On this week’s episode of Media Voices, the team hear from long-time publishing professional Sam Baker, co-founder of women’s site ‘The Pool’. Sam talks about what digital success looks like, content partnerships and why she’s launching a paid-for email newsletter.
In the news round-up, Esther and Peter chat between themselves about Chrome’s built-in ad-blocker; print redundancy risks from a digital shift at Trinity Mirror regionals; the good, the bad and the ugly of the latest ABC figures; foreign subscribers for US publications; and a couple of interesting platform plays at the Guardian.
What the team are reading:
- ‘Erasing History’ on Columbia Journalism Review looks at the ephemeral nature of digital information.
- New York Times CEO Mark Thompson says that their print products probably only have another 10 years.
- ‘Eight reasons Facebook has peaked’ from the BBC’s Amol Rajan.
- ‘Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World’ from Wired.
- ‘Facebook never loved journalism. It’s time to break up’ from Adam Tinworth.