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Trust in news is about more than the news

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strategy:
A conversion that (never) ends. Mapping publisher funnels

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Addressing news avoidance will help you fix the entire audience flow

 

—   trends   —

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trends:
The trends currently favor media innovation

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trends:
An ode to journalism (and why I'm frustrated when we are not doing it)

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trends:
How to publish news for young people (advisory analysis)

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trends:
What we (the press) need to change before the next pandemic

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trends:
Wars and advertising don't mix... but we also make it harder for ourselves

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trends:
Transactional vs community-based vs societal publishing

 

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monetization:
In-depth media analysis: What should we do with media bundles?

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monetization:
Don't sell magazines. Sell what is in them

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monetization:
Why advertising and subscriptions are so hard to mix, but not impossible

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monetization:
How much should a newspaper or magazine cost? It's not the price that defines it

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monetization:
A guide to 'delayed subscription' models

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monetization:
Paid-for strategies: Defining what people pay for

 

—   strategy   —

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strategy:
A conversion that (never) ends. Mapping publisher funnels

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strategy:
Addressing news avoidance will help every other element of publishing

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strategy:
Managing churn from start to finish

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strategy:
What to consider before switching from subscriptions to memberships

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strategy:
We need to innovate our formats

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strategy:
What if a newspaper was something completely different?

 

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analytics:
Creating a propensity model for publishers

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analytics:
How my focus on analytics has changed as an independent publisher

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analytics:
How can publishers measure trust and other editorial metrics?

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analytics:
A guide to analytics for independent journalists

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analytics:
Why producing less news leads to a boost in subscriptions

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analytics:
GDPR: How publishers can track things without tracking people

 

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thoughts:
Why publishers who try to innovate always end up doing the same as always

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thoughts:
A guide to using editorial analytics to define your newsroom

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thoughts:
What do I mean when I talk about privacy and tracking?

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thoughts:
Let's talk about Google's 'cookie-less' future and why it's bad

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thoughts:
I'm not impressed by the Guardian's OpenAI GPT-3 article

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thoughts:
Should media be tax exempt?

 
 

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