Content Licensing

Snopes Pulls Out of its Fact-Checking Partnership with Facebook
February 4, 2019 at 11:34 am

Snopes is no longer debunking misinformation in partnership with Facebook. In a statement published Friday, the fact-checking site said that it has withdrawn from its partnership with the technology company, which enabled them to decrease the reach of false stories, images and videos in the News Feed. (Disclosure: Being a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles is…

Meredith CEO Says Revenue Now Only Half Ad-Based
February 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

It’s been a year since Meredith Corp. acquired Time Inc. and while the latter no longer exists, the former is pleased with how things have turned out. In a memo to staff, Tom Harty, who has also been chief executive officer for about a year, boasted that Meredith’s much expanded portfolio now counts roughly 45 million subscriptions and drives around…

Apple News Boosts Readership To 85 Million
February 1, 2019 at 9:06 am

Apple scored a victory of sorts as its stock climbed after the iPhone maker revealed dismal results from its fiscal first-quarter that included the holiday buying season. The company also revealed positive metrics for its growing services business that includes its Apple News content aggregator. On Jan. 2, CEO Tim Cook had braced investors for…

How to Create a Successful Online Subscription Product (Part 1)
January 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

These days, it seems that nearly every publisher is considering some form of paid subscription model. Companies want to diversify from reliance on advertising. Some want to adapt their print subscription model to the digital realm while others want to launch a new paid subscription offering online. Unfortunately, most publishers aren’t setting themselves up to…

How Publishers Are Venturing into Subscription Video on Demand (AKA OTT)
December 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Over the past decade, video has become a standard component of the content mix for media brands. Most publishers have ramped up their video-making and monetization capabilities, increasing quality and volume of in-house video production and hosting them on their own sites and distributing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and…

Inside Apple’s Pitch to Wary Publishers
October 3, 2018 at 8:00 am

You can’t blame publishers for being wary when a giant Silicon Valley tech platform comes to them promising big new audiences and (someday) a way to make money off them. But publishers, burned by Facebook, are now looking with no small amount of optimism to Apple, which has quietly wooed publishers over the past year…

Press Release: LSC Communications Announces Strategic Equity Investment in Content Logistics Company MAZ
August 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LSC Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LKSD), a leader in traditional and digital printing solutions, announced today an equity investment and the signing of a definitive reseller agreement with MAZ Systems Incorporated. MAZ is a New York City-based content logistics company that enables brands, media and publishers to publish any content to various output channels, including…

Yes, There Are Platforms That Actually Pay for Publishers’ Content
April 25, 2017 at 9:59 am

There has been a lot of talk lately in the publishing industry about platforms. Should we share our content on LinkedIn, Facebook, or even Snapchat? Does this help us? Will we make any money? According to a Publishing Executive survey, 11% of respondents believe that platforms will provide a new revenue stream to their businesses,…