Ken Doctor | The newsonomics of The New York Times’ Paywalls 2.0 | Nieman Journalism Lab
Tony Haile, reported by Alex Halperin | This man decides what you read | Salon
My body has always been drawn to make dance (asana) and music (pranayama/japa). These are very deep, very old, very primal human spiritual actions. I believe they are spiritual because if we have body, breath, and voice layering on top of our soul/God/Self, why not use these tools to discover and connect?
As a yoga teacher, I intend to:
- Save my mind, body & spirit
- Spread crazy love & joy
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Adam Felder | Ratio Metrics: How Atlantic Media Measures Article Performance | blog.Parse.ly
Dana Chinn | Search | News Numbers (via #news4analytics ONA hashtag!)
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As in all of life, it isn’t binary, it’s about a good balance of it all. The bundle is important, and the unbundle is important. I disagree with the forced dichotomy being created here, but appreciate the debate on the business of journalism.
The Onion calls out CNN for doing what digital publishers do: resort to cheap tricks to generate pageviews.
Satirical site the Onion served up a brutal piece of humor yesterday – and in the process offered a better critique of digital media than can be found in almost any legitimate news source.
Click through to read the rest.
Howard Simons via Gene Weingarten | Open Letter to Jeff Bezos | The Washington Post
New CRO Kevin Gentzel has little interest in adapting the tactics of Buzzfeed.
I did a Q&A with Gentzel, and he had a pretty amazing response, calling out a company, but not by name:
Slide shows generate lots of pageviews. Are slideshows a menace?
Readers are interested in lists. Is it a menace? If you’re looking at slide show with 1,000 slides, that’s fairly menacing. If you’re looking at more of a bite-sized list of 10-20, it can be fun to go through a slide show.
Is everything then going to become a listicle?
Not at The Post. There are entire businesses that have structured a model around listicles. And they will remain nameless. It’s not our style of journalism. There’s a place for that, not just here.
Click through to read the rest about what he’s going to do with the WaPo in digital.