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New subscribers, the small bright spot for ravaged publishing, are not churning at the same rate as other subscribers, according to early data from subscription platforms. The curve in subscription growth is starting to flatten for some but still … more
Print sales for the UK’s biggest national newspapers slumped by as much as 39% last month, as the coronavirus lockdown shut high streets and kept the nation at home. The Financial Times and the i newspaper reported the biggest decline in … more
The Atlantic’s announcement Thursday that it’s laying off 68 people — 17 percent of its staff — brought the freakout about the state of the media business to a whole new level: If even a billionaire-owned, profitable!!! publication that … more
The COVID-19 pandemic will change a number of businesses including advertising and media. Not since World War II ended 75 years ago, has there been such disruption on a global scale. In the years ahead, there will be references to a pre-pandemic and … more
Like many businesses, newsrooms have been forced to cut back their staffs during the coronavirus pandemic, shrinking the number of journalists of color covering the crisis. Many worry that, as the coronavirus spreads disproportionately across the … more
When a local politician and billionaire bought most of the national newspapers in the Czech Republic in 2014, a number of well-respected journalists and editors quit their jobs and started their own news publications. Reporter Magazin was one of … more
Hundreds of people have been messaging journalist Brenda Murphy on social media on a weekly basis since the coronavirus pandemic started hitting the Latino communities she covers in New Orleans. "The information changes by the minute," said … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered human behaviour in multiple ways. According to a survey in March 2020 by the U.K. Association of Online Publishers, adults in the U.K. were engaging in the following offline, in-home activities: Cooking: 50% Home … more
The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University has hosted the Collaborative Journalism Summit every year since 2017. The first two conferences took place in Montclair, N.J.; last year’s Summit was in Philadelphia. This year our … more
UK national newspapers no longer have to make their print circulations public through auditors ABC from today, which means we may never get the full picture of the impact of coronavirus on newspaper sales. News UK, publisher of the Sun and Times … more
The Atlantic told employees Thursday that it was laying off 68 people, or around 17% of its workforce, amid the economic devastation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. “This writing is hard two times over. It is the hardest writing in my 22 … more
The BBC will be forced to find further savings as it faces an estimated £125m in lost income this financial year as a result of the coronavirus crisis, despite record broadcast and digital figures. The corporation already has to make £800m in … more
In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders told readers. In some places, none of it was enough. Now, small newsrooms around the country, often more than 100 years old, … more
TheSkimm is planning to launch a full-fledged digital membership model later this summer called "Teal Memb’rship," Axios has learned. Why it matters: The company has been affected by the coronavirus crisis, with 20% staff layoffs a few weeks … more
In trying to sell ads against their coronavirus coverage, news publishers have gone through a Kubler Ross-esque progression. First, they got angry that there was zero appetite for direct sponsorship of news; next, they tried to minimize the … more
NPR announced today it has received a $4.7 million grant from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt to the Collaborative Journalism Network to create two new regional newsrooms--one in California and a Midwest hub connecting Member stations in … more
Gannett has launched a combined ad sales and news initiative for the end of the month on the theme of how businesses and individuals are preparing for a broad reopening of the economy. The “Rebuilding America” special issues, planned for May 30 … more
News publishers aren’t mincing words in their messages to push subscriptions, directly appealing to readers to support journalism and even make up for lost advertising revenue. The New York Times has run display ads reading, “In times of … more
Magazine publisher Bauer Media plans to close, merge or sell ten of its print titles it says will not be sustainable once the Covid-19 crisis is over. The titles affected are: music magazines Q and Planet Rock, car brands Modern Classics and Car … more
Today, The Community Listening and Engagement Fund is excited to announce grants to 20 news organizations to subsidize usage of tools and services that will help local publishers respond to community needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This … more
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