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Weekly Subscription News: Newspapers, Newsrooms and New Audiences

Featuring Tortoise, KPC Media, Votebeat, Xbox and Telegram

This week’s subscription news roundup features newspapers, newsrooms and new audiences. Fort Wayne Newspapers will purchase KPC Media including six small newspapers, Votebeat launches as a permanent newsroom, and Tortoise is using podcast subscriptions to attract new audiences. Also, Condé Nast’s CEO says the company is no longer a magazine company, Netflix has been screening original content prior to their premieres to get subscriber feedback, and Telegram is considering a premium subscription tier.

Condé Nast Is “No Longer A Magazine Company,” CEO Says
Nieman Lab

Telegram Might Add a Premium Subscription Tier for Users
Enter21st.com

Has Xbox Boxed Itself In with Game Pass and PC Sales?
Forbes

How Tortoise Is Using Podcast Subscriptions to Attract New Audiences
What’s New in Publishing

Netflix Has Been Screening Original Content Ahead of Release for Subscriber Feedback
Fierce Video

From Membership Fees to $1.50 Hot Dogs, Costco Holds Firm on Low Prices
PYMNTS.com

Votebeat Launches as a Permanent Newsroom
Axios

Fort Wayne Newspapers Buying KPC Media Publications Including 6 Newspapers
Indiana Public Radio

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