Huffington Post has taken a lot of knocks for building its business (which sold to AOL earlier this month for $315 million) partly by using unpaid bloggers. Those knocks became official last week with The Newspaper Guild, a union of media workers in the U.S. with 26,000 members, calling for HuffPo contributors to stop offering free content.
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The New York Times today introduced its new digital subscription plan for charging the heaviest users of its site. The plan takes effect with readers in Canada today, and in the U.S. and the rest of the world on March 28. The plan offers three digital subscription plans across a variety of devices.
Hearst was the 2010 group publisher's ad-page champ according to FOLIO: sister site minonline, while Condé Nast had the largest growth in the number of individual brand advertisers across five major consumer publishers, according to data from MagazineRadar.
B-to-b publisher Lebhar-Friedman has contracted with ProCirc to outsource its full audience development operation.
The American Society of Magazine editors today unveiled the winners of its second-ever Digital Ellies awards. Conde Nast's Epicurious took the General Excellence award for the Digital Media, Service and Lifestyle category as well as top honors in the category of Interactive Tool. Slate took the General Excellence award in the Digital Media, News and Opinion category.
With the explosion of magazine apps, social media and the resurgence of print advertising, magazine brands are showing a prominent face to their loyal and new readers and advertisers. A top 5 chart pulled together by FOLIO: sister publication min looks at the group publisher vanguards that had the highest ad page gains in 2010 versus 2009.
Whatever happened to lead gen?
Ad pages across 21 categories of b-to-b magazines tracked by Business Information Network fell 3.1 percent in 2010, while revenue dropped 1.3 percent to $7.5 billion.
This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site minonline. Professional social network LinkedIn has launched a beta version of a business news aggregation service that targets user interests based on what that member’s connection and industry leaders are reading and sharing.