Tag: pay walls

by Paul Spinrad

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. “Information wants to be free” is a beautiful rallying cry, but Stewart Brand’s original quote also says that information wants to be expensive because it’s so valuable. Publishers have always […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

From a business perspective, the Financial Times is one of the most successful traditional newspapers in the world in the transition to digital. The specifics — generously shared by FT managing director Rob Grimshaw — are instructive for any publisher, media manager or executive. There are a number of ways to quantify the FT’s success. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo case will shape TV’s future (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as pay wall plans increased (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat) 4. Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New York Times is building a new TimesMachine (Nieman Lab) 2. Publishers try a different kind of pay wall, unlocked by watching web video (AdAge) 3. Journalists quit Trinidad paper in press freedom crisis (Guardian) 4. Months after settlement, retailers start cutting Penguin e-book prices (paidContent) 5. Charter CEO pushes cable consolidation (WSJ) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Orphaned Tumblr Storyboard posts find new home on Mashable (Mashable) 2. One downside of pay walls: Where does your growth come from? (PaidContent.org) 3. Would you talk to an ad on your smartphone? (ReadWrite) 4. How to live life after Google Reader (PSFK) 5. Snapchat and the power of deletion (The New Yorker) 6. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The problem with online freelance journalism (Reuters) 2. Pay walls for digital content are getting higher, starting sooner (paidContent)  3. No end in sight to tough Venezuelan control over media, social or otherwise, following Chavez passing (Variety) 4. YouTube to launch streaming music service, take on Spotify (CNN Money) 5. Medium wants to help […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The New York Times popularized the notion of a news organization charging for some content using the “metered pay wall.” That means you get to read a certain number of free articles per month, then you have to pay up. That model is certainly getting around, with many more newspaper sites putting up pay walls, […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Andrew Sullivan’s ad-free publishing experiment sees six-figure revenue in first six hours  (TechCrunch) 2. There’s no avoiding Google+ (WSJ) 3. From mobile to taking on newspaper pay walls, 3 big moves for local TV in 2013 (Lost Remote) 4. iPad web traffic share […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Even a superstorm is no excuse for journalists not to check Twitter trolling (Guardian) 2. For campaigns’ traveling press corps, social media has changed way game is played (WaPo) 3. How to get your readers to love pay walls (paidContent) 4. Jake Levine […] more »

by Devin Harner

The following is a commentary by PBS MediaShift contributor Devin Harner. Newsweek’s cover story last week declared that “Heaven Is Real,” at least according to a previously skeptical neurosurgeon who recovered from a near death experience, and lived to write about it. After the announcement on Thursday that it’s killing its print edition at the […] more »