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Gawker was irresponsible, but the precedent Peter Thiel is setting is dangerous - Vox
on.recode.net/1X9iL3U - Denton's letter is a direct response to Thiel's recent New York Times interview in which he proudly took credit for stealth funding various lawsuits against Gawker, with the explicit purpose of bringing down the digital publisher. //&! https://twitter.com/Jason/status/736598373793292289 - 1/What an ugly mess @nicknotned v @peterthiel is, forcing us to pick between the freedom of the press & the freedom to live a private life. //&! Gawker's homophobic, years-long crusade to out James Franco: http://thebea.st/1MgPI8c //&! New York Times Is Very Concerned About Billionaire Media Investors—But Not Their Billionaire Investor - bit.ly/1THwEQf
journalism  journalismus  journalist  Super  Rich  plutocracy  oligarchy  free  speech  freedom  of  press  Peter  Thiel  Gawker  Gawker  Media  Tabloid  Privacy  NYT  NYTimes  conflict  of  interest 
may 2016 by asterisk2a
Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic
[lots more competition for people's attention] The trouble, the publishers say, is twofold. The web advertising business, always unpredictable, became more treacherous. And website traffic plateaued at many large sites, in some cases falling — a new and troubling experience after a decade of exuberant growth. Online publishers have faced numerous financial challenges in recent years, including automated advertising and ad-blocking tools. But now, there is a realization that something more profound has happened: The transition from an Internet of websites to an Internet of mobile apps and social platforms, and Facebook in particular, is no longer coming — it is here. [...] “How do I monetize [content]?” he asked. “Still not clear.” //&! bit.ly/1Sxbrdu - if buzzfeed is hurting, everyone else is screwed. //&! nyti.ms/1WzYfHE
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Spare Me Your Sh*tty Advertising - YouTube
"advertising business model doesn't make sense." for publishers! Business insider makes 50cent per user per year. ARPU. OUCH! It's like worse than brand awareness banner advertising. They recently started long-form reports to buy on vertical/topics like gigaom did. // news is free. analysis isn't (in-depth, maybe personal brand, industry standing (like TechCrunch turned out to be: worked for it many long nights for years. and then it all came crashing down rather quickly because the figure-head overstretched himself and wasn't in it for the long-run to do it as independent business) ... but don't to cottage cheese Wall Street a-like factory). // &! We are on the eve of war of ad blocking/content blocking: The End of Advertising as We Know It - youtu.be/KFe3YOlRlRs
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Everything You Need To Know About iOS 9’s New Content Blockers | TechCrunch
Ben Thompson: Apple Enables Ad-Blockers - http://exponent.fm/episode-048-an-exhausting-week/ --- is apple nudging content providers to point people to the native app?! as mobile web gets better!? and bandwidth and coverage better!? --- under the cover of Privacy and user experience! --- with the exception of its own ad-network iAD, sure. // what a move. // &! The adblocking revolution is months away (with iOS 9) – with trouble for advertisers, publishers and Google - bit.ly/1UfXjsT &! bit.ly/1MxoHge // &! Apple, has made Content Blocking “official”, ad-supported publishing business models are in trouble. [...] [PAGEVIEWS as business model] Too many sites are just echo chambers, they rewrite news releases, add strong adjectives and adverbs, and a bit of spin. [news is free, analysis and perspective not] - bit.ly/1Fe6u0D //&! tcrn.ch/1UCagrA - Begun, The Mobile Ad-Blocking Wars Have [...] increasing bloatware of online advertising. &! tcrn.ch/1O0VcoI << ad business model not working!!!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
#mediabuzz | Howard Kurtz | Fox News
Amazon a cyber-sweatshop? SARAH LACY praised the New York Times reporting on Amazon: "When you freak out the tech world, you're a powerful news organization." // "brutally efficient" 'white and blue collar jobs being exposed to the same treatment manual work and service sector jobs have been treated by competition and globalisation (flat and borderless world), for the last +30 years. "it's what you don't say and how it gets interpreted down the line." // Investigative Journalism! NYT (paper), a institution, a stalwart of investigative journalism, reporting, holding companies and people accountable, .... same along the line of bit.ly/1NRsG5N - One overlooked theme emerging from the Times’s Amazon story is the power of the paper itself. // this story underlines, is a data point in time, you can look back on. and say the world went this way such and such // competing on price is the easiest thing to do! the first thing in reach! its about the hard things that actually leverage/multiplier
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The New York Times Won’t Skimp on the Cost of Journalism — Even if That Means Selling Itself | Re/code
It’s that kind of expensive-to-produce, influential reporting that makes the Times the Times, and the family owners, the Ochs-Sulzbergers, know that better than anyone. If — and here’s the kernel if — the business ever diminished to the point that required significant cuts to its editorial staff, the family, led by publisher Arthur Sulzberger, would seriously consider a sale to preserve it, multiple sources say. Curtailing the talent would destroy the paper’s very reason for being, the thinking goes. [...] The board has “obstinately stuck with the idea of a really, really large-scale, properly invested-in newsroom,” CEO Mark Thompson said in a recent interview with Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, adding that “it would be self-defeating to change that.” [...] The family’s focus is not on arbitrary numbers but on maintaining the quality and editorial independence of The New York Times.” [...] the business is shrinking while the price of its journalism is rising.
newsroom  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  New  York  Times  NYT  NYTimes 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pomplamoose 2014 Tour Profits (or Lack Thereof) | PandoDaily
[A] new paradigm for professional artistry. We’re entering a new era in history: the space between “starving artist” and “rich and famous” is beginning to collapse. YouTube has signed up over a million partners (people who agree to run ads over their videos to make money from their content). The “creative class” is no longer emerging: it’s here, now. We, the creative class, are finding ways to make a living making music, drawing webcomics, writing articles, coding games, recording podcasts. Most people don’t know our names or faces. We are not on magazine covers at the grocery store. We are not rich, and we are not famous. We are the mom and pop corner store version of “the dream.” If Lady Gaga is McDonald’s, we’re Betty’s Diner. And we’re open 24/7. We have not “made it.” We’re making it. [...] Relevant Passion Content vs Interesting Content (Gossip, Celeb, 24/7 News Cycle (C&P Re-Posts & Repackaged ala HuffPo) ... in an age of FB Newsfeed & Co. for discovery. &! bit.ly/1Aqw2ZJ
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
How a fake Star Wars trailer reveals everything wrong with “content journalism” | PandoDaily
But one outlet, eager to compete in what the Awl’s John Herrman calls “The Content Wars,” ( http://www.theawl.com/slug/the-content-wars ie http://www.theawl.com/2014/11/the-john-oliver-video-sweepstakes-finale ) made a huge error in its play for Star Wars trailer traffic: It posted a fake trailer. [...] How many hours a year do bloggers, interns, and homepage editors of news sites spend writing the same article and embedding the same video as their competitors? Couldn’t this time be better devoted to finding new stories or new avenues for analysis? [...] It’s hard to blame publishers. They need clicks to placate advertisers who, after all, are the ones paying most of our salaries. But if this Rolling Stone mess-up teaches us anything it’s that, while competitive click-chasing can be a dangerous game, it’s always easy to cover up your mistakes.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
A mixed bag on apps: What The New York Times learned with NYT Opinion and NYT Now » Nieman Journalism Lab
The two apps were part of the paper’s plan to increase digital subscribers through smaller, targeted offerings. Now, with staff cutbacks on the way, one app is being shuttered and the other is being adjusted.
NYTimes  NYT  investigative  journalism  journalism  journalismus  pageviews  added  value  business  model  content  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  user  experience  virality  Viral  BuzzFeed  Upworthy  copywriting  Clickbait  attention  span  attention  generationy  Millennials  freemium 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Advice for newspaper editors: Pay attention to BuzzFeed | Poynter.
succeeding across platforms by shifting from the product business to the platform business. [...] “You do not have a ‘mobile audience’ or a ‘print audience.’” They aren’t distinct audiences, he said, because most Americans are cross-platform news consumers. A majority of them use four devices or technologies to access news per week. “Technology is a user behavior, not an audience,” he said. The web rewards specialization, Rosenstiel said, so the old “general store” model is outmoded for newspapers. He said editors should ask themselves what it is that makes them indispensable.
BuzzFeed  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  Vox  VICE  Platform  Open  Platform  content  journalism  journalismus  business  model  differentiation  differentiate  Pando.com  PandoDaily  TechCrunch  audience  user  experience  shared  experience  delightful  product  experience  customer  experience  NYTimes  Der  Spiegel  Stern  G+J  Gruner  +  Jahr  Washington  Post 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Native advertising remains an awkward — but very necessary — mess | PandoDaily
http://bit.ly/1rRdtax "“We can buy page views… but we can’t buy time spent,” Segrist said, euphorically. The New York Times jumped “full force” into native 12 months ago, according to Tomich. “It’s been incredibly successful,” he said. “Success is limitless with this type of advertising.”" | http://bit.ly/1nZKdcB + http://bit.ly/1rzyfxM + http://bit.ly/1umjzEp + http://bit.ly/1zbHXYd + http://bit.ly/1rzJEMB "Facebook is no longer a social network. It’s the world’s most powerful news reader [...] I no longer go to the New York Times front page to start my day. I get there through the ‘side door.’ Facebook. [...] Facebook drives massively more referral traffic than Twitter, and publishers I’ve surveyed confide that the ratio can be as high as ten or twenty to one. [Even Pinterest comes before Twitter]" + http://bit.ly/1A0SAhX + http://bit.ly/1xbawCh
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Michael Kinsley’s review of Glenn Greenwald’s book is the worst thing The NYT Book Review has ever run | PandoDaily
>> NYT probably got some hints from Washington, what tone that book review should have. ...."The Greater Good. It’s why cop cars break the speed limit when responding to robberies. It’s why Rosa Parks, arrested for violating the long-standing rules and customs of the Montgomery transit system, is nevertheless a hero. She chose the laws she liked and ignored the ones she didn’t. And she was right." .... HISTORY WILL BE MY JUDGE.
Glenn  Greenwald  NYTimes  NYT  New  York  Times  Edward  Snowden  book  book  review  bias  history  Wikileaks  Julian  Assange  Jacob  Appelbaum  Whistleblower 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Jill Abramson was everything to young women at the New York Times.
The media called her “brusque” and  “polarizing.” But to young women at the New York Times, Jill Abramson was everything. [...] The mark Abramson made on her female employees wasn’t just a matter of optics. Abramson was committed to increasing women’s representation at the paper, and she got results. || + http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/05/15/jill_abramson_fired_from_the_new_york_times_here_s_why_it_stings.html + http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/19/313941751/fired-new-york-times-editor-losing-a-job-you-love-hurts + http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/05/16/3438585/jill-abramson-and-nora-ephron-its-personal/ ""Understand: every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you."" + http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/05/jill-abramson-grads-fungible
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Dear Jill: From One Pushy Media Dame to Another | Re/code
+ This has been a common theme in the coverage of the Abramson debacle — how different behavioral standards are applied to men and women, how strongly confident women get turned into waspish shrews, while men become commanding figures of authority. That’s the cliché, of course, but it does not make it any less true. || ++ http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/may/18/arthur-sulzberger-jill-abramson-new-york-times || ++ http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/19/313941751/fired-new-york-times-editor-losing-a-job-you-love-hurts + http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/may/18/arthur-sulzberger-jill-abramson-new-york-times
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
New York Times fights to limit criticism over apparent Abramson pay disparity | Media | theguardian.com
$475,000 vs $559,000 [...] The publication of the salary figures, which could not be independently confirmed but which neither the Times nor any of the protagonists denied, came as the newspaper fought waves of controversy over Abramson’s sudden dismissal. The revelations over the pay gap contributed to charges that sexism was at play. The failure of Sulzberger to articulate a justification for Abramson’s summary dismissal other than her style of managing the newsroom also led to charges that a man would not have been treated the same way. [...] The Times was playing damage control in its newsroom Thursday in an effort to reassure women in particular that Abramson had not been discriminated against. [...] [Fired her because they] didn’t think it was appropriate for her to take a warlike footing.” - http://nyr.kr/1mYSQG6 "brusque manner" SRSLY!? & http://nyr.kr/1hTB2J1 "ushed out for being “pushy,” a gendered critique." + http://nyr.kr/1g9SGgs
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
The New York Times Busted Lying Through its Teeth
NYT in the hands of a billionaire from Mexico. there had been before, non -coverage, about Carlos Slim (owner of telco's in mexico). and Washington Post was bought by Jeff Bezos. Press & dissemination of news - is one of the commanding heights of an modern economy (book).
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Why I’m Bullish on the News - POLITICO Magazine
Go maximum mass or maximum specific. [...] News organizations are also going to have to mix and match revenue models. I see eight obvious ones: advertising, subscriptions, premium content, events, cross-media promotion, crowdfunding, micropayments and philanthropy. [...] Today, this same science culture, this civilization of engineers and math, is again on the rise. And to many, it feels like it’s running away with the future. [...] The point is that, for people who aren’t deep into math and science and technology, it is going to get far harder to understand the world going forward. || + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/1-destroy-the-village-2-save-it-105923.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/lords-of-the-viral-internet-105905.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/brauchli-keller-interview-the-new-york-times-is-not-going-to-turn-into-buzzfeed-105900.html
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
US media yet again conceals newsworthy government secrets | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Freedom of Press in USA substantially curtailed. Plus: "It's extraordinary that the New York Times is clearing what it says about this [Wikileaks] with the US Government."
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february 2013 by asterisk2a
Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future - NYTimes.com
Between operational fiascos and flailing attempts to slash costs on the fly, it’s clear that the print newspaper business, which has been fretting over a looming crisis for the last 15 years, is struggling to stay afloat. There are smart people trying to innovate, and tons of great journalism is published daily, but the financial distress is more visible by the week.

“Most newspapers are in a place right now that they are going to have to make big cuts somewhere, and big seams are bound to show up at some point,” said Rick Edmonds, a media business analyst at the Poynter Institute.

- Those of us who work inside the racket like to think of our business as unique, but with underfunded pension plans, unserviceable debt and legacy manufacturing processes and union agreements, the newspaper industry looks a lot like, well, steel, autos and textiles.
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july 2012 by asterisk2a
US economics: One big Ponzi scheme - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
At the same time, the people investigating Madoff are making a small fortune. According to the Financial Times: "The army of lawyers and consultants helping to recover funds from Bernard Madoff's $19.6bn fraud stand to earn more than $1.3bn in fees, according to new figures that detail the cost of liquidating the huge Ponzi scheme."
The comments of readers to The Times appear to be more insightful than the paper’s own reports. Here is one from Texas: "I actually, sort of, feel sorry for this man. He was just doing what many investment firms were doing at the same time. He has been imprisoned as a scapegoat - yet many people since then - and to this day - are doing the same thing. Where are the indictments against the thousands of other people who did the same thing - and knowingly led this country into financial disaster?"
madoff  2011  SEC  nytimes  finance  FinancialCrisisInquiryCommission  Dodd-Frank  inequality 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
New York Times Reports Q1 Profit, Digital Ad Revenues Now 26% Of Total
Noteworthy: online advertising revenues now make up more than a quarter of the company’s total advertising revenues: it rose to 26 percent in the first quarter, up from 20 percent in the year before and 23.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009.

The company’s Internet businesses include NYTimes.com, About.com, Boston.com and other Web sites. In the first quarter, total Internet revenues increased 15.5 percent to $90.4 million from $78.2 million, and online advertising revenues increased 18.3 percent to $80.0 million from $67.6 million.

Internet advertising revenues at the News Media Group increased 11.2 percent to $46.9 million from $42.2 million due to strong growth in national display advertising, while classified advertising is still hurting.

Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/22/new-york-times-reports-q1-profit-digital-ad-revenues-now-26-of-total/#ixzz0lsAvRwFP
nytimes  tuki  advertisement  advertising 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook
Carr, in some senses, is right. Reading has changed. What’s not addressed is why this is a bad thing. Carr’s argument is rooted in a distinction between serious readers and non-serious readers. His example involves someone reading only a few paragraphs of a nytimes article, then posting it on Twitter. Carr defines this reading as, “reading in the way that rubbing against women on the subway is sex.”

His example is vivid but also flat out perverse. Carr is confusing length with quality, and more profoundly, he’s confusing the ends with the means.

The mission of an author isn’t to get you to ‘read all the words’, it’s to communicate in the rawest sense of the word. Whether you’re Jeff Jarvis or Dan Brown, you have an idea or a story and a book is a way to express it to the world.
iphone  iPad  nytimes  reading  ebook  publishing  publishing2.0  books  apps  culture  internet 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Media Apps and the iPad: Surprise! Free Is Better
Kevin Anderson, former blog editor at The Guardian, said that iPad app pricing is “a last act of insanity by delusional content companies.” And the sense that media apps are trying to wall off their content from the broader Internet is also likely to be disconcerting to some, says Josh Benton of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab. Meanwhile, some newspaper and magazine companies are still reluctant to embrace the iPad because they are afraid of ceding too much control — and giving up too much revenue to Apple,
Publishers are worried that paying Apple 30 percent of their sales from the device will eat into their revenues too much, and are also concerned that the computer company will wind up controlling access to the subscriber data that comes from the iPad. Several major media companies including News Corp. and the four largest magazine publishers are apparently trying to create their own digital storefront for content because they dont want Apple to control access to their publications
iPad  publishing  publishing2.0  newspapers  apple  itunes  ibooks  newspaper  NYTimes  WSJ  guardian  jeffjarvis 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Times Publisher Parties in Phoenix While Paper Gets Pinched - the rich - Gawker
His executive team just doled out $12 million or so in bonuses, hiking his own pay to $5.9 million (and either doubling it or raising it 32 percent, depending who you ask). Staffers are said to be up in arms over the payouts amid layoffs at the Times and pay cuts at the New York Times Company's Boston Globe. There's no need to bait the scolds with any evidence of indiscretion.

On the other hand, some more public hookups just might shut up the juvenile sucker punchers who lay out the Weekend Journal. We'd enjoy that.

Update: In a comment on our prior post, Kristof says she's friends with Suzlberger but denies being romantically linked to him.
nytimes 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”
Oh, and he points out, that the iPad will have a “fantastic browser.” No matter how many iPads the Apple sells, the Web will always be the bigger market. “There are 2 billion people on the Web,” he says. “The iPad will be a huge success if it sells 5 million units.”

As technology becomes ubiquitous, it goes mainstream.

Yes, there are still a lot of people and money in those boats—billions of dollars in revenue in some cases. “At risk is 80% of revenues and headcount,” Andreessen acknowledges, “but shift happens.” You’d have to be crazy to burn the boats. Crazy like Cortes.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
Editorial - The Second Year - NYTimes.com
The private sector seems unlikely to propel a self-sustaining recovery any time soon. That means more stimulus spending, not less, much more than the $154 billion jobs bill the House has passed. Mr. Obama offered some additional ideas, lending money to small businesses and giving them incentives for capital investments. The country will need to hear a lot more about that and how he plans to keep Americans in their homes.
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january 2010 by asterisk2a
Murdoch aims to tear up the online rule book - Telegraph
Beleaguered media executives have been toying with the idea of charging for content, but none has been so bold as to widely reintroduce the payment model most newspapers abandoned a decade ago. Mr Murdoch hopes charging for content will not only reverse News Corps fortunes – the company swung to a $3.4bn (£2bn) loss for the year to the end of June – but also revitalise the newspaper industry and ensure the future of quality journalism. "Quality journalism is not cheap, and an industry that gives away its content is simply cannibalising its ability to produce good reporting," Mr Murdoch said.

"The digital revolution has opened many new and inexpensive methods of distribution. But it has not made content free. Accordingly, we intend to charge for all our news websites. I believe that if we are successful, we will be followed by other media."
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Murdochs idea is rigth wing and Michael Arrington from TechCrunch is on the left wing of the future of journalism debate.
- Economics decide.
journalism  nytimes  techcrunch  michaelarrington  rupertmurdoch  future  content 
august 2009 by asterisk2a
NSFW: Trust me on the sunscreen (and the future of journalism)
And yet, I argued back, after camera phone dude helps us establish that the plane has crashed, who can we trust to tell us why it happened? While bloggers can own the first five minutes of any breaking story - a plane crash, a fire, a burglary - it’s always going to be the professional reporters who own the next five days, or five weeks. They walk the streets, work their contacts and - yes - trawl the blogosphere for eye-witness reports, and then take all of that information, analyse it, follow it up and ultimately provide an account of events that readers can trust.
blogging  blogosphere  blogger  journalism  print  print-is-dead  nytimes 
august 2009 by asterisk2a

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