Center for Publishing
Digital Financials: Web, Mobile and Emerging Platforms
In this course we will examine the various business models in digital publishing and what it takes to build a successful digital business. How do publishing executives evaluate potential strategies in order to further their business model? Through close examination of financial considerations, we will explore how to make decisions by evaluating revenue opportunity against cost, and furthermore, create organizational structures that can greatly influence the profitability and sustainability of a digital media business. This course will look at websites, apps, and emerging platforms, and how each specific platform impacts business models and the ways in which successful digital publishers leverage content types, advertising formats and new revenue offerings. This course provides important preparation for students interested in developing a digital plan for their Capstones as well as for those seeking jobs in digital; it also provides the analytics to understand the financial and business implications of editorial and creative decisions.