Amazon brings together readers, publishers, authors, and advertisers in a platform/environment that creates mutual value for all stakeholders and allows Amazon to capture value for itself.
The near market monopoly enjoyed by Amazon/Audible demonstrates the ability of vertically integrated media companies to maximize value for the customer
The Guardian has survived one of the biggest industry declines, to become a more relevant newspaper in a digital world. They have beaten their traditional newspaper rivals through the adoption of 'Open Journalism' and digital media – putting their readers at the heart of the company.
How FT has managed to remain relevant, even as the news becomes commoditized.
National Geographic’s mission has allowed them to survive death-by-print, and to become king of Instagram.
The New York Times struggles to maintain its market leadership position against innovative upstarts in the digital media industry.
@theSkimm is a digital winner for news consumers wanting a consistent, convenient, curated news experience
Few industries have been disrupted more brutally in the last ten years than the news industry. More people are reading and sharing news stories than ever before, but few of the companies that create those news stories are in a position to capture the value they create. […]
The New York Times is an example of a digital “winner” amidst rapid declines in revenue and circulation for most in the newspaper industry. In 2011, The New York Times effectively introduced a paywall and in 4 years has signed up over 1 million subscribers. Last year, the digital subscription business generated nearly $170M, up 13.5% percent from the year before.
A print publisher disrupts public education with its transition to digital