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Jeff Jarvis - "I'm not buying the reports I've been seeing lately..."
"BuzzFeed didn't make what might be overheated projections. Mashable never quite found its unique position in the market and then couldn't find a market for itself. Yahoo has been a fucking mess without a strategy for a decade. Medium is new and simply developing its strategy with new tools. Huffington Post has new owners who want more profit. Gawker is facing a $150 million legal bill! Al Jazeera is suffering from oil prices. The International Business Times has always been a mystery without a clear business. Salon has also never had a business plan."
people-jeff-jarvis  publishing  media-newspapers  analysis 
april 2016 by daguti
Playboy to stop publishing images of nude women as it seeks greater audience
strategy = Wow, by removing nudity from the site (therefore going from NSFW to SFW), they went from 4MM to 16MM pageviews a month! But some people will look at that and say "they should have just started with being SFW"... but they never would have made a wave back in the 50s when they started if they hadn't been nude. The point is that there is no definite "right thing" to do. It's all about the world around you and doing something that is going to stand out in the current culture and climate.
news  2015  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  publishing  media-newspapers  strategy  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned--comeback  startups-going-turnaround 
october 2015 by daguti
Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters : All Tech Considered : NPR
strategy, short-term-thinking, innovation = "And as the Innovator's Dilemma has highlighted, it's exceedingly difficult for businesses to turn away from their main source of revenue right now to consider the revenue they'll need five or 10 years from now."
paradigm-shifts  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  media-newspapers  media-newspapers  history-computer  technology  internet  innovation  fail-lost-opportunities  short-term-thinking  business  strategy 
november 2014 by daguti
After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site | The New York Observer
In the short time that the Dolans have owned Newsday, it's been a circus. When they were closing the deal to buy the paper in May 2008, they had their personal spokesman scream at an editor who assigned a reporter to visit the Dolans, seeking comment; there was a moment back in January of last year, when Newsday editor John Mancini walked out of the newsroom because of a dispute over how the paper was handling the Knicks; in the summer, the paper refused to run ads by Verizon, a rival; Tim Knight, the paper's publisher, and John Mancini, the editor, eventually both left.
media-newspapers  business  economics 
january 2010 by daguti

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