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.
Piano Media's insight:
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.
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
#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...
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...
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.
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.
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?
"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...
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.