Tony Haile is CEO of Scroll, the new platform dedicated to great user experience and sustainable journalism. Previously he was the founding CEO of the analytics company Chartbeat. Tony has been an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and now teaches a course on media disruption at Stanford University. He sits on the boards of the Lenfest Institute (which owns the Philadelphia Inquirer) and the Media Development Investment Fund. He has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by FastCompany and 40 under 40 by Crain’s NY Business.
Newsletters and subscriptions are trendy and for a good reason: just like all the latest news initiatives, they are less advertising-oriented and more community-centred. For the new gurus, content production must be paid by the users themselves when they want exclusive and original content.