paidContent



TaglineCovering the business of digital media since 2002
Year Founded2002
Type or CoverageBusiness
Type or CoverageTechnology
StateNational
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
CMSExpressionEngine
AffiliationsSubsidiary of: Guardian News and Media ContentNext Media; Affiliated sites: paidContent: UK mocoNews.net.
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffErnie Sander
Principal StaffStaci D.Kramer
Principal StaffRobert Andrews
Principal StaffTom Krazit
Principal StaffCaryn Whitman
DescriptionIn 2008 when Guardian News & Media bought Rafat Ali’s ContentNext Media Ali wrote that the acquisition marked the “2.0 phase” of his company. It was an aptly webby phrase from the man who six years earlier founded ContentNext’s flagship site paidContent.org with the aim of obsessively covering the economics of the then just-emerging world of digital content. And the phrase aptly conveyed just how different Rafat Ali’s company was in 2008 than it was in 2002. Today if you want the latest on the Comcast-NBCU deal or Pandora’s value paidContent is a first stop. But back then the leader in news about digital content was a modest curiosity.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/07/paidcontent.php
Homepagepaidcontent.org