Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Google Brings ‘Funding Choices’ Ad Messaging to More Countries & Adds Subscription Offer

After its launch in June 2017 for publishers in North America, the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, Google’s Funding Choices ad messaging is now expanding to 31 more countries. The program was created as part of Google’s “Coalition for Better Ads” efforts and is aimed to help publishers recover lost revenue from ad-blocking issues. The Funding Choices…

Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service

Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services. The Cupertino, California company agreed last month to buy…

Google’s GDPR Approach Raises Publisher Concerns

There’s nothing like a deadline to spur action. The May 25 date for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation has led to a flurry of activity, as players large and small look to get compliant. While attention is squarely on Facebook’s data practices, Google has raised concerns among several publishers…

News Sites Take Battle Over Tweet To Appellate Court

Time, Gannett and other news organizations are asking a federal appellate court to decide whether embedding a tweet in a news article can infringe copyright. The publishers are seeking to immediately appeal an order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest in New York,…

Why Publishers’ Membership Programs Often Include Access to Editorial Staffers

Among publishers looking for the right consumer revenue recipe, access to editorial staffers is becoming a common ingredient. New York magazine’s membership program, New York by New York, is focusing on exclusive events, which are often hosted or guided by editorial staffers like food critic Adam Platt. The…

As Fusion Media Implodes, Will the Gawker Orphans Hit the Block?

It was around 2011 when Isaac Lee, then a 40-year-old news executive at the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, saw the writing on the wall, and it read: multicultural millennials. So Lee and Univision made a bold, some thought outlandish, series of bets. It all began with Fusion, a general-interest Web site and corresponding cable channel launched in 2012…

Think Your Articles are Getting a Lot of Attention on Twitter?

An estimated two thirds of tweets linking to stories from some of the most popular websites don’t come from humans, but from bots, according to a Pew Research Center report published on Monday. Certain types of websites were much more…

Snap is Testing Commerce with Snapchat Discover Publishers

Snap has been stepping up efforts to curry favor with publishers, especially as publishers continue to feel the impact of Facebook’s news feed changes. Its newest pitch: commerce. Snap has begun testing a commerce function within a handful of Snapchat Discover publisher channels, according to multiple…

Press Release: Certified Audit of Circulations Plans Merger with Alliance for Audited Media

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 10, 2018) — With unanimous support, the board of directors of Certified Audit of Circulations (CAC) is recommending a merger with the Alliance for Audited Media to help keep audit rates low, ensure easy access of independently verified data to media buyers, and enhance customer service. Pending approval by both CAC…

Blockchain Impacts On Marketing, Publishing Could Be Far-Reaching

Blockchain has the potential to profoundly change a broad swath of industries, but perhaps none more dynamically than marketing – and that change may already be underway. The most obvious impacts will be on security, privacy and authentication, but blockchain also represents an…

The Washington Post Offers Exclusive Benefits in Push to Retain Subscribers

With help from Jeff Bezos’ money, The Washington Post has shown the ability to hit big audience gains and grow digital subscriptions, which passed the 1 million mark last year. Now, it’s facing the harder work of retaining those subscribers. To that end, the Post is working on a few features just for subscribers. One…

Press Release: JEGI Represents PennWell in Sale to Clarion Events

New York, NY and London, UK, April 4, 2018 – PennWell Corporation (“PennWell”), a leading integrated B2B events and information company serving the energy, safety, technology and healthcare sectors, has been acquired by Clarion Events, a portfolio company of Blackstone. The acquisition brings together two of the industry’s most well-respected names to create one of the…

Why Meredith is Serving Up More Shoppable Content on its Food Sites

Advertisers are hungry to connect ad spend to consumer purchases, and publishers want to grow their non-advertising revenue. Meredith is trying to serve up products that address both problems. The women-focused publisher partnered in March with eMeals, a subscription meal-planning app, where editors from Better Homes and Gardens, EatingWell and Allrecipes contribute meal plans and…

What the ‘Pivot to Video’ Looks Like at Condé Nast

It took three men two hours to shoot a 63-second overhead instructional video of Laura Rege, a recipe developer, making a cake for Bon Appétit — what people in the food-video industry call a “hands and pans.” At the Kitchen Studio, Condé Nast’s new 7,000-square-foot space in Industry City…

Future Publishing Confirms Newbay Media Acquisition

Future Publishing has confirmed its purchase of US content business Newbay Media for £13.8m, broadening the publishers reach across conferences, magazines, events, digital content and data services. Straddling London and New York Newbay also possesses a large B2B portfolio, publishing specialist titles such as Music Week, MCV and PCR, and also has a significant consumer reach…