Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal has adroitly managed the transition to digital. The London Times, not so much. His other newspapers around the world? Not at all. So, he’s leading the charge to hold Google and Facebook to ransom. Plus, as always, the latest update of interesting recent developments around the world of media…
The herd is almost always wrong. It seeks safety in numbers because it is lazy, and terrified of an original idea. Independence could get you killed. That’s why conventional thinking can cripple an established business. This examination of the editorial process inside news companies is a call for change based on new product and market thinking. Plus, the latest update on new developments across the world of media
Predictable profitability is fatal without leadership committed to continuously challenging the assumptions on which it is based. You can’t do that if you don’t know how to build an open-minded and competitive culture
Newspapers are dying and digital news companies are struggling because their newsrooms either refuse to listen to the markets they serve — or don’t know how to. In the age of data, they’re flying blind. It’s time for a new generation of news product specialists…
In 2018, digital publishers struggled again to make their advertising sales number. The problem is not the market share of Google and Facebook. The problem is the product, and the way it is sold. Here’s what to do about that…
Traditional news monopolies had no incentive to invest in the art and science of creating user demand. So when the Internet arrived, users grabbed the chance to go to more interesting places. Can they be persuaded to come back?
To create a successful new product, you may not need an Elon Musk, but you do need someone with a strong personality. How do you manage them? How do you insert them effectively into your company?
2015 – a new era in news begins. Just as cable television created a new product cycle in media, introducing brands like Discovery and CNN and HBO, so new digital brands like Vox and Buzzfeed and Reddit are rising on the Internet
In 2018, more daily newspapers, by now out of cash and ideas, will be published only on Sundays, with news updates on online editions during the rest of the week
The secret to new product development in the Digital Age: Start small, fail early, fail often I’m going to let […]