive, Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton, resigns

Chief executive of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal announced he was leaving company immediately | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-16

"Last minute" bid needed for Borders

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 08:50 Borders could cease to exist by the end of next week although the retailer's lawyer said it has received other inquiries that... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Facebook working with news publishers to create ‘Facebook editions’

Forbes Jeff Bercovici writes that Facebook is working with about a dozen news outlets on app versions of their content “that can be read and consumed right there on Facebook.” He writes that CNN,... | Poynter. – 2011-07-15

News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks resigns

Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of News International, has resigned from her position at the embattled publisher. | Media Week – 2011-07-15

Ailes could come out on top at News Corp. as phone-hacking damage spreads

New York | Poynter. – 2011-07-14

News Corp's Australian papers check their books for wrongful payments

News Limited boss says 'ludicrous' claims that phone-hacking scandal may extend to Australia demand a responseRupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers have launched a review of all editorial... | Guardian – 2011-07-13

News International switches Fabulous magazine from NotW to Saturday Sun

News International has confirmed that the News of the World's fashion and celebrity magazine Fabulous is to switch to the Saturday edition of The Sun. | Media Week – 2011-07-13

News of the World closure piles pressure on commercial sector

Media buyers warn of damage to fragile marketRupert Murdoch's snap decision to close the News of The World has at a stroke removed more than a quarter of the total sales of Sunday newspapers, piling... | Guardian – 2011-07-11

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