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Monojoy Bhattacharjee

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“The appetite for news seems greater than ever”: As traffic surges, publishers see a spike in subscriptions

“Despite the coronavirus containment efforts that have emptied newsrooms,” The New York Times reports, “the appetite for news seems greater than ever.” Readers are flocking to news outlets, web traffic is surging, and “the number of minutes spent by readers at news sites increased 46% from the same period ending a few days ago last…

Coronavirus and the media: Challenges & opportunities

There aren’t too many things that we can be sure of in these increasingly bizarre times. But here are two. Firstly that anyone who says they know what is likely to happen to the Coronavirus outbreak, the global economy and even the media in the coming years is lying. We are clearly in uncharted territory.…

WAN-IFRA launches coronanewsroom.org, a resource desk for news media professionals

WAN-IFRA has published a dedicated resource site at coronanewsroom.org to share its members’ experiences, best-practice, crucial resources, and the things it is doing to help. The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is reverberating within news organisations, impacting every aspect of publishing: newsroom organisation, distribution, production, planning, coordination and ensuring staff’s safety and well-being.  We created this site…

“The biggest change to News Feed since 2013”: Facebook is making it easy to bypass its algorithm

Not everyone is a fan of the Facebook News Feed algorithm.  The algorithm ranks available posts that can display on a user’s News Feed based on various parameters known only to Facebook, and what the algo deems most relevant, the user might not. In a tacit acknowledgment of this problem, the company is now considering…

No, the podcast ‘gold rush’ isn’t over. Podcasting’s golden age is just beginning

It’s a well-trodden hype cycle in the media industry. Some new technology comes along and starts to take off, publishers rush to invest, it falls dramatically short of expectations, and we all back off with renewed scepticism and a bruised bank balance. Some have been saying for a while that podcasting is heading down this…

Deepfakes: 5 ways in which they are brilliant business opportunities

While we have extensively covered the dangers of deepfakes and how they can affect news organizations, there are always two sides to a coin. Here’s a very different perspective. The Dalí planet. The Dalí Museum A visitor to The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida presses a doorbell beside a dark life-sized screen. A darkened figure…

Insights from Mash Media, on the synergy between magazines and events

This week we hear from Duncan Siegle, Portfolio Director at Mash Media. The 25-year-old B2B company publishes magazines and runs events for event organisers, and is just about to launch Making Publishing Pay, a magazine conference targeted specifically at small and medium sized publishers. See the full transcript here In the news roundup we discuss the…

“Buy applause and show support”: YouTube rolls out a new monetization tool for creators

Within days of Google revealing—for the first time—how much revenue YouTube generates ($15 billion-a-year), it’s rolling out more ways publishers can make money off the platform. Content creators on YouTube can now get paid directly from their viewers, in just a couple of clicks. This feature, “Viewer applause”, is a new way for fans to…

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