Monthly Archives: September, 2019

The Publisher’s Guide to Podcasting: Report Download

What’s New in Publishing is proud to present The Publisher’s Guide to Podcasting, a special insight report sponsored by Sovrn, and written by regular WNIP contributor and Media Voices podcast co-founder Esther Kezia Thorpe. Podcasts have been one of the real bright spots in publishing over the last eighteen months. Thanks to improved content and…

The NYT is the latest publisher to put up a registration wall

US newspaper The New York Times has become the latest publisher to put up a hard registration wall, following extensive registration and log-on tests last month. Visitors to any of the publisher’s articles are now met by a request to keep reading by creating a free account, or by logging in. The NYT’s login page.…

Solutions journalism combats news avoidance, and can boost subscriptions by 2x

More people are avoiding news. This year’s Reuters Digital News report had almost a third (32%) of the survey respondents saying that they actively avoided news. The researchers noted that avoidance is up by 6% overall and 11% in the UK. People say they avoid the news because it has a negative effect on their…

Why satirical news sites matter for society

There always were and always will be those people who dare to mock the conventions of their time and use the weapon of wit to address important social issues and even reveal the incompetence of our political leaders. Thank God for that. Satire has been with us for ages: from Ancient Greece, and witty geniuses…

7 publishing stories you may have missed over the summer

In the first episode back after the summer break, the Media Voices team dive into some of the stories you may have missed while you were sunning yourself somewhere nice, or holding the fort for colleagues who were doing the same. Join us as we recap the GateHouse/Gannett merger (as well as the proper pronunciation…

“Multi-million spike in pageviews”: The company behind TikTok is now shaking up news aggregation

The MIT Technology Review called it “the insanely popular Chinese news app that you’ve never heard of.” The app, Toutiao (Chinese for ‘headlines’) is one of the largest news aggregation apps in China. It is installed on over 250M monthly unique devices.  Toutiao is the flagship product of Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup ahead…

The big changes for publishers in 2019 so far

As summer winds down, planning for the rest of 2019 and beyond is heating up. Here are five key changes that 2019 has brought, to keep in mind as you do your planning. #1. iPad back in the spotlight iPads have historically run on the same OS as iPhones, but will now be getting their…

Q&A: Admiral’s new partnership with the Local Media Consortium and what it means for U.S. publishers

With offices in NYC and Gainesville FL, Admiral is a venture-backed tech company dedicated to growing visitor relationships and revenue for online publishers. Admiral’s single tag SaaS platform offers solutions for digital subscriptions, adblock recovery, privacy consent management, email acquisition and revenue growth. Admiral’s tools have been implemented on over 16,000 websites globally, and this month…

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The Publisher’s Guide to Podcasting: Report Download

What’s New in Publishing is proud to present The Publisher’s Guide to Podcasting, a special insight report sponsored by Sovrn, and written by regular WNIP contributor and Media Voices podcast co-founder Esther Kezia Thorpe. Podcasts have been one of the real bright spots in publishing over the last eighteen months. Thanks to improved content and…
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The NYT is the latest publisher to put up a registration wall

US newspaper The New York Times has become the latest publisher to put up a hard registration wall, following extensive registration and log-on tests last month. Visitors to any of the publisher’s articles are now met by a request to keep reading by creating a free account, or by logging in. The NYT’s login page.…

Solutions journalism combats news avoidance, and can boost subscriptions by 2x

More people are avoiding news. This year’s Reuters Digital News report had almost a third (32%) of the survey respondents saying that they actively avoided news. The researchers noted that avoidance is up by 6% overall and 11% in the UK. People say they avoid the news because it has a negative effect on their…

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