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Author Kaye, Jeff, 1954-
Title Funding journalism in the digital age : business models, strategies, issues and trends / Jeff Kaye and Stephen Quinn.
Imprint New York : Peter Lang, [2010]

Author Kaye, Jeff, 1954-
Subject Newspaper publishing -- United States -- Finance.
Press -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Newspaper publishing -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Online journalism -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Digital media -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Alt Name Quinn, Stephen, 1953-
Description 185 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- The challenges of paying for journalism -- How the news business entered the digital age, a history -- Current journalism business models, new ways to support traditional revenue streams -- Sponsorship and philanthropy -- Microfunding and micropayments -- Collaboration between mainstream media and citizen journalists -- Family ownership and trusts -- Narrowing the focus on niche and passion content -- Partnerships : adding value -- Microeconomic concepts : creating a framework for new business models -- E-commerce and engagement : converting users into paying customers -- Building the news business through innovation -- Digital deliverance? electronic paper and e-readers -- Into the future.
Summary "The news media play a vital role in keeping the public informed and maintaining democratic processes. But that essential function has come under threat as emerging technologies and changing social trends, sped up by global economic turmoil, have disrupted traditional business models and practices, creating a financial crisis. Quality journalism is expensive to produce - so how will it survive as current sources of revenue shrink? Funding Journalism in the Digital Age not only explores the current challenges, but also provides a comprehensive look at business models and strategies that could sustain the news industry as it makes the transition from print and broadcast distribution to primarily digital platforms. The authors bring widespread international journalism experience to provide a global perspective on how news organizations are evolving, investigating innovative commercial projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, South Korea, Singapore and elsewhere."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 9781433106859 (pbk. : alk. paper)
143310685X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781433106781 (clothbound : alk. paper)
1433106787 (clothbound : alk. paper)
OCLC # 496595614
Table of Contents
1The challenges of paying for journalism5
2How the news business entered the digital age - a history17
3Current journalism business models - new ways to support traditional revenue streams35
4Sponsorship and philanthropy53
5Microfunding and micropayments65
6Collaboration between mainstream media and citizen journalists75
7Family ownership and trusts89
8Narrowing the focus with niche and passion content101
9Partnerships - adding value115
10Microeconomic concepts - creating a framework for new business models127
11E-commerce and engagement - converting users into paying customers139
12Building the news business through innovation149
13Digital deliverance? : electronic paper and e-readers161
14Into the future173

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