• New membership model gives Cuban news site financial, editorial independence

    New membership model gives Cuban news site financial, editorial independence
    November 17, 2017

    Readers of 14ymedio, a Cuban news outlet, can now play an active role protecting the future of the outlet’s fact-based, objective journalism through a new membership model.
  • An investment pays off for RJI — and the news industry

    An investment pays off for RJI — and the news industry
    October 31, 2017

    Relay Media, a Silicon Valley-based startup that received $75,000 from RJI in 2016, was purchased by Google for an undisclosed amount. Two of the company’s three founders also got jobs at the search-engine giant as part of the deal.
  • Not an oxymoron: Journalists as sales superstars

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    Not an oxymoron: Journalists as sales superstars
    October 27, 2017

    Ebony Reed of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism gave a rapid-fire presentation Friday at the LION Summit about “why, rather than being intimidated, journalists should feel uniquely suited to sell advertising.”
  • The contributor model

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    The contributor model
    October 25, 2017

    One of the emerging content plays taking root is the “contributor model.” Low-cost, highly targeted, and leveraging the power of influencers and thought leaders, this content thrives on sites ranging from Inc. to Forbes to CNBC and beyond.
  • Winning the niche

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    Winning the niche
    October 25, 2017

    While some content streams seem saturated and almost impervious to new players, other content streams are rich and ripe for expansion and even monetization.
  • Emerging payment platforms and strategies

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    Emerging payment platforms and strategies
    October 25, 2017

    Pay models are evolving as more and more testing indicates users are interested in paying for valuable, relevant content that fits within their framework of consent.
  • Syndicators, agencies and distribution channels

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    Syndicators, agencies and distribution channels
    October 25, 2017

    While much of content is built around per-use, micropayments and subscriptions, there are other pots of potential revenue that lie outside of what journalists may presently be considering.
  • Old guard, new models

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    Old guard, new models
    October 25, 2017

    While traditional platforms and channels still make up the bulwark of monetization streams for the “old guard” in media, many are seeking new, alternative revenue streams, some of while fall well outside of traditional journalism.
  • Funding the membership and nonprofit models

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    Funding the membership and nonprofit models
    October 25, 2017

    While not new, membership models and nonprofit news consortia and strategies are an emergent theme, as news organizations leverage their connections and synergistic alliances to create both cost-savings and cost-enhancements.
  • Ken Doctor keynote

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    Ken Doctor keynote
    October 25, 2017

    On Oct. 12, 2017, Ken Doctor of Newsonomics delivered the keynote address at Revenue Models that Work at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.