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The numbers Australian media can’t afford to ignore

The numbers Australian media can’t afford to ignore

News Corp claim revenue driven by reader "trust" has more than offset the decline in advertising dollars. But there's a hard ceiling on those figures that newspapers can't afford to ignore.

Goodies, memberships and special events: making a buck in legacy media

Goodies, memberships and special events: making a buck in legacy media

As news becomes a commodity, high-brow newspapers want to sell anything but. Here's how newspapers are turning readers into members.

ProPublica goes private

ProPublica goes private

Obviously crowd funding and philanthropy doesn't pay for everything, with independent journalism website ProPublica announcing it will now accept paid advertisers. Richard Tofel explains how and exactly why they are taking the advertising route.

New <em>New Matilda</em> has lift-off

New New Matilda has lift-off

It's the re-launch of online commentary website New Matilda! Back up and publishing every day until Christmas, to see if the publication can prove financially viable. It's going for a community radio station subscriber model, rather than paywalls.

No new <em>New Matilda</em>…yet

No new New Matilda…yet

New Matilda editor Marni Cordell discusses the precarious future of the website: yes, it is still closing, unless a knight in shining armour appears very, very soon.