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New York Times e-book projects to offer curated and original reporting | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

New York Times e-book projects to offer curated and original reporting | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
The New York Times is working with Byliner and Vook to produce both original content and 'curated selections of articles from The New York Times archives'
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The NYT figures out yet another way to monetize their content. 

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Internet may soon beat TV as main source of national news

Internet may soon beat TV as main source of national news | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
Folks already use the internet more than newspapers to get their national news. Now the internet is on the verge of toppling even TV, research sugests.
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Good graphs showing how internet is taking over from TV as the main source of news. 

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Owens’s straw man army

Owens’s straw man army | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
A commentator takes 10 swings at paywalls, and misses each time
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Free online news era on its way out

Free online news era on its way out | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
Howard Kurtz says newsgathering costs money, and outlets are trimming reporters and slipping behind paywalls to raise revenue.
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The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

<em>The Economist</em> unbundles digital from print subscriptions | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
It used to be an article of faith that a print subscription would give you access to a publication's online offerings. That assumption is being tested by one magazine's decision to "unbundle" its digital privileges.
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Smart, The Economist is charging a little something to get the magazine any way you want it. That makes sense, they put a lot of work into their digital edition, they should be paid for it. 

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WSJ online network traffic up 16 percent in 2012 | Talking Biz News

WSJ online network traffic up 16 percent in 2012 | Talking Biz News | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
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The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which included WSJ.com, Barrons.com, Marketwatch.com, SmartMoney.com and AllThingsD.com, has seen a double-digit increase in monthly visitors in 2012, the company said Tuesday

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#muckedup Chat Tuesday: Paywalls - Muck Rack

#muckedup Chat Tuesday: Paywalls - Muck Rack | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
#muckedup Chat Tuesday: Paywalls By the end of 2012, more than 360 U.S. papers will charge for digital content, according to a recent post by Poynter. Among them, The New York Times, The Wall Street...
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The Demographics of Mobile News | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)

The Demographics of Mobile News | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
The Lead Teaser: Younger Americans demonstrate much stronger news habits in the mobile realm than on other news platforms, according to a new study by PEJ in collaboration with The Economist Group.
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Philly Inquirer, Daily News to launch paywalled sites in 2013

Philly Inquirer, Daily News to launch paywalled sites in 2013 | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
After years of providing content for free through Philly.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News will launch their own paywalled sites in early 2013.
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News adventures

News adventures | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
IN A recent issue of the beloved comic book, Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, quits his job as a journalist at the Daily Planet because the paper has gutted its...
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Online Paywalls and the Future of Media: A Few Hard Truths

Online Paywalls and the Future of Media: A Few Hard Truths | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
Yesterday, both The Daily Beast (or, more accurately, whatever Tina Brown can toss together after they've absorbed the corpse of Newsweek and laid a bunch of people off) and the Washington Post announced that they may be instituting online paywalls...
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Paywalls roundup: Washington Post, Daily Beast, Gannett

Paywalls roundup: Washington Post, Daily Beast, Gannett | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
The Washington Post is reportedly planning a paywall in 2013, and the Daily Beast is also contemplating metered access. Gannett announced this week that it is seeing a rise in revenues as a result of its paywalls.
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Interview: How News Corp's Times will use cheap tablets to sell content

Interview: How News Corp's Times will use cheap tablets to sell content | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
Bargain tablet with your news, guv'nor? News International's customer sales director explains how the publisher aims to drive paid digital subscription bundles by leveraging device proliferation -- and more discounts are coming in 2013.
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This Is What Newsweek's Digital Future Will Look Like

This Is What Newsweek's Digital Future Will Look Like | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
NewsBeast Labs team creating, teaching digital journalism
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The future of streaming video – four predictions for 2013

The future of streaming video – four predictions for 2013 | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
The streaming video industry continues to undergo radical transformation. Kun Gao, of Crunchyroll, points to four things to look for in the coming year.
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Subscription will be the key to Monetization. 

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Paywall illogic

Paywall illogic | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
Steve Buttry distorts our arguments—and the evidence
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Chittum slaps paywall skeptics down. 

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Audit Notes: sustainable newsrooms edition

Audit Notes: sustainable newsrooms edition | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
More thoughts on digital subscriptions at the Washington Post and elsewhere
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Washington Post appears to be a dinosaur – but has already evolved

Washington Post appears to be a dinosaur – but has already evolved | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
James Ball: Its core, influential – and paying – print audience in the US capital is backed up by a forward-thinking online presence
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An interesting read about the Washington Post's upcoming digital strategy and what blogs mean to the paper. 

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FT giving away tablets with subscriptions | Talking Biz News

FT giving away tablets with subscriptions | Talking Biz News | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
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The Financial Times is giving away a free Google Nexus 7 tablet in the United States with the purchase of an annual premium FT.com or combined newspaper/FT.com subscription.

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Editor & Publisher ®

Editor & Publisher ® | Trends in online content | Scoop.it

When the iPad debuted in 2010, I began urging newspaper publishers to defend and extend their franchises by developing innovative products to attract new audiences and new revenues on this transformational platform. But I always got the same question: Who else is doing it?

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Young-adult readers may have abandoned print, but they’ll take news in their pockets

Young-adult readers may have abandoned print, but they’ll take news in their pockets | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
A new study from Pew also finds that men, the college-educated, and those with higher incomes are more likely to engage with news on smartphones and tablets.
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Paywalls grow, but analysts split on merit | News | World | Mail & Guardian

Paywalls grow, but analysts split on merit | News | World | Mail & Guardian | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
"We recognised that publishers in bigger markets were equally desperate to find ways to monetise content with technology that was both efficient and secure," said David Brauchli, a spokesperson for Piano who happens also to be the brother of...
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Pay Wall Push: Why Newspapers Are Hopping Over the Picket Fence

Pay Wall Push: Why Newspapers Are Hopping Over the Picket Fence | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
Charging for content, long the scourge of the Internet, has become almost sexy. What's ahead in the fight for paid readers.
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NYT launches Compendium, a Pinterest-like tool for the paper's content

NYT launches Compendium, a Pinterest-like tool for the paper's content | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
his week the New York Times R&D Labs launched a new tool, Compendium, that is somewhat like a Storify or Pinterest for NYT content. Avid Times readers could find it a useful tool for collecting passages, articles, videos and images they want to save.
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Tablets Will Surge Beyond Projections, IDC Says

Tablets Will Surge Beyond Projections, IDC Says | Trends in online content | Scoop.it
With a little more than three weeks remaining in 2012, IDC has increased its forecast of tablet shipments for the year based on the strength of the iPad mini and strong Android competition. Microsoft?
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