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The New York Times Broken Digital Business Strategy

I subscribe to the New York Times and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, for Sunday-only newspapers, both with full 24/7 digital access. But I’ve gotten sick of throwing a pound and a half of newspapers into the recycling bin every Sunday morning the moment they come through the front door. I’d rather read my newspapers on my […]

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Rick Liebling Q&A:”Cultural Singularity” Blew Up Our Culture In 1986—Now What?

Rick Leibling’s essay “The Cultural Singularity Paradox” sets out the idea that somewhere in the 1980s we passed a point where technology, music and urban culture combined to breech the walls of monolithic mass media in America. Technology has now spread this “cultural singularity” to the point that we can no longer predict how and why culture will change, what trends will become popular and what memes we will chase.

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How The Christian Science Monitor Used SEO Strategies to Drive From 3M to 25M Page Views

An extraordinary case study published by the Nieman Journalism Lab about the transformation of the Christian Science Monitor from a dying print-focused publication to a Web-first online focused publication that drove page views from 3 million per month to 25 million in two years. Entitled, “Chasing pageviews with values: How the Christian Science Monitor has adjusted to a web-first, SEO’d world,” is was authored by Jonathan Groves and Carrie Brown-Smith.

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The Death of the Little Flip That Could

Flip was in the business of turning everybody into their own video studio for a very low, one-time cost of less than $200. That apparently was a good enough business model for Pure Digital Technologies, the builders of the Flip. It wasn’t good enough for Cisco, a company focused on routers. Yes, there are competitors coming from Sony and Kodak, but Flip had the brand equity, the reputation.

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