News companies as tech companies: Some venture capitalists say yes

RJI Online :: For years, the drumbeat among venture capitalists has been that content is expensive and is not worth their investment. But we’ve seen a turnaround, and the question is, why now? The answer may simply be optimism.

Read Nikki Usher, www.rjionline.org

Put a puppy on it: Tips for converting audiences into subscribers

The Media Briefing :: The subscriber economy is not a new idea, but as more and more publishers are converting to it are there ways and means to ensure your current consumers convert?

Read Chris Sutcliffe, www.themediabriefing.com

Global game: The internationalisation of UK newspaper audiences

The Media Briefing :: For many publishers, finding ways to expand into new territories isn't just a huge opportunity, it's absolutely necessary.

Read Chris Sutcliffe, www.themediabriefing.com

Iranian photojournalist reportedly detained after covering protest against acid attacks

New York Times :: An Iranian photojournalist was reported to have been detained on Friday, two days after his images of protesters deploring acid attacks on women in the city of Isfahan were published by news organizations around the world.

Read Robert Mackey, www.nytimes.com

Contributoria and De Correspondent: New models for sustainable independent journalism?

The Media Briefing :: New projects like De Correspondent and Contributoria have the admirable aims of creating truly self-sustaining independent journalism models - but is the start of a trend or just a series of flukes?

Read Chris Sutcliffe , www.themediabriefing.com

Guardian CEO on openness, platform responsibilities and why the BBC should share its video

The Media Briefing :: The Guardian's ownership structure and may put it in an unusual position as a media company, but it's allowing the newspaper to build a an editorial and commercial model around principles better suited to the web than most of its competitors.

Read Jasper Jackson , www.themediabriefing.com

TV-Twitter integration: you'll never watch alone

The Media Briefing :: Microsoft has begun integrating Twitter feeds into its video-on-demand service on the latest versions of its home console, the Xbox One.

Read Chris Sutcliffe, www.themediabriefing.com