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

by Frederic Filloux

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The secret cost of pivoting to video – Columbia Journalism Review

Mic’s website audience is tanking by millions of readers a month—and if it continues, it just may save online journalism. That’s because Mic is another example of the cautionary tale set by publications that pivot to video. The strategy, which came into vogue around May 2016, goes like this, with apologies to a famous South […]

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What iOS 11 means for news publishers and readers – Columbia Journalism Review

Apple’s new iOS 11 operating system, set for release today, will lead to several changes in how readers consume news, be it through podcasts, Apple News, or the Web. It also brings tweaks to privacy and advertising guidelines that have implications for the news business. Publishers have good reason to watch closely: There were more […]

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Are publishers making money on Facebook? “Not really,” a new report finds » Nieman Journalism Lab

For years publishers have held onto the hope that all their investments in Facebook will, at some point, pay dividends when it comes to revenue. But a new report from WAN-IFRA suggests that, for most publishers, that’s still far from the case — and they’re not happy about it.Surveying nearly …

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The Athletic, that local sports startup with no advertising, raises $5.4 million and scoops up Sports Illustrated’s former top editor » Nieman Journalism Lab

“The Athletic’s subscriber model allows us to focus entirely on high-quality written content. NO ads, NO auto-play videos, NO clickbait.”

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