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Ken Clarke: Tories had deal with Rupert Murdoch for 2010 election | Politics | The Guardian
David Cameron may have done “some sort of a deal” with Rupert Murdoch to win the Sun’s support for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election, Ken Clarke, the former justice secretary, has claimed.

“Quite how David Cameron got the Sun out of the hands of Gordon Brown I shall never know,” Clarke said. “Rupert would never let Tony [Blair – Brown’s predecessor] down because Tony had backed the Iraq war. Maybe it was some sort of a deal. David would not tell me what it was. Suddenly we got the Murdoch empire on our side.”
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
Everything You Need To Know About iOS 9’s New Content Blockers | TechCrunch
Ben Thompson: Apple Enables Ad-Blockers - --- 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 - &! // &! 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] - //&! - Begun, The Mobile Ad-Blocking Wars Have [...] increasing bloatware of online advertising. &! << ad business model not working!!!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
It's not the BBC's fault the local press is in trouble | Media | The Guardian
Regional newspaper groups are disingenuous to point the finger at the corporation – they have been architects of their own decline by failing to invest
hyperlocal  local  journalismus  journalism  newspaper  newspapers  Print  is  Dead  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  snacking  creative  destruction 
july 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. &!
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community
[surrounding yourself with smarter people] In some sense you wouldn’t even be human anymore. People like Jeff are better regarded as hyper-intelligent aliens with a tangential interest in human affairs . . . Trust me folks, I saw this happen time and again, for years. Jeff Bezos has all these incredibly intelligent, experienced domain experts surrounding him at huge meetings, and on a daily basis he thinks of shit that they never saw coming. It’s a guaranteed facepalm fest. [...] Purpose-built distribution networks for different kinds of content are beginning to solidify into infrastructure, just as e-commerce did 10 years ago. And if we’ve learned anything about Bezos, it’s that he loves to own his own infrastructure and leverage it into new kinds of business we can’t even imagine right now.
journalism  digital-content  AWS  Kindle  investigative  journalism  ebook  journalismus  Jeff  Bezos  e-commerce  contentdeliverynetwork  ebooks  platform  paradgimshift  paidcontent  Amazon  Web  Services  Steve  Jobs  Apple  short-form  content  content  CEO  newspapers  Washington  Post  Amazon  infrastructure  jeffbezos  content  creator  newspaper 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ End of an era at the Post - YouTube
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to buy the Washington Post for $250m. FT editor Lionel Barber talks to Christine Spolar about the end of an era of family control at the newspaper. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit >>
journalism  journalismus  digital  economy  Washington  Post  digitalnatives  newspapers  jeffbezos  investigative  journalism  newspaper 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future -
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.
Schumpeter's  gale  creative  destruction  change  New  York  Times  nytimes  corporate  governance  pension  fund  pension  scheme  pension  obligation  Newspaper  Industry  mediachange  media  newspapers 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Drilling Down - Internet Eclipses Magazines in Ad Revenue in 2009 -
For the first time, marketers spent more in 2009 on Internet advertising than in magazines, according to a report from ZenithOptimedia, which said online ad spending would rapidly close ground on newspapers. Despite a record-setting $6.3 billion fourth quarter, online advertising revenue declined 3.4 percent for the year from 2008, the first year-over-year falloff since 2002. The loss in ad spending across all media was an even steeper 12.3 percent for the year and 2 percent for the fourth quarter.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that search ads posted a slight rise from 2008, comprising 47 percent of all Internet ad spending. Display ad spending rose a similar amount, while digital video ads climbed 38 percent. Revenues for online classifieds and e-mail advertising plummeted.
advertising  online  digital  internet  newspapers  newspaper 
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 EIC Byrne Gives Sneak Preview of Upcoming C-Change Venture - WebNewser
What I'm trying to create is a content and monetization network for the business audience. It has a mother ship, which is sort of like a HuffPo for business, finance, and economics. That mother ship is surrounded by a whole bunch of owned and operated separate satellites, that are Web sites on their own that serve specific business niches, like doing business in India, doing business in China, MBA's, entrepreneurship, things like that. Then around each of the satellites is a constellation of bloggers who align with the satellites for the purpose of getting some more coverage, getting more traction than they otherwise would on their own, and getting revenue.
HuffingtonPost  blogosphere  newspapers  journalism  newspaper  newscorp 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Learn from quarterbacks. (Scripting News)
The same said the CEO whisperer (TWiST)
--- when something goes bad, step back, let a day pass, and then take action.
newspapers  journalism  journalismus  newspaper  newscorp  blogging  blogosphere  lessons  lesson  leadership  entrepreneurship  business  management 
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.
iPad  tuki  newspapers  journalism  media  innovation  print  marcandreessen  nytimes  mediachange  advice  comment  opinion  technology 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Schumpeter: The emperor's clothes | The Economist
But the obstacles in the way of the heroic media mogul are especially big. Advertising is swiftly migrating online, and moving away from media companies as it does so. The internet retains the power to disintermediate (that is, bypass media firms by bringing products straight to consumers) and de-aggregate (turning albums into tracks and newspapers into articles). Few have worked out a way of making money from putting content online. Nor is it clear that a willingness to spend on media-playing devices is a wholly good sign. Consumers bought lots of iPods in the past few years. But they did not spend much money on music.

And there is always the threat that media moguls will go on another buying spree. The industry has a history of splashy mergers and acquisitions, particularly involving technology outfits, which end up destroying value. So let the content cocks crow. But if they start talking about synergies, run for the hills.
conglomerate  tuki  newscorp  newspapers  media  newspaper  M&A  nbcuniversal  comcast  internet  economics  trends  trend  content 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
BBC signals an end to era of expansion - Times Online
Mark Thompson, the Director-General, will admit that the corporation, which is funded by the £3.6 billion annual licence fee, has become too large and must shrink to give its commercial rivals room to operate.
bbc  journalism  media  tv  UK  newspapers  content  quality  tuki 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
Daily Media Use Among Children and Teens Up Dramatically From Five Years Ago - Kaiser Family Foundation
Over the past 5 years, time spent reading books remained steady at about :25 a day, but time with magazines and newspapers dropped (from :14 to :09 for magazines, and from :06 to :03 for newspapers). The proportion of young people who read a newspaper in a typical day dropped from 42% in 1999 to 23% in 2009. On the other hand, young people now spend an average of :02 a day reading magazines or newspapers online.
media  research  study  teens  children  culture  education  consumption  trends  internet  publishing  newspapers  future 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Guardian newspaper charges for iPhone app
The UK's Guardian newspaper has launched a paid-for news app, charging users a one-off fee of £2.39.
newspapers  mobile  paywall  guardian  apple  iphone  app  news 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Dan Froomkin: 'Playing it Safe' Is Killing the American Newspaper
A big part of the problem is that we're doing a really poor job of connecting buyers and sellers on our newspaper Web sites. Solving that problem should be the top priority for the folks on the business and technology sides of our business.
newspapers  businessmodel  journalism 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Etaoin Shrdlu: What if internet advertising is a foundation made of sand?
Ads may not be a viable [for] anything but search...we are increasingly reliant on systems [on] shakiest of foundations

"comScore’s study suggests we – collectively – may be becoming more [online] banner-blind over time."

What if social being built on sand, on ads almost no one looks at now & fewer will look at in two years?
advertising  journalism  newspapers  future  media  ads 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
James Murdoch sees smaller role for newspapers | Entertainment | Industry | Reuters
Newspapers will play a smaller role in News Corp's operations in future as the group focuses on more profitable pay-TV operations in western Europe and India, the group's head of Europe and Asia said.

James Murdoch, son of News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch, also said the company would remain conservative in its use of capital.

"We do not feel, looking at the overall environment, that we are out of the woods yet," he said. "We have got to continue to be pretty cautious."

James Murdoch, told an investor conference that News Corp, the world's biggest news company, expected to have smaller audiences for online news when it starts charging readers next spring, but journalism would still play a part in the group.
rupertmurdoch  newscorp  newspapers  journalism 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Journalists as ski instructors. (Scripting News)
Journalism is like skiing in the 50s or 60s. Previously it had been a sport that very few people enjoyed, and they were all very good. But now the doors were opening to amateurs, as it did with skiing. The pros are going to have to share the slopes with people who don't take the sport as seriously as they do. They're still going to be able to ski, but the rest of us are not just going to admire them for how skilled they are, we're going to do it too. They can even earn a living as ski patrol and ski instructors. Or lift operators or more mundane jobs like people who work in hotels and drive the shuttle bus. There are still jobs in skiing after the arrival of the amateurs. But the exclusivity is gone. Permalink to this paragraph
journalism  journalismus  newspapers  publishing  pitching  pitch  future  blogging  futurists 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Twitter urges Murdoch to be open
"We can give away this real-time feed of data to other companies such as Google and Bing to give them a better experience for searching Twitter," he said.
twitter  newspapers  newspaper  media  free  newscorp  open  new-economy  data  datamining  rupertmurdoch 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Financial Times editor says most news websites will charge within a year | Media |
The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has predicted that "almost all" news organisations will be charging for online content within a year.

Barber said building online platforms that could charge readers on an article-by-article or subscription basis was one of the key challenges facing news organisations.

"How these online payment models work and how much revenue they can generate is still up in the air," Barber said in a speech at at a Media Standards Trust event at the British Academy last night.

"But I confidently predict that within the next 12 months, almost all news organisations will be charging for content."
journalism  newspapers  paidcontent  content  revenue  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Op-Ed Contributor - News You Can Endow -
Today, we are dangerously close to having a government without newspapers. American newspapers shoulder the burden of considerable indebtedness with little cash on hand, as their profit margins have diminished or disappeared. Readers turn increasingly to the Internet for information — even though the Internet has the potential to be, in the words of the chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, “a cesspool” of false information. If Jefferson was right that a well-informed citizenry is the foundation of our democracy, then newspapers must be saved.

Although the problems that the newspaper industry faces are well known, no one has offered a satisfactory solution. But there is an option that might not only save newspapers but also make them stronger: Turn them into nonprofit, endowed institutions — like colleges and universities. Endowments would enhance newspapers’ autonomy while shielding them from the economic forces that are now tearing them down.
non-profit  journalism  newspapers  economics  business  model  businessmodel  payment  payments  micropayment  davidswensen  micropayments 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Rescuing The Reporters « Clay Shirky
TURNING Newspapers/metros/ etc into non-profits - is inevitably connected to streamlining/right sizing them.
For people who see newspapers as whole institutions that need to be saved, their size (and not the just the dozens and dozens of people on the masthead, but everyone in business and operations as well) makes ideas like Coll’s seems like non-starters — we’re talking about a total workforce in the hundreds, so non-profit conversion seems crazy.

Seen in that light, what’s needed for a non-profit news plan to work isn’t an institutional conversion, it’s a rescue operation. There are dozen or so reporters and editors in Columbia, Missouri, whose daily and public work is critical to the orderly functioning of that town, and those people are trapped inside a burning business model. With that framing of the problem, the question is how to get them out safely, and if that’s the question, Coll’s idea starts to look awfully good.
journalism  non-profit  newspapers  newspaper  business  businessmodel  model 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Nonprofit Newspapers: Think Tank : The New Yorker
Nonprofit Newspapers

In the foreseeable future, it seems, there will be two kinds of nonprofit newspapers—those which are deliberately so and those which are reluctantly so. Ever since I left the Washington Post, in 2005—after twenty years there that included a stint in management—and particularly since I joined the nonprofit world at the New America Foundation and started learning about the management and fund-raising issues at tax-exempt organizations, I have been mulling over this idea: that only by turning the Post into a nonprofit trust and raising a university-size endowment to support the newsroom could the paper retain the vitality it requires to serve as a successful watchdog over our constitutional system. Now David Swensen, the chief investment officer at Yale, and Michael Schmidt, a financial analyst, have come forward with a similar argument.
journalism  newspapers  nonprofit  non-profit  newspaper  business  model  businessmodel  economy  finance  payment  payments  micropayment  micropayments 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
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