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“De Correspondent” and the blueprint for a successful membership model

by Frederic Filloux

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New Feature: Free Imagery Now Available in Hail

Good imagery makes all the difference to your stories, but if you don’t have anything on hand it’s been a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating experience to search for and add high-quality imagery to your articles and newsletters. Not any more thanks to our brand new Pixabay integration!

Source: New Feature: Free Imagery Now Available in Hail

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A New Media Picker for the iOS WordPress App

Mediatiedostot suoraan WP-sivulle iOS -laitteesta.

The WordPress.com Blog

Sometimes it’s the extra touches that make all the difference; on your website, that’s the photos and video that give your content life.

You asked for streamlined access to your media library and the camera and photos on your device, to make uploading and inserting photos and videos easier. We hear you loud and clear! A freshly-updated media picker is now available in version 8.5 of the WordPress app for iOS.

What’s New

The new media picker was designed to allow quicker access to your media right from the new Aztec editor. Now you can insert videos and photos without leaving the editor. Click the plus sign — just like in the desktop editor:

The picker’s toolbar has buttons that provide full screen access to media already on your device, the camera, and your site’s media library.

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Whether you need to insert a photo you’ve already uploaded, capture…

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‘Stratechery as a service’: Substack aims to streamline the creation of independent subscription news sites » Nieman Journalism Lab

What’s the most effective way to encourage more writers to start their own subscription sites? Reduce the time they spend doing anything that’s not writing, argues Substack.

Source: ‘Stratechery as a service’: Substack aims to streamline the creation of independent subscription news sites » Nieman Journalism Lab

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Audioboom is ending its free service. Here are some free mobile audio tools you can use instead

Online Journalism Blog

Changes afoot at audioBoom With the massive growth in podcasting globally, we have have found that in order to offset the cost of platform maintenance, upgrades and related services we can no longer provide accounts for free. So, starting 4th December 2017, audioBoom will only offer a $9.99 monthly subscription to our current users that have thus far enjoyed ad-free channels at no cost. audioBoom’s $9.99 monthly subscription is a great fit for podcasters with smaller audiences or those who simply want an ad-free option for hosting and distribution. Audioboom’s announcement that it will end free accounts

It’s been widely rumoured for some weeks now that Audioboom was about to end its free service – and this morning an email to users of the service confirmed that. From December 4, it says, “audioBoom will only offer a $9.99 monthly subscription to our current users”.

So what do you use if you want to produce mobile audio but don’t have the budget for Audioboom’s service? Here are three apps for three use cases…

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Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google

The WordPress.com Blog

Google Photos is one of the most popular ways of storing and sharing photos online. WordPress.com is one of the most popular ways to blog. Wouldn’t it be great if they played well together — if you could use photos you’ve uploaded to Google on your site?

We thought so, too: starting today, you can browse, search, and copy photos from your Google account right from your blog posts and pages. Introducing: photos from Google!

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