6 August

NYT paywall successful. Has the new era arrived?

Last Month NYT reported a million digital subscribers for its paid digital service. The NYT went from 100,000 to a million subscribers in three months, an impressive growth rate. The model succeeded despite hand wringing from news freeloaders and industry analysts (paidContent.com predicted the model would fail). There are still a lot of questions about […]

1 August

Do you want to work in PR?

Good. We need you. The industry continues to outpace the labor market average in growth. There are more than 5,000 PR firms in North America. Add APAC and EMEA and the number increases by at least 400%. US Dept. of Labor says there are more than 60,000 PR managers in the US. Seattle accounts for […]

29 July

30% of tech journalist’s stories come from PR.

In the era of news 2.0, information is easy to get, context and relevance are hard. Wade Roush, xconomy editor and former editor at MIT Technology Review makes his case today in his weekly column. Thirty percent of his story leads come from from PR people. His biggest challenge is time. The lesson here for […]

20 July

News of the World begs for mercy.

Two years of hard, expensive investigative journalism at The Guardian (circulation 270,000) brings down News of the World (circulation 2.7 million) in one of the most cataclysmic political hearings since Watergate. While it won’t lead to his resignation, David Cameron may be searching for Nixon’s silent majority. The Guardian’s Nick Davies and Alan Rusbridger worked […]