Michael Golden on the strategy that has led to success for The New York Times

The New York Times has long been a strong example for other newspapers, whether it’s for their growth in digital subscriptions or the strategy behind their push notifications. This week President of The New York Times Michael Golden pulled back the curtain on how they have been so successful during his standing-room only talk at the[…]

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[…]

The forces behind the New York Times record quarter in new digital subscriptions

Last week, discussing its quarterly earnings, the New York Times reported spectacular growth for paying readers: 276,000 net new digital subscribers for the last three months of the year. “The single best quarter since 2011, the year the pay model launched”, according to the company.  The Times now has 1.6 million digital subs who brought[…]

Publishers discover Virtual Reality as a journalistic tool

Numerous publishers and broadcasters are working on virtual reality or augmented reality platforms. While most are still only in an experimental phase and are trying to understand what virtual reality could mean for their business, The New York Times has already put substantial resources on this topic. And with the acquisition of Oculus in 2014,[…]

Media coverage of the US presidential debates

With the US presidential election less than three weeks away we want to look at how media has covered the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This election has brought social media to the center of political coverage. The first debate on September 26th this year was the most tweeted debate ever, topping the previous[…]

Is Facebook Live the new big thing for publishers?

In April Facebook opened its live-streaming feature to all its users and it has since documented exploding watermelons, police violence, the US’ as well as the EU’s state of the union addresses; the debate of the presidential candidates will be streamed on Facebook Live next week. The live video platform seems to be on the[…]

Understand your audience for better monetization

Publishers have begun to realize that “traditional” digital content monetization approaches are under pressure. This is due to various economic, social and technological factors within and outside the publishing industry. Therefore, the key to successfully monetize their content is to experiment with different models and constantly evolve. One way or another – new differentiated approaches[…]