The New York Times unveiled its widely anticipated digital-subscription plan Thursday, a big step by one of the most influential newspapers in the world. In the months to come, the headlong dive by this resource-rich media giant should help answer the biggest question in digital news: Can newspapers convert digital readers they have conditioned for years to expect "free" into paying customers? In other words, if The New York Times can't, who can?
It's a bloodbath. AOL, the beleaguered internet company, is cutting as many as 900 jobs, CEO Tim Armstrong announced Thursday, including as many as 200 editorial staffers in the United States. The layoffs, which were expected, are part of a company-wide reorganization following AOL's $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post. The layoffs include veteran journalists from AOL's top news sites.
’Lost’ executive producer says ’Star Wars’ was the "Gateway Drug’ to a generation of would-be storytellers who would tell tales that were not neatly tied up, closely hewed to an inviolate canon and were infinite in all directions. Part II of an excerpt of Frank Rose’s new book, ’The Art of Immersion.’
Social media has been at the heart of popular uprisings sweeping across the Middle East, and Al Jazeera English has been one of the best sources for hearing what's going on. Now the Qatar-based network is bringing the social media experience inside your TV with its new show, The Stream. Scheduled to launch in May, the talk show will be like no other: no tape, no script, no satellite hookups.