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Esther Kezia Thorpe

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What the end of newsstand sales will mean for publishers

2019 saw more than a handful of retailers stop selling newspapers, including Aldi in the UK and Starbucks in the US. Even airlines are getting into the game, with Air New Zealand removing print newspapers from its lounges for “sustainability” reasons. As print newspapers slowly leave the public sphere, what does this mean for the future of news? Join us as…

Taboola offers new subscription feature for publishers

70% year-on-year increase in the adoption of its Newsroom product by 400+ publishers, including Hearst The content discovery platform Taboola recently announced a major adoption milestone for its Newsroom product suite, which uses AI and “the largest dataset on the open web to support quality journalism.” Taboola Newsroom is now used by the world’s largest…

Platforms offer olive branches with subscription initiatives and news payments to tempt publishers back

After a rocky 2018, the big tech companies spent much of 2019 once again vying for publishers’ attention. But with publisher trust at an all-time low, will new initiatives get enough buy-in to work? Esther Kezia Thorpe takes a look as part of our Media Moments 2019 report. Platforms have barely been out of the…

What does the Google move mean for the industry? The proof is in the cookie.

OPINION In evolutionary terms, we are living in the consumer data era. Google’s plan to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome is simply the latest development in the evolution process of consumer data and privacy. Naturally, rhetoric is spinning around the web, at times with a sense of hysteria attached mainly due to…

Reinventing a media brand for today’s audiences: Insights from Playboy

Here, in this exclusive interview for FIPP, David Israel, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Playboy Enterprises, talks us through how the iconic lifestyle and entertainment brand has set-about reinventing itself for today’s audiences. In the post #metoo era, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Playboy brand has lost…

5 fundamentals of fundraising, for publishers

Melanie leads Luminate’s portfolio in Southeast Asia. Established in 2018, Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation with the goal of empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. Remember that it is literally a funder’s job to be asked Through my work at Luminate, I get to support courageous investigative journalism and…

Meet HeadlinerFlix: a Netflix for podcasts hoping to solve discoverability problems

One of podcasting’s biggest challenges of the past decade has been discoverability. Finding new shows is challenging, and only the blockbuster hits seem to manage to scrape into Apple’s charts. It’s an issue companies have put a lot of effort towards solving over the past 12 months, with Spotify at the forefront launching tools like…

How entrepreneurial thinking can help publishers connect with new audiences: A conversation

The financial and business media has been at the forefront of many of the key innovations in contemporary media. It was the first to successfully implement subscription and membership schemes and it has led the way in experimenting with data journalism. In 2020 though it faces a new set of challenges from extending the reach…

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