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Media Models

February 19, 2016

"Media" is a huge term. One of the hugest. That's why the (2016) theme for this newsletter is media models. How are companies making money? What are the cultural and industry shifts you need to be aware of so that you can make money? Etc etc etc.

(Hello new subscribers. I'm Holly, I curate this newsletter, and you can kind of see what my brain looks like here). 

Also: Here's my final plug for the music magazine I'm launching. Sign up for Issue 001 now, or forever hold your peace. Etc etc.   


Media Models Startup Digest is curated by:
Holly Knowlman

Holly Knowlman - Editor, Stupid Magazine

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Knowing when, and how, to pivot (or, why didn’t news apps work?)

Jason Calcanis -

An inside look at why the Inside crew gave up on apps to focus on email.

Ten reasons why the death of print is not 'inevitable'

Dominic Ponsford - Press Gazette

"The Big Issue is another news magazine which has bucked trends. Its vendors now compete with a variety of free titles... Its latest circulation was 78,201 – a paid-for year on year increase as it enters its 25th year."

How BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company

Noah Robischon - FastCompany

To me, it feels like Buzzfeed had their game plan figured out long ago. It's great to see them take the lid off about their philosophies on getting things in place. 

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