Brainworks has announced a new expanded functionality to its paywall module. The Day Pass will allow media companies the flexibility of charging for their content on a daily basis while also providing non-subscribers the opportunity to consume editorial when convenient for the reader. The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is the initial development partner for this new technology and has gone live with the Day Pass.MORE
Despite the wide availability of free content sources online, a strong market exists for paid subscription-based content. This survey of Online Publishers Association members looks at best practices for implementing and growing a digital subscription business.MORE
In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute explores how newsroom design might affect coverage, how to connect stories with their proper audience and how The New York Times made its pay model work.MORE
The Dallas Morning News unveiled a new website this week that it hopes will put it in the vanguard of new media trends. Dallasnews.com will remain one Web address but offer two displays: a free version and a premium version that will have the same content but will offer other features.MORE
In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute looks at online subscription models that are actually working, and explores the possibilities and limitations for computer-generated stories.MORE
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Five years after its inception, Main Street Media of Tennessee is a fast-growing media company operating in the suburbs of Nashville. Publishers of eight weekly newspapers, magazines and websites, the company's focus on hyper-local news unique to each community has allowed it to grow ad revenue as well as circulation.
In three weeks, at the SNPA News Industry Summit, hear how a "print-first" operation has been able to buck the trends and set itself on a path for continued growth.
Dave Gould, president and CEO of Main Street Media, says: "The idea that people no longer want to read newspapers is, in my opinion, completely misguided. But as an industry, we have to be honest and ask ourselves if we are offering our communities a product that will attract and retain readers. If we do that, can we then build a business model that will support our efforts to provide readers with strong newspapers? I believe the answer is 'yes' and that has been the basis of our company's growth to this point."More