monetisation

Jan
12
A brief translation of today's Facebook news from Facebook speak to English

A brief translation of today's Facebook news from Facebook speak to English

Facebook has made a major announcement about the future of its newsfeed and, in particular, its relationship to news publishers.
2 min read
Sep
05
Why is the journalism business so dismissive of Medium's new model? An experiment.

Why is the journalism business so dismissive of Medium's new model? An experiment.

This morning, I’ve written a 2,000 word blog post about journalism and publishing strategy. But, you’ll note,
2 min read
Aug
13
Medium: a post-advertising business?

Medium: a post-advertising business?

Interesting summation of Medium’s current business philosphy from Ev Williams: If remuneration is not part of the equation for
1 min read
Jul
04
How realistic are these pivots to video?

How realistic are these pivots to video?

The phrase “pivot to video” has become a common “strategic” explanation for newsroom layoffs over the last couple of years.
1 min read
Apr
26
Süddeutsche Zeitung: selling the agile paywall with the right content

Süddeutsche Zeitung: selling the agile paywall with the right content

Another set of liveblogged notes from Digital Media Europe 2017. Typos, inaccuracy and howling crimes against grammar and syntax probable.
2 min read
Jan
18
Ghost wants to be a publishing partner for 3 journalism startups - and help them find a business model

Ghost wants to be a publishing partner for 3 journalism startups - and help them find a business model

Ever since Ghost – the lightweight publishing platform – looked like it would actually happen, co-founder John O’Nolan has been talking
3 min read
Jan
05
Medium's direction shift: why we should welcome it

Medium's direction shift: why we should welcome it

Yesterday, the news broke that Medium has shifted direction, and is laying off some people, and bashed out a quick
3 min read
Oct
20
Buzzfeed doubles UK video production office

Buzzfeed doubles UK video production office

Jessica Davies: BuzzFeed’s shift to video is taking hold in its U.K. operations. The digital media company is
1 min read
Oct
10
The problem with ad blocker blocking

The problem with ad blocker blocking

Here’s a photo of my morning workstation: On the left, my iPad happily showing a news story about the
1 min read
Sep
06
High reach numbers: a dangerous seduction

High reach numbers: a dangerous seduction

Interesting observation from Antony Mayfield (who is finally blogging again): [The audience’s] antipathy to advertising in general (witness ad-blockers
1 min read