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The Challenges of Scaling for Indie Publishers PLUS 'Troubleshooting in a Newly Converged Newsroom'

The Challenges of Scaling for Indie Publishers PLUS 'Troubleshooting in a Newly Converged Newsroom'
Piers Bearne of Collingswood Advisory talks about the challenges of scaling a business, any business, but with this post from What’s New in Publishing, he focuses on the publishing sector. He makes a lot of points that anyone who has run their own business - as I have - knows. Even now, as I have been promoted to a director position, there are just a lot of things you have to do to keep your business running. In the early scaling of a business, you end up doing everything, but you quickly have to decide what to focus on and what to delegate. And Piers discusses something that any business owner or student will know, that there are inflection points when you grow. It’s a really good piece, and if you’re considering starting your own media business, it’s a good overview of the decisions that you’ll face.
The Reynolds Institute talks about the issues that they had to navigate as they brought together five newsrooms - digital, print, radio and TV. CMSes, workflows and more.
PLUS: How small newsrooms can develop a data-driven culture. Patreon is building a video platform to allow creators to break their dependence on YouTube. Journalism.co.uk has a good podcast episode about planning your next career move. A new opportunity on mobile. Spotify continues to build out its audio empire with the purchase of an audiobook company.

Lede to Help Journalists Build Sustainable Niche and Local News Organizations That Are Indispensable to Their Communities - Alley
Troubleshooting in a newly converged newsroom – RJI
Why’s it so hard for indie publishers to scale up? | What’s New in Publishing | Digital Publishing News
AI Strategy 101: How small newsrooms can embrace a data-driven culture | Polis
Patreon’s building native video hosting for creators to sidestep YouTube - The Verge
Mark Herschberg of The Career Toolkit on planning your next career move | Podcasts
Spotify expands into audiobooks with acquisition of Findaway – TechCrunch
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Kevin Anderson, digital product manager

Kevin Anderson - manager, digital products and platforms - @ ideastream (NPR/PBS) with experience on staff and as a leader at BBC, Guardian, and Gannett.

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