Would You Pay to Read Entertainment News Online? Time Inc. Sure Hopes So

Since Time Inc. became an indepedent publicly traded company last June, executives at the nation's large magazine publisher have tried to convince Wall Street investors that it's quickly transforming into a digital-first media company. It's certainly made strides, introducing video series, increasing traffic to sites like Time and People and, just this week, acquiring sports blogging network FanSided.But the company remains heavily reliant on print. During the first quarter of 2015, print comprised roughly 80% of the company's advertising sales, which is responsible for well more than half its overall revenue.Now, to wring more money from digital, Time Inc. has implemented a paywall for Entertainment Weekly's website, the first in what will be a series of paywalls across the company's various sites. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2015-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Florida men deny smalltown library access to the New York Times online, citing “fake news.”

The bullpen of the 1993 San Diego Padres Citrus County Commission (pictured above) has denied funding to county libraries for digital subscriptions to the New York Times. Led by left-handed middle-reliever area man Scott Carnahan, the commission (comprised of Scott, Jeff, Ron, Jimmie, and Brian)... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-05 16:08:55 UTC ]
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News Corp's Thomson talks of online progress at the Times and Sun

But he doesn't provide any figures to back up his positive claims about subscriber totalsThe Times "is delivering both volume and higher revenue per subscriber", says the News Corp chief executive and former Times editor Robert Thomson.He added: "Digital, which already accounts for nearly... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Pay as you read site hoping to raise $50,000

A start-up is hoping to create a new digital publishing platform for independent authors that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Search Engines And Online News Aggregators Could Have To Pay To Use Snippets From Newspapers In Germany

The parties in Germany's ruling coalition have proposed a new protective copyright law for news publishers to ensure they are compensated by "commercial traders" that use pieces of their copyrighted content online, according to an automat ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Financial Times To Fold Paid Online News Service Tilt

The Financial Times will close FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service for finance professionals in emerging markets, at the end of October. "We propose to close FT Tilt at the end of October," an FT spokesperson told FOLIO:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Times of India, New York Times, News Corp Share Content-to-Commerce Case Studies

Leaders of content-to-commerce initiatives at three global news media companies shared in-depth looks at how those projects started and how they are Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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10 New Horror Manga To Read in Time for Halloween

Are you prepared for the explicit gore of these new horror manga reads? Dive into our recommendations for your best starting points. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Christian Cooper wrote a graphic novel about birding, and you can read it online for free.

We’ve all seen the video by now: Amy Cooper, a white woman, lying to police about Christian Cooper, a writer and longtime birder who politely asked her to move her dog out of a part of Central Park designated for birdwatching. Now, he’s written a graphic novel about birdwatching for DC Comics,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-10 16:06:45 UTC ]
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Indebted rural council asked to help pay for News Corp 'bush summit', documents show

The Daily Telegraph and Sky News summit was designed to help reinvigorate rural towns but some councillors unhappy they were asked to help fund itThe Daily Telegraph and Sky News asked the Snowy Monaro regional council for $15,000 in cash and services to help pay for the newspaper’s “bush... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-04 20:00:35 UTC ]
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It’s Time to Radically Rethink Online Book Events

Before the stay-at-home orders came down in Baltimore, the last thing I did in person was participate in a panel conversation about—ironically—“art and the apocalypse.” In retrospect, we should have cancelled, but the threat in Maryland still felt surreal; those were the days when it seemed like... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-07-28 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Extends Open License for Online Readings Through 2020

The program was first announced in March to encourage digital read-aloud sessions for libraries and schools forced to close by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Canada Could Be Next in Challenging Google to Pay Publishers | News & Notes

In April, French regulators ordered Google to help develop a system to reward the country's news outlets with licensing fees when portions of their stories are displayed on the tech giant's news tab or in its search results. The decision was hailed as a triumph for publishers by those favoring... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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How The Local’s Nine News Sites Tweaked Their Way to 11,000 New Paying Members During the Pandemic

Digital publisher The Local quickly became a focal point for English speakers across Europe when cases of the coronavirus were Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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According to the New York Times bestseller lists, a lot of people are reading about racism.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi pointed out on Twitter last night that books about racism (including two of his own, How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning) are making up a significant portion of the New York Times bestseller lists. “The resistance is from the loudness of demonstrations to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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News Corp Cuts More Jobs, This Time at Its Metropolitan Newspapers

News Corp has made more job cuts, this time to its metropolitan mastheads, as the company again signals it is Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-06-09 21:44:49 UTC ]
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News Corp cuts more jobs, this time at its metropolitan newspapers

Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph and Australian newsrooms to be reshaped as the company moves away from print to focus on digitalNews Corp has made more job cuts, this time to its metropolitan mastheads, as the company again signals it is moving away from print to become “much more focused on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-09 09:47:40 UTC ]
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Summer reading has a fraught history. But if there was ever a time to delight in escapism, it’s now.

As soon as people discovered the pleasures of a diverting novel, some starchy scold swooped in to make them feel bad. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A dodgy dossier? How News Corp hyped a US government reading list into a China coronavirus 'bombshell'

A Murdoch media exclusive about China covering up the origin of Covid-19 appears to be based on an unclassified US state department reference paper It was touted as a world exclusive – a “bombshell dossier” that exposed China’s “batty science” and backed up Donald Trump and US claims that... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-26 09:08:59 UTC ]
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Dr. Seuss meet Dr. Dre: Online reading gets a new rhythm

Over the cool beats of a rapper's rhythm, Wes Tank is inspiring his YouTube followers with a new twist on children's book classics. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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