Tim Ferriss, the author of popular how-to lifestyle books like “The 4-Hour Body,” says he is launching a custom publishing venture aimed at audio-books. As part of his new venture, which Ferriss calls a book club, he is buying up the audio-book rights to titles that he loves — such as the book “Vagabonding,” originally published in 2002 — and creating studio-quality audio versions. In a blog post, Ferriss says that he thinks he can “at least double an author’s print sales with my marketing of their audio/e-book.”
Media companies seem to be focused on rebuilding the giants of yesteryear, like Time Inc. or Conde Nast, for an online world — and the main reason is that the advertising-based business model for most is still stuck in the past
The New York Times is seeing continued growth in subscription revenue thanks to its paywall, but at the same time its advertising revenue is still falling, both in print and online.
Jim Roberts, a former New York Times editor and Reuters executive, is joining Mashable as executive editor, and says he wants to expand the kinds of journalism the site does while taking advantage of its social-web skills
A study of 18 non-profit news organizations done by the Knight Foundation shows that success in the non-profit sector involves many of the same strategies that for-profit media outlets should also be pursuing
In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, an author complained about repeatedly being asked to write for free, but what he finds so insulting is something many others see as an opportunity — and it is not going away any time soon
Is objectivity in journalism an outdated concept that has been replaced by transparency and disclosure, or is that a recipe for unbalanced coverage? Glenn Greenwald and the NYT’s Bill Keller debated that question
The debate over whether journalists need to code is a lot like the argument over whether bloggers are journalists — a sign of how quickly the field is being disrupted, and of how much we still have left to learn
A new study by the Pew Center and the Knight Foundation shows that while many users come across news while they are on Facebook, most don’t go there specifically looking for it.