How social media is changing biz journalism

Rob Grimshaw of the Financial Times writes for The Economist about the growing influence of social media in today’s business journalism. Grimshaw writes, “At the Financial Times, we recognized early on that the continued success of our business depended on our ability to adapt to changing reader habits. Our response to audience fragmentation was to […]

Forbes, Economist to be available behind Chicago Tribune paywall

Jeff John Roberts of PaidContent.org writes about how content from Forbes and The Economist will be made available on the Chicago Tribune website. Roberts writes, “The Economist and Forbes content is being supplied via NewsCred, a news platform that relies on technology to rapidly curate and license content from over 800 partners. Adee says the […]

Reuters, WSJ, Milwaukee and Detroit papers among Loeb winners

Felix Salmon of Reuters and The Wall Street Journal are winners of Gerald Loeb Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prizes of business journalism. Salmon won in the blogging category. Reuters also won in the news service category for “Shell Games” by Brian Grow, Kelly Carr, Laurence Fletcher, Nanette Byrnes, Matthew Bigg, Joshua Schneyer, Cynthia Johnston and […]

The Economist’s digital strategy explained

The Economist explains its digital strategy in a new post on its website by Oscar Grut. Grut writes, “The web provides a completely different experience from print. Yes, visitors to Economist.com do read content there, but the web offers an interactive, snacking, lean-forward and, increasingly, a social and shared experience. That realization has taken us […]

Quartz plans to break some molds

Lucia Moses of Adweek looks at Quartz, the new business news site coming from The Atlantic. Moses writes, “With the launch, Atlantic Media is opening up a second front in its battle with the Economist Group. “The two brands already compete head-to-head in the white-hot Washington, D.C., market, where both have ramped up their government […]

Remembering The Economist’s Peter David

The latest issue of The Economist has a tribute to its Washington bureau chief, Peter David, who died earlier this month in a car accident. It states, “Had Peter David come to pen his parting thoughts, he might well have reflected on American exceptionalism. Sadly, this column must now celebrate his own. “To begin with […]

Economist launches digital “Economist Radio”

Steve Smith of MinOnline writes about how The Economist is expanding its digital offerings, including the launch this week of Economist Radio. Smith writes, “Also surprisingly popular in the digital editions is a unique audio feature that reads articles to you and lets the user switch easily between the two modes. In fact, the audio […]

Economist reveals digital edition subscribers

Lucia Moses of Adweek writes Monday about The Economist and its digital edition subscribers. Moses writes, “In addition to the print circulation stats that are in every magazine’s ABC Publisher’s Statement, The Economist’s CMR reveals that its digital edition averaged about 48,000 in sales for March—about 6 percent of total circulation, putting it at the […]

Economist hits 1 million Facebook fans

The Economist has reached the milestone of 1 million fans on Facebook, reports T.J. Raphael of Folio magazine. Raphael writes, “Nick Blunden, global publisher of digital editions for The Economist, says the print brand’s status has translated well to the social Web. “The number is interesting — The Economist has a global circulation of 1.5 […]

Economist to publish digital short books

The Economist has struck a deal with a division of Penguin Books to publish, in digital form, its long-form journalistic reports. Lucy Tesseras of New Media Age reports, “The Economist will initially launch with five titles that were previously published within the magazine under the Penguin Economist Specials name. Penguin Specials is a sub-brand of […]