very interesting moves…. toward digital first.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
It’s become obvious by now that many newspaper companies are struggling when it comes to making the transformation from print to digital. Shutting down the print version on certain days — as Advance Publications and Canada’s Postmedia have recently done with many of their titles — and putting up pay walls are seen as desperation moves, part of a forced march toward digital made as a result of financial distress. But not everyone sees it this way: The Daily Emerald, a student newspaper at the University of Oregon, is going “digital first,” not because it has to but because it sees that as the future and ultimately a better way to serve its readers.
As a recent profile of the paper at the Nieman Journalism Lab blog points out, the Daily Emerald isn’t just managing to scrape by; it is actually doing pretty well from a financial point…
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