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PinkNews, a bootstrapped publication covering news and entertainment for the LGBT community are growing, with 24 employees and an expanding community around the world. Founder Benjamin Cohen talks about revenue streams for growth and what they’ve learnt on the Digiday podcast.
A short summary of the best ways in which digital publishers have innovated and grown in the past year, including harnessing adblockers, subscriptions, testing storytelling formats and owning the relationship with readers.
There’s no single solution for everyone, but there are several success stories to learn from. Journalist Beth Braverman shares some interesting examples of publishers who have managed to evolve and diversify.
In a letter to readers, to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette announces that their organisation was becoming unprofitable in 2018. In order to adapt, they shifted their newspaper subscribers to an iPad version, and discovered that many of their readers enjoyed it more!
An anti-fake news initiative in Finland that was launched back in 2014 taught residents, students, journalists and politicians how to counter false information. It seems to have worked pretty well and now others may be looking toward Finland for inspiration.
“YouTube is introducing a major change to the way real-time subscriber counts are displayed, which could prevent analytics sites like Social Blade from actively displaying whether creators are gaining — or, more importantly, losing — subscribers.”
A new tool launched this week to help people with discovery in the exploding Podcast industry. PodFinder is a platform agnostic Facebook messenger chatbot that sends Podcast recommendations to searchers.