martes, 14 de enero de 2020

El récord del New York Times

La compañía editora del New York Times anunció hoy su récord de crecimiento –y de ganancias– en 2019. En números redondos, sobrepasaron la meta de 800 millones de ganancias en suscripciones digitales y piensan doblar esa cifra en 2020. Además en 2019 consiguieron más de un millón de nuevos suscriptores, con los que llegan a 5.200.000 en total, distribuidos de la siguiente manera:

   900.000 reciben el periódico.
3.400.000 pagan solo las noticias duras del servicio digital.
   300.000 pagan un plus por la sección cocina.
   600.000 pagan un plus por las palabras cruzadas.

Pero el récord del NYT no son las cifras sino el periodismo. No echaron a nadie, su redacción sigue clavada en 1.100 periodistas que no trafican contenidos: hacen periodismo.

jueves, 9 de enero de 2020

El Guardian pide ayuda a sus lectores

Si lee cualquier nota del Guardian en este 2020, en la cabecera va a ver esto:


...y si llega al final, se va a encontrar con esto:
As 2020 begins… 
… we’re asking readers, like you, to make a new year contribution in support of the Guardian’s open, independent journalism. This has been a turbulent decade across the world – protest, populism, mass migration and the escalating climate crisis. The Guardian has been in every corner of the globe, reporting with tenacity, rigour and authority on the most critical events of our lifetimes. At a time when factual information is both scarcer and more essential than ever, we believe that each of us deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.
You’ve read more than 8 articles in the last four months. More people than ever before are reading and supporting our journalism, in more than 180 countries around the world. And this is only possible because we made a different choice: to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. 
We have upheld our editorial independence in the face of the disintegration of traditional media – with social platforms giving rise to misinformation, the seemingly unstoppable rise of big tech and independent voices being squashed by commercial ownership. The Guardian’s independence means we can set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Our journalism is free from commercial and political bias – never influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This makes us different. It means we can challenge the powerful without fear and give a voice to those less heard. 
None of this would have been attainable without our readers’ generosity – your financial support has meant we can keep investigating, disentangling and interrogating. It has protected our independence, which has never been so critical. We are so grateful. 
As we enter a new decade, we need your support so we can keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. And that is here for the long term. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 
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