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Five on Friday for April 10, 2020

Five on Friday: Paywalls, the Apple Tax and Top Subscription Jobs

In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, Howard Saltz presents a new perspective...
Media News Group

MNG Guts Newspapers Across the Country with Layoffs and Furloughs

MediaNews Group (MNG), owned by hedge fund Alden Global Capital, is gutting newsrooms again, reports News Matters. Though no official announcement was made by...
The Plain Dealer

Remaining Staff at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer Prohibited from Covering Cleveland

Wait, what? You read that headline correctly. Just days after The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, laid off 22 newsroom employees, the remaining...
Weekly Subscriuption News

Weekly Subscription News: Bitcoin, Backlash and BuzzFeed

Weekly Subscription News, Apr. 4, 2020: AT&T and YouTube TV offer free content, 24 Hour Fitness faces backlash, and W magazine and BuzzFeed announce cuts.
Five on Friday, April 3, 2020

Five on Friday: Coverage, Creators and COVID-19

Five on Friday, April 3, 2020: video subscriptions, coronavirus ad-blocking, monetizing livestreams.
Facebook is investing $100M in the news industry during the coronavirus crisis.

Facebook Invests $100M to Support News Industry During Coronavirus Crisis

Facebook is investing $100M to support the news industry as it struggles through the coronavirus crisis: $25M in emergency grants & $75M in marketing spend.

Gannett Asks Staff to Make ‘Collective Sacrifice’ with Deep Cuts Across Company

Gannett is asking its staff to make a "collective sacrifice" with unpaid furloughs and pay cuts in the wake of the coronavirus.
Samovar launches a unique meal plan subscription to isolated Bay area residents.

San Francisco Restaurant Launches Unique Meal Plan Subscription for Isolated Residents

San Francisco restaurant Samovar is meeting customers where they are – isolated at home under California’s “shelter in place” order. The restaurant...
Slate launches a metered paywall to encourage readers to join their membership program, Slate Plus.

Slate Launches Metered Paywall to Get More Members to Join Slate Plus

On Wednesday, digital media site Slate Magazine announced it was launching a metered paywall to get more readers to join Slate Plus,...
Five on Friday, March 27, 2020

Five on Friday: Privacy, Subscription Sharing and Streaming Growth

Five on Friday, Mar. 27, 2020: subscription sharing, consumer privacy compliance extension and ESPN.

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