Americans tablet owners don’t seem too keen to pay for news content, says this NielsenWire post, citing a study.
Some news organizations are not only building their own timeline tools but also using them effectively. A post from the ProPublica Nerd blog explains in some detail the kind of thinking and experimentation that goes into that kind of an effort. Of course, you have better control over things if you have built your own tool - and ProPublica has one called TimelineSetter. Yes, newsrooms could try it out - it’s open source.
Everybody knows sharing is important to news sites, but this CJR article has some pointers to how they could be getting their sharing strategies wrong.
In deciding the particulars of how audiences can share journalism, news organizations must achieve balance between content that is easy to share, and that which audiences can repackage if they wish.