There has been a lot written lately about the death of the blog since Andrew Sullivan decided to retire from The Daily Dish, but tech blogger Ben Thompson says the one-man blog model is working better than it ever has
Google is launching a new service for websites called Contributor, which allows users to sign up and pay anywhere from $1 to $3 a month to sites that they visit frequently. In return for contributing, they won’t see any Google ads on those sites
Past experiments in micropayments on Twitter have flopped. Could the new “buy now” button be the answer struggling media companies and publishers have been longing for? Paul Armstrong looks at the potential rewards and challenges ahead.
The departure of executive editor Jill Abramson has drawn a lot of attention, but the New York Times has a much larger challenge ahead of it, as the paper’s own internal report details — its culture is out of sync with reality
The New York Times is offering two new subscription packages, one a stripped-down version that comes as an app and the other a “premier” offering. But it is still missing the one thing it needs most — namely, a personal relationship with readers.
The Dutch crowdfunded journalism site De Correspondent is already bringing in almost $2 million per year in subscription revenue, and part of its success is being driven by the relationship it is building between its writers and their readers
The New York Times is planning to roll out some micro-paywall products based around specific topic areas, but for some reason it refuses to consider the idea of a “membership” approach to readers — and that’s a mistake
Matter, the longform journalism startup that was crowdfunded and then acquired by Medium earlier this year, says it is making some changes to the service as it celebrates its one-year anniversary
Blogger Andrew Sullivan, whose site has crossed the $800,000 mark in reader funding, is launching a monthly subscription-only magazine that he says will be filled with longform essays, audio interviews and even poetry.
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.