Archive for 'Revenue'

Next Steps: What We Heard, What We Need

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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At the end of our New Business Models for (Local) News Conference last week we asked a question we’ve been asking since our first go-round three years ago: What’s next? What do we, as practitioners of journalism, need to do to help sustain journalism in this new age? It seems there is still a simple […]

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Tough love for news media

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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Here’s video version of the talk I keynote talk I linked below for the Munich Media Days conference a week ago. I gave them tough love, saying I was concerned about the protectionist talk I’ve heard from Germany media, not unlike one what can here in the U.S. and elsewhere. I also talked about the […]

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NewBizNews HyperCamp Schedule

Posted on 28. Oct, 2009 by .

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We’re looking forward to the New Business Models for (Local) News HyperCamp, scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th. The conference schedule is now available here and as a google doc. The day-long event will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism — 219 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC. Coffee and registration begin at […]

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The model of the new media model

Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by .

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Leo Laporte, creator of This Week in Tech and the TWiT network of podcasts, spoke before the Online News Association this week and presented the very model of the new media company: small, highly targeted, serving a highly engaged public, and profitable. (Full disclosure: I am a panelist on TWiT’s This Week in Google show.) […]

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The X Prizes for news (and media)

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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A conversation with our Knight Foundation friends at Aspen inspired me to think through what an X Prize for news could accomplish. Then this week’s report in the New York Times about the awarding of the NetFlix X Prize – and the far greater value it created, not just for NetFlix, but for its participants […]

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The Survey Results

Posted on 17. Sep, 2009 by .

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The foundation of the business models we built this summer was data culled from an online survey we conducted of web entrepreneurs. We asked online startups from across the country to give us a confidential glimpse at the nuts and bolts of their businesses. We sent invitations to hundreds of online news organizations, from hyperlocal […]

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Membership has its meaning

Posted on 04. Sep, 2009 by .

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In newspapers’ game of revenue roulette, there’s a lot of talk lately about their trying to create membership plans. The New York Times and the Guardian, to name two, reportedly have visions of tote bags, mugs, and events in their heads. And I think that’s a fine idea. No salvation. But a fine idea. I’ll […]

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New Organizations, New Relationships

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by .

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We’ve heard a lot about our forecasts for advertising revenues in the New News Organization this week (mostly asserting that our cpm and penetration assumptions are too optimistic). But, it seems our other goal–to envision a sustainable business built on a diversity of revenues–has been largely overlooked. In fact, in year three of our NNO […]

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The New Ad Network

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by .

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Ad networks have come a long way from those annoying punch-the-monkey banners used to fill remnant ad space. But while innovative networks like Glam Media are continually building new tools and services to connect online publishers with highly targeted ads for their audiences, the majority of them still focus on national advertising paired with the […]

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Advertising in a Sustainable Not-for-Profit Model

Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by .

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We’ve been getting a lot of great feedback to our models, both online and out in Aspen, since we made them public yesterday. Some of the best comments have come from Jim Barnett, who questioned some of the results in our not-for-profit model both in the comments and later in a piece on theNieman Lab […]

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