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Do Paywalls Change the Engagement Equation?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.30.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Jake Batsell seems to think so, saying that while advertising-driven models of digital journalism aim to maximize page views, when news organizations ...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

NYT Expands Paywall | Posted 06.20.2013 | Media

The New York Times has announced new plans to limit the amount of content non-subscribing mobile readers can access each day with a new “mobile mete...

8 Suggestions to Save the Washington Post

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Kyle Hutzler

If the Washington Post does not start thinking and acting like a national paper, it will die the inevitable death of a regional one.

Paywalls Are Working, According To Publishers

Poynter. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media

Four top publishers Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to print and discussed revenue ideas for bolstering their products. The discussion was part o...


Poynter. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News will split from in early 2013, Meg Heckman reports. general manager Steve Alessi tells ...

The Paywall Is Just the Beginning: Why Variety's Decline Matters

Tien Tzuo | Posted 12.30.2012 | Media
Tien Tzuo

The decline of Variety magazine and its subsequent sale is further proof of the thin tightrope the media and publishing industries are walking today.

Let My Arts Coverage Go!

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I urge those who have or would have paywalls to continue to treat the arts as a loss leader and maintain that coverage online for free or almost free, outside of local and national news, business coverage and sports.

Paywall Takes A Bite Out Of NYT Traffic | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media

To understand the initial impact, we compared the total visits to for a 12 day period before the launch of the pay wall to the 12 days fol...

NYT Publisher Testily Defends Paywall

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media

The New York Times' new plan to charge online readers is no more complex than the print system, the newspaper's publisher insisted at a Columbia Unive...

San Francisco Chronicle Putting Up Paywall

The Bay Citizen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Media

The Hearst Corporation is considering a paywall for, the online portal of the San Francisco Chronicle, as part of a broad, new digital stra...

On Change, Disruptive Innovation, and the Problem With Paywalls

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

At last week's Changing Media Summit in London, sponsored by the Guardian, there was a mix of anxiety and excitement in the air. A rapidly changing ecosystem will do that.

Brazil, America and the Realities of Private Equity

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Andrew Ross Sorkin argues that virtuous Brazilians are akin to "what the fledgling private equity industry circa the 1970s in the United States pursued." That is, before they became greedy barbarians in the '80s.

New York Times Launches Paywall

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE, 3/28: The New York Times paywall officially went up at 2 PM ET. From now on, readers will be allowed to access up to 20 articles a month befor...

To Save the Times, Abandon Timeliness

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leah Anthony Libresco

I want to track a story as it develops, I certainly won't be looking at the print edition of anything, and, once the long-threatened paywall goes up, I won't be getting my updates from

The Gift of Money

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

With the Internet reducing search, transaction and distribution costs to near nil, savvy start-ups have been able to thwart the capitalist order and make use-value the sole value of a good once again.

Big UK Paper To Start Web Charges In September | Mark Sweney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Telegraph Media Group is understood to be planning to introduce charging for some of its digital content from September. The Daily Telegraph and Te...

Jason Linkins

Argument For Copyright Protection Undermined By Half-Baked Metaphor About Shakespeare | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I missed this on Valentine's Day, but in that day's edition of the New York Times, Scott Turow, Paul Aiken, and James Shapiro published an op-ed weigh...

NYT Paywall Won't Hit Vast Majority Of Readers

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times will introduce multiple subscription packages for its website when it unveils its paywall in early February, the Wall Street Journa...

New York Times Paywall Charges Reportedly Revealed

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times will charge readers under $20 a month for full access to its website, BusinessWeek reports. The magazine cites "a person familiar ...

London Times Reveals Paywall Subscription Figures | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

News International announced this morning that it has secured 105,000 sales from people who have paid to access either the papers' websites and/or its...

Study Hints At What Web Users Will Pay For

AP | BY ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — The Web may seem like the land of something for nothing. Free video. Free news. Even free tools such as word processing and spreadshe...

You're Not Going to Believe This But the Future of the New York Times May Now Actually Be Bright

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henry Blodget

The crisis has passed. And The New York Times is now actually in much better shape than most people think -- so much better that its future might even be bright.

Boston Globe To Launch New, Paid Site

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BOSTON — The Boston Globe will create a new, paid subscription Web site next year and limit the content on its free site, The newsp...

TIME OUT: Time Pulls Free Magazine Content From Web

AllThingsD | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Reuters' Felix Salmon saw fleeting evidence of a Time paywall last month; now NiemanLab has spotted it again. It's possible it's an experiment, and I'...