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Senior editor at Digiday. (917) 209-8549 lucia@digiday.com

What journalists learn when they become entrepreneurs

digiday.com — Three years ago, Columbia's journalism school came out with a report that stated the painfully obvious: Journalists are ignorant about their business, and they need to get educated if they want their organizations to be competitive online. There are a few notable bold and brave journalists, however: those who have heeded the startup call, embracing the Silicon Valley startup ethos.

Throwback Thursday: Remember the 'Netflix for magazines?'

digiday.com — People love Netflix and Hulu, so it stands to reason that other companies would want to co-opt the model for their own industry. One such venture is Next Issue Media. It sounded like a great idea five years ago: Give people all-you-can-eat access to magazines and newspapers on their tablets, thereby generating a whole new revenue stream for publishers.

How Ziff Davis is expanding globally

digiday.com — The economics of digital advertising favor players with scale, and, increasingly, publishers are looking overseas for growth. The trick is to establish local credibility while keeping costs in check. The Huffington Post does it by partnering with local-market publishers.

How A/B testing became publishers' go-to traffic builder

digiday.com — David Ogilvy is quoted as having said, "On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent 80 cents out of your dollar." That figure may well be higher now, with people increasingly coming to the news by clicking links in their social media feeds.

This is the most important person at Gawker you've never heard of

digiday.com — Nick Denton, the co-founder of Gawker Media, is known for his penchant for measuring the impact of his blog network. Gawker started rewarding bloggers based on traffic back in 2008 (later switching to monthly uniques). His latest obsession is the company's sharply increasing revenue growth, which is displayed on a monitor that's mounted on the main floor of the Gawker headquarters in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood.

How are publishers getting programmatic wrong?

digiday.com — For publishers, having a programmatic sales strategy is no longer a question of whether it's something they should do but how they should go about it. According to a MagnaGlobal forecast, nearly 90 percent of U.S. advertising will be bought programmatically by 2017, up from about 50 percent this year.

Pageviews aren't perfect, but ad buyers see flaws in attention measures

digiday.com — Publishers are selling attention, but are advertisers buying? Turns out even those who support the use of attention minutes see limitations on its adoption. It's a tempting idea. The Internet is drowning in pageviews, which has depressed ad rates (a problem that's been exacerbated by the rise of mobile, where rates are even lower).

Meredith is the latest publisher to embrace native ads

digiday.com — Like many publishers, Meredith Corp. has acknowledged that its financial performance has been depressed by the rise of automated ad buying. Now it's fighting back with the tool of publishers everywhere: native ads. Meredith's first such ads will appear later this month on FitnessMagazine.com, which is set to relaunch Wednesday.

Inside Gannett's editorial innovation lab

digiday.com — When Gannett Digital created an interactive feature for the Des Moines Register called Harvest of Change, it wasn't just notable because it incorporated cutting-edge technology, virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. It's an example of the work the company is doing to try to create that scale and speed with forward-looking applications that can play across the company.

The Huffington Post offers agencies content lessons

digiday.com — In a deal with Leo Burnett, The Huffington Post will help the creative agency create content for clients, going so far as to embed one or two employees at Leo Burnett's Chicago offices. Leo Burnett also will have access to the HuffPost's social dashboard that tracks how content is performing on the site.
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Oct 24, 2014

Neat grafic via @nudd will tell you how much of your precious prose is wasted adweek.it/1DHDb7d

Oct 23, 2014

@NYDailyNews "don't panic" indeed. Glad to see tabs show restraint..

Oct 23, 2014

Only in NY kids does ego rule RT @joepompeo: "You can bet your bottom dollar Rupert will try to outlast the News” capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Oct 23, 2014

Stay calm: RT @voxdotcom: An Ebola survivor exemplifies how we should all react to the new case vox.com/e/6820010?utm_…

Oct 23, 2014

Writers "'never' write a story based on something sent thru a pitch.' Don't believe it. @HarvardBiz blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/get-yo…

Oct 23, 2014

Reporters get 38,000 emails a year. 26,000 of those are PR pitches: @HarvardBiz blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/get-yo…

Oct 21, 2014

So NYTimes makes premium email product free. So will they cut price of remaining Premier svc? capi.tl/1s2GkG0 via @capitalnewyork

Oct 21, 2014

Publishers are getting more like Silicon Valley all the time. Now, it's A/B testing shar.es/1mUC9M

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