From The Globe and Mail: Canada’s largest chain of metropolitan newspapers will close the gates in the new year and ask readers to pay to read their online content.
On Oct. 22, the Globe and Mail will unleash its metered paywall, restricting casual visitors to 10 articles per month online. After that, you’ll be asked to subscribe to Globe Unlimited, which will be priced about $20 per month plus tax for those casual users.
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
A sold-out room full of media managers, working journalists and lesser mortals gathered on Sept. 13 to hear the musings of one David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times and author of the harrowing memoir The Night of the Gun. The event was headlined Yes Genius, the Sky is Falling. So Now What? [...]
Striving to become a profitable, digital-first media company, Postmedia announced Tuesday that it plans to continue cutting costs in the next few years as it revealed lower second-quarter earnings.
From The Globe and Mail: Publisher and chief executive officer Phillip Crawley told an all-staff meeting Thursday that the paper will implement a metered paywall system this fall, asking readers to pay if they read more than a certain number of articles each month. The number of free articles per month hasn’t yet been established, [...]
It seems that replacing print dollars with even digital dimes will be tougher than newspaper organizations thought. Digital ad sales are stagnant or even falling at some news companies.
New technologies, new habits, news ennui among young people and many other factors are driving journalism’s decline, writes Stijn Debrouwere. But he offers some ways for news companies to thrive in the everyone’s-a-publisher, good-enough-news that we find ourselves in today. Fungible is a really good essay. Read it. The summary: A treatise on fungibility, or, [...]
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Former Globe and Mail journalist Jan Wong has self-published a book about her descent into, and recovery from, severe depression. It will have a priority place on my personal reading list. You can hear Wong talk about her book on May 7 at 7 p.m. at the North York Central Library.
The Guardian is an excellent newspaper that’s trying many innovations. One impetus for its risk-taking might be that the organization will run out of money if losses continue at their current pace.