The traditional media are struggling finding sustainable business models in a new media world. In the meantime, new initiatives are popping up and experimenting with both content, formats and costumer services. Meet three examples of outlets that was born out of the digital advantages of our time.
- The EuroScientist (France)
- Blender (Holland)
- Subtanze Magazin (Germany)
About The EuroScientist:
EuroScientist is a participatory magazine, connecting those who are most intimately involved in topics related to science, society and policy. What makes EuroScientist novel and different from any other online magazine, is its approach combining top-down trend spotting and bottom-up contributions from its community of readers.
Blendle is often referred to as the iTunes for Journalism. With more than a million members of which over 20% are paying users, it is one of the first platforms that allow people to pay just for what they like, from big titles like The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Economist. They are currently exploring new options to serve a truly personalized feed, based on reading habits and personal preferences.
About Substanze Magazin:
Substanz was launched in 2014 als Germany’s first digital-only science magazine that used cutting-edge visual storytelling to give each piece an unique look and feel and present information in new ways. It was named an outstanding example of entrepeneurial spirit in the cultural sector by the German government, nominated for the Grimme Online Award and honored at the Lead Awards for Best Independent Web Magazine. After running for half a year, Substanz ist currently on hiatus as the founders apply their learnings to the development of new business models.