How 6AM City Is Rethinking Digital Media at a Local Level
May 18, 2020 at 8:31 am

From Greenville, S.C., to Lakeland, Fla., media company 6AM City is engaging audiences in communities across the southeastern U.S. with email newsletters in the spirit of The Skimm – but on a hyper-local level. In this episode, Co-Founder & COO Ryan Heafy discusses 6AM's business model, technology strategy, and plans for expansion.

Publishing Trends to Watch in 2020
October 24, 2019 at 8:50 am

The weather is cooler, the pumpkins are here, and it’s time for people with opinions to start publishing articles announcing what to watch for in the media and publishing industry in the coming year. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. The media industry is experiencing a flood of consolidations. From…

How Short-Run Print Can Activate Lucrative Niche Audiences
November 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

On the web, publishers have become adept at launching niche content verticals to engage very specific, often highly-monetizeable audiences. On the flip side, due to the economics of printing, publishers have historically had to take a one-size-fits-all approach to printed content. However, advances in digital printing and data integration are making targeted print more feasible…

John Conley Describes Digital Printing's Power to Engage Niche Audiences
November 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Digital printing is making it easier for magazine publishers to create hyper-targeted niche magazines. In this video print expert and CEO of Borderland Advisers John Conley explains how Cobblestone Living uses digital printing to deliver greater value to and increase revenue from its affluent audience of 500 subscribers. Conley is an advisor and speaker at…

Spirited Media Seeks New Revenue Streams After Layoffs
November 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

SPIRITED MEDIA LAID OFF STAFF at each of its three local news sites this week, undercutting hopes that the company and its team of investors may have cracked the code for a profitable and sustainable business model. ICYMI: Local news suffers a tremendous loss The layoffs come eight months after Spirited Media merged with the parent company…

The Risk of Billionaire-Funded Media, the Importance of Archiving, and Other Takeaways From the Demise of DNAInfo and Gothamist
November 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

What billionaires giveth, billionaires can taketh away. DNAinfo and Gothamist, two popular local news networks, were abruptly shutdown last night, just a week after employees of companies voted to unionize. Billionaire Joe Ricketts, who launched DNAInfo in 2009 and acquired Gothamist last year, wrote that while the two sites had accomplished much over the years…

Press Release: WGBH Boston And Yankee Magazine Team Up for Season Two of Captivating Series "Weekends With Yankee"
September 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm

BOSTON, MA (September 28, 2017) – Weekends with Yankee, the public television travel and lifestyle series featuring New England, has been tapped for a second season. Public-media powerhouse WGBH and Yankee magazine, the iconic publication that inspired the series, announced today that 13 half-hour episodes are slated to premiere in spring 2018, exploring more of…

Regional Magazines Gaining Popularity in The South
September 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

DECATUR, Ga. — It was Friday afternoon at Kimball House, a casually elegant bistro set in a 19th-century railroad depot where the bartenders wield Herbsaint, rye and peach honey. Chuck Reece, 56, editor in chief of the website The Bitter Southerner, was at the bar, poring over the day’s raw oyster menu and using a…

City Magazines, Dependent on Print, Face Uncertain Future Amid Wave of Deals
April 20, 2017 at 11:58 am

On my first day of work, at my first job in city magazines, Champagne was served in the lobby. I was in the Indianapolis headquarters of Emmis Communications, home of my new employer, Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Emmis, which was predominantly a radio company, had just been named to a Best Places to Work list. But…