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December 7, 2012
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  • Daily Beast contemplates paid access
    With plans to cease print publication for Newsweek and make it a paid online product set to take effect next year, the Daily Beast may eventually follow suit by introducing paid access, the company says. "Like many other media companies, we are exploring metered access down the line," said spokesman Andrew Kirk. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Newspapers extend search for fresh revenue streams
    Depressing ad sales numbers on both the print and digital sides mean that newspapers need to think more broadly and develop a variety of ways to generate revenue, two publishers say. The Dallas Morning News has launched an events company and is selling digital marketing services to small businesses, for instance. And U-T San Diego is employing its sales force to sell ads and sponsorships for its online TV channel. (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Online publishers tap NDN to fill video maw
    A pipeline of video from networks and local TV stations supplied to online publishers eager for viewable content is the lucrative business model of the low-profile News Distribution Network. Currently, NDN has 4,500 partners, including such major titles as the New York Post, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times and Forbes. NDN provides a complete service, handling advertising and even pairing it with content. Adweek (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Intelligence 
  • Study: Ads relevant to news win more attention on mobile
    Two-thirds of U.S. consumers say they're more likely to pay attention to ads that are somehow relevant to the news they're paired with on mobile devices, according to a Mojiva ad network study. The result takes on added relevance in light of another finding, that almost 1 in 4 U.S. consumers say mobile devices are their primary source of news. ClickZ (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Third-party services help SMBs get more from Facebook
    Facebook is eager to encourage small businesses by making it easier for them to find third-party tools that can streamline their use of the site, says Dan Levy, the network's small-business lead. "In an ideal world complexity wouldn't exist ... Until that day comes, we think there's a lot of third-party service providers that can help companies use Facebook," Levy says. MediaPost Communications/Online Media Daily (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Media Industry News 
  • Layoffs come to Newsweek
    Layoffs are being announced at Newsweek today, as print publication of the magazine winds down. Several major staffers have already lined up new jobs and are leaving ahead of any cuts. The New York Observer (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Suicides raise troubling questions for reporters
    When the subject of an unflattering story commits suicide, it's appropriate for reporters to reflect on what effect their work might have had in the situation, writes Dan Stockman, a senior reporter at The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind. But to begin with, journalists should work to never write anything they might later regret and always go the extra step to be fair and give prominence to the subject's side of a story. Stories blog (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  API News and Events 
  • Transformative Business Models: blueprint for new digital businesses
    Business model transformation requires new digital capabilities, new sales channels and new products. At API’s Transformative Business Models workshop, you’ll learn the best practices of industry leaders who are creating new digital revenue streams through sales strategies, paid content models and e-commerce. Join innovation expert Clark Gilbert, president and CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media, for a repeat of the sold-out October workshop presented with The Poynter Institute on Jan. 24-25 in Arlington, Va. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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