Daily Telegraph errects hard paywall, Slate dumps rec engines & The Skimm reaches 4 million subscribers: this week in media

Daily Telegraph errects hard paywall, Slate dumps rec engines & The Skimm reaches 4 million subscribers: this week in media

The Daily Telegraph ditches its paywall for something better

The UK’s Daily Telegraph has replaced its metered paywall, first launched in 2013, with a premium digital subscription and ‘hard paywall’ starting at £2 a week, starting with roughly 15% of content behind this paywall (most of which will be comment and analysis).  Read more on Niemanlab >>

Slate and New Yorker dump recommendation widgets

Publishers have finally had enough with the cheap click-bait provided by recommendation widgets like Taboola and Outbrain, and have started (not quite en masse) removing them - with Slate and the New Yorker being amongst the first.  Read more on NiemanLab >>

The Skimm now reaches 4m+ readers

Daily Newsletter The Skimm, which provides news for millennials, announced that it’s scaled to 4+ million subscribers, an undisclosed % of those now signed up to their $2.99 a month app.  Read more on Bloomberg >>

How the Verge thinks about distributed media

As US tech publisher The Verge turns 5, it has shared views on how its redesigned itself for a distributed age.  Read more on Niemanlab >>

Wired starts a $4000 a year membership scheme

Conde Nast’s Wired magazine has followed the ‘reader membership trend’ and launched a $4000 a year membership for deep-pocketed super fans, giving access to the Emerging Technology Council.  Read more on Digiday >>

How one West Coast tech company is turning traditional broadcast publishers into hyper-personalised publishers

How one West Coast tech company is turning traditional broadcast publishers into hyper-personalised publishers

How New EU Copyright Laws Will Affect Content Creators & Publishers

How New EU Copyright Laws Will Affect Content Creators & Publishers