NBR’s website subscriber move and responses

July 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm 1 comment

By Tim Marshall

In June PRINZ hosted a very well attended event in Auckland called The Changing Media Landscape. Mark Jennings from TV3, Nevil Gibson from National Business Review (NBR) and Bernard Hickey from www.interest.co.nz gave their views on the future business models for the news media.

Now NBR proprietor Barry Colman has introduced a website subscription model as his approach to making his publication pay.

His move has attracted a lot of flak in comments on the NBR website, a bit of support from Digital Publishing Forum director (and former Magazine Publishers Association president) Martin Taylor and a very detailed analysis from Bernard Hickey.

NBR’s initiative and the responses create a fascinating follow-up for attendees of PRINZ’s The Changing Media Landscape event and other observers of the business challenges facing the news media.

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Entry filed under: mainstream media, media, News.

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  • 1. Tim Marshall  |  July 27, 2009 at 11:54 am

    For those who are interested, there was more on this issue on National Radio’s Mediawatch programme on Sunday 26 July. You can listen to the programme on-line here http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday

    And still more here on Media 7 with host Russell Brown

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