Year in Review: Everything I wrote about media business and revenue models in 2019

The 2 x research reports, 10 articles and 10 monthly media trend + stats round-ups I wrote for What’s New In Publishing this year.

Damian Radcliffe
Dec 16, 2019 · 5 min read
How can media organizations attract more revenue?

This is the second part of a series bringing together all of my work from the past year. You can see Part One, the four new research reports I dropped in 2019, here.

I’ll share additional updates in the coming days related to my output on changing journalistic practice (including local media,) media trends, digital/tech in the Middle East, as well as the podcasts I hosted.

Revenue Models and Ideas

Deeper dives into eCommerce

Media Trends


50 Ways To Make Media Pay

This case study driven report has had over 1,000 registered downloads (email address required) on the WNiP site alone, and it was translated into Spanish by Andres D’Alessandro, the executive director of the national media association of Argentina (newspapers and websites).

The Publisher’s Guide to eCommerce

This report, which was published at the end of October 2019, looks in-depth at those publishers harnessing eCommerce to great effect, including BuzzFeed, POPSUGAR, Marie Claire UK, Dennis Publishing, Future Publishing, Culture Trip, Associated Media Publishing, and more.

Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, a Professor of Practice, and an affiliate of the Department for Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA), at the University of Oregon. Alongside holding the Chambers Chair at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), he is also a Fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

An experienced digital analyst, consultant, journalist, and researcher, Damian has worked in editorial, research, policy, and teaching positions for the past two decades in the UK, Middle East, and USA. This includes roles in all media sectors (commercial, public, government, regulatory, academic, and nonprofit/civil society) and all platforms (print, digital, TV and radio).

Damian continues to be an active journalist, writing monthly columns for ZDNet (CBS Interactive) and What’s New in Publishing, and frequently appearing in He writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.

Follow him on Twitter @damianradclife

Damian Radcliffe

Research, analysis, teaching materials and journalistic output by the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor of Journalism at the University of Oregon

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Chambers Professor in Journalism @uoregon | Fellow @TowCenter @CardiffJomec @theRSAorg | Write @wnip @ZDNet | Host Demystifying Media podcast

Damian Radcliffe

Research, analysis, teaching materials and journalistic output by the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor of Journalism at the University of Oregon

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