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Media companies that successfully make the transition to the digital world are developing new businesses and twists on old ones. These include selling marketing services to advertisers, beating Craigslist at its own game, and broadening their sales beyond their own sites.
• Companies discussed: Houston Chronicle, KSL.com/Deseret News, McClatchy, Izea, Groupon, The Atlantic, Facebook
Every digital news organization faces relentless competition; some do better than others through high-quality management. Because digital news products are in a state of flux, it is critical for news companies to understand data and respond quickly. Hiring and compensation of journalists have been made more complicated as metrics have entered the picture. Some media companies are developing programs to encourage advertisers and marketers to contribute content directly in ways that wouldn’t have been countenanced in the past.
• Companies discussed: The Huffington Post, AOL, CNNMoney, LIN Media, Forbes, Tumblr, GQ
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