This Is What’s Missing From Journalism Right Now | Mother Jones
“Typically, nonprofits like us run big pledge drives that seek, frankly, to scare you into giving—”donate right now, or this VERY BAD THING will happen!” It’s not an approach that respects your intelligence, it makes for a bad user experience (lots of emails and online ads), and it doesn’t really match up with the work you want us to do.”
The answer to journalism’s biz model problem? Subscription redux — Medium
” Paywalls, apps, and subscriptions are all part of the closing of the net and the erection of those garden walls around fertile content. The worry is that the best journalism and the enhanced news service I am talking about are only available to those who can pay. There is also the worry that it helps underpin the drift towards filter bubbles of self-referential communities.”
Facebook Traffic to Publishers? Up? Down? Huh? (by @baekdal) #analysis
“Apart from Huffington Post who has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride, everyone else has seen a decline in engagement. So it’s not just reach that is in decline, it’s also the number of times people like, comment and share each post.”
Distributed content poses new challenges for publishers | IJNet
“Where are the watchdogs?
It could be that this migration to distributed content represents the final step in the evolution of news media from leaders of public discourse to a role of mere syndicators of content to giant internet platforms.
With traditional media weakened, which institutions will act as a counterweight to existing political and business interests? Which media will act as watchdogs for the public interest?