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Topic “paid content and paywalls”

Diversity in Latin American markets drives paid content strategies

Defying the print media crisis in many parts of the world, Latin American newspapers and magazines continue to enjoy rising circulation and advertising revenue due to growing middle classes and economies left largely unscathed by the financial crisis. Read more »

The Atlantic's request for freelancer to write pro bono hits a nerve

​Most journalists that go freelance understand that they’re walking away from the benefits and financial stability a staff writing job offers but they also expect to get paid something. Read more »

Orange County Register bets increased staff and community involvement can make newspapers profitable

Aaron Kushner, the publisher of the Orange County Register is trying a novel approach to saving newspapers: increasing staff and improving community involvement. Kushner has increased the newsroom staff to 270 from 180, including three investigative reporters, when he took over the publication in July 2012, according to the Nieman Lab. Read more »

New report explores sustainable news startup models in U.S. and Europe

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Nieman Lab released its international research project on how digital journalism is financed in the U.S. and Europe. Read more »

Recent paid content strategies threaten to blur the line between news and advertising, analysts say

Screen shot 2013-01-15 at 4.17Screen shot from The Atlantic's offending Scientology paid content advertisement

Warren Buffett reportedly interested in adding Pennsylvania newspaper to his growing media empire

Warren Buffett, via Wikimedia Commons

Is there something Warren Buffett knows that newspaper owners don’t? Read more »

Washington Post considers going behind paywall in 2013

Long a holdout against the trend of forcing readers to pay for its digital content, The Washington Post looks set to implement a paywall Read more »

Changes at Washington Post prompt renewed discussions over paywall strategy

The recent ousting of Marcus Brauchli from the top editor’s spot at the Washington Post has renewed discussions over whet Read more »

Hurricane Sandy coverage illustrates creative emergency reporting

While residents of the United States’ East Coast hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday Oct. 29, they had plenty of online coverage to follow, reported Poynter. Besides maps and online video coverage, the storm prompted newspapers along the eastern seaboard to pull down their paywalls and open access to storm coverage, the website reported. Read more »


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