Very very interesting solutions. I dig in particularly El País, the last one.
What an incredible story.
“Everybody kept telling them, ‘stop poking your nose where it doesn’t belong,’” newspaper adviser Emily Smith told The Post. But with the encouragement of the superintendent, the students persisted.
Niece piece: a must read for anyone who’s building an audience – or would like to.
There’s no going back — and we shouldn’t want to. We’re far better off with the multitude of choices and voices, and the far-reaching distribution of the digital age.
But there may be something to learn anyway.
Journalism’s reputation is in the toilet — and for good reason.
Most understated opener ever.
In short, [Post publisher & CEO Fred] Ryan and Bezos believe that old-fashioned journalism — increasingly delivered via a fleet of digital means, from smartphone apps to the Kindle to Facebook Instant Articles — sells.
A new, bold publication by Josh Topolski. An interaction mess, but kudos anyway.
Nick Heer has a nice take.
It gives me the chills. But I guess this paragraph has a underestimated truth in it:
Chyi began conducting surveys and collecting readership data, analyzing it all in academic papers and a recent book titled, Trial and Error: U.S. Newspapers’ Digital Struggles Toward Inferiority. She has come to believe that the digital shift has been a disaster for media organizations, and that there is no evidence online news will ever be economically or culturally viable. “They have killed print, their core product, with all of their focus online,” Chyi told me in an interview.
The day newspapers and magazines gave all their content away for free on the web, that day was the beginning of the tragedy. Now everybody think that news on the web have to be free.
We would like to ask a difficult question: why are people in vast and unprecedented numbers turning to fake news? Facebook’s News Feed algorithm may amplify engagement with misinformation but it cannot bear sole responsibility for the broken information ecosystem in which fake news thrives. We can do more to address the symptom of fake news online, but we cannot fail to address the underlying sickness: for broad sections of society trust in journalistic institutions has almost completely disintegrated. Newsrooms need urgent change if they are to remain relevant to the diverse public they hope to serve.
I summarize it for you:
Conservatively, our prison story cost roughly $350,000. The banner ads that appeared in it brought in $5,000, give or take.
Please, read it all.