What I’ve been reading: The NY Times Report, Reddit ideas and Economist audio

Like just about everyone in media I suppose, I have spent the past couple of weeks engrossed in developments across the pond at the New York Times – specifically the dramatic executive moves and the subsequent (or consequent?) leaking of the Times’ Digital Innovation Report.

There have been dozens of worthy pieces commenting on what it all means, but I’m reposting here links to just a couple of key ones.

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age » Nieman Journalism Lab

“The big question: How can the Times become more digital while still maintaining a print presence, and what has to change? “That means aggressively questioning many of our print-based traditions and their demands on our time, and determining which can be abandoned to free up resources for digital work.”

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What I’ve been reading: Wonks, robot journalism and Uber disruption

The debate over pageview journalism ignores the real problem: flawed business models

“Combining quotas and traffic-based performance goals, while still demanding “top-flight” journalism, is a clear example of bean-counters running amok. We should be past that by now.”

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