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
Instead of a paywall around its existing content, Slate is trying to convince its biggest fans to become members of a community — membership that will bring them additional benefits, including preferential access to writers and editors at the site. But will it be enough to move the revenue needle?
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 latest redesign of the New York Times website includes a lot of nice features — but for an industry-leading publication, the Times has done very little in terms of pushing the envelope for readers. Here are a few things I think they could and should have done.
Local booksellers across the country will now be able to sell the Kindle and related accessories in their stores through Amazon Source.
Goodreads has started deleting some content from its site. Some of the site’s most passionate users are angry, but as Goodreads grows up it is going to face more challenges like this one.
Quartz, the business site that is part of Atlantic Media, is giving readers the ability to add “annotations” to specific parts of a story in an attempt to reinvent the way that comments work online.
The New York Times has started experimenting with a system that highlights comments from readers alongside the story they are responding to, part of an increasing trend towards making the audience part of the process.
As more sites focus on longform content, Fast Company disclosed some statistics on how its longer pieces have been doing — but the data shows that the real secret isn’t length but ongoing engagement with readers.
Although many traditional media outlets and journalists see reader comments as having little or no value, publishers like Gawker and The Verge see them as a potential source of revenue — and even potential hires.