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U.S. Newspapers see surge in digital subscriptions

A rise in digital subscriptions has been noticeable in the past month. An aggregate of Statista shows how big this surge really is. The growth of certain US publishers was just tremendous. This is partly because readers start realizing that online content is worth paying for and because quality news is in high demand in[…]

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Readers become editors in RJI newsletter experiment

How to use data to personalize content and engage your readers Tracy Clark, a Reynold’s Journalism Institute fellow, partnered with the Austin American-Statesman to study the impact of newsletter personalization on reader loyalty. She compared a Stateman’s editor-curated newsletter, “Midday Break”, to “News for You”, a newsletter set up using Reportory, a news personalization technology she[…]

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The Swedish newspaper who puts an algorithm in charge

Four years ago Svenska Dagbladet was facing decreasing circulation, no digital revenue and dwindling readership. It has since done a full turnaround. Fredric Káren, then new editor-in-chief, had to do something radical in order to make the paper successful again. At the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, he explained how he made this happen and transformed[…]

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The Times and the economics of online news

In 2010 The Times decided to bring their website content fully behind a hard paywall. While the paywall has undoubtedly limited their reach, traffic isn’t the only measure of success for a strong brand like The Times. With the reputation of The Times they are allowed to have a different business model than many of[…]

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INMA Big Data week London highlights successful business models of data driven newsrooms

The INMA Big Data for Media Week in London showcased best case examples of data driven success in the media industry. With speakers from BBC, The Telegraph, Financial Times, Google, The New York Times, Schibsted, The Washington Post and many others, the participants visited various media companies across London and attended podium discussions. We look[…]

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3 ways to fix a broken news industry

Misleading, fake and hysterical news headlines have eroded the trust in media; now at an all time low. Publishers are working on various ways to regain that trust and fix a broken media system. Lara Setrakian, founder and CEO of News Deeply, a media and technology company dedicated to providing thorough analysis of global issues, has years of experience in in-depth[…]

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Stanford report examines fake news in the 2016 US election

Fake news has less impact than previously thought according to a report by economists Hunt Allcott of New York University and Matthew Gentzkow of Stanford, on “Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election“. Evidence shows that: 62 percent of US adults get news on social media according to a Pew study fake news[…]