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Global media sector “moderately impacted” by COVID-19, potentially up to 10%: Brand Finance Media 2020 report

According to the latest Brand Finance Media 25 2020 report, the media sector is a moderately impacted industry globally and could face a potential 10% loss in brand value. Brand Finance has assessed the impact of COVID-19 based on the effect of the outbreak on enterprise value, compared to what it was on 1st January…

GDPR: After two years of progress, now is not the time to stop

Two years ago, establishing more stringent, comprehensive, and consistent rules for safeguarding consumer data was exactly what GDPR was set up to achieve. Fast forward to 2020, and the regulation has become a byword for robust data protection across publishing, advertising and beyond. It has also played a huge role in influencing similar legislation in…

50% of publishers to double down on subscriptions in 2020, reports Reuters Institute

Podcasts and AI to play a greater role in news organisations’ strategies, and three-quarters of publishers are confident about their company’s prospects in 2020 Leading publishers say they are confident about their business prospects this year, according to Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2020, an annual report published by the Reuters Institute for…

“People react to fresh storytelling”: Video content strategy insights from Hearst

In the six months since Zuri Rice, SVP and Head of Video Development and Content Strategy for Hearst Originals at Hearst Magazines, came on board, there has been a flurry of video development for Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and the focus is now on YouTube. Zuri Rice While Hearst has been pouring resources into video development for some time…

Why a ‘Netflix for News’ is not going to save journalism (which still needs a market solution)

TL;DR – Why don’t we have a flat-rate model for publishing? This proposal by Gruner + Jahr Digital CEO Arne Wolter made publishers in Germany sit up and take notice recently. Behind closed doors, publishers are continuing to heatedly discuss the idea, but I would fundamentally question this approach – a Netflix or Spotify for…

Deepfakes: Informed digital citizens are the best defence against online manipulation

More than a decade ago, Internet analyst and new media scholar Clay Shirky said: “The only real way to end spam is to shut down e-mail communication.” Will shutting down the Internet be the only way to end deepfake propaganda in 2020? Today, anyone can create their own fake news and also break it. Online propaganda is more misleading and…

Media Moments 2019: Report Download

What’s New in Publishing is pleased to present its annual report Media Moments 2019, sponsored by Sovrn and written by the Media Voices Podcast team. From key business mergers to our changing relationships with platforms and shifting perceptions around data privacy, this report explores how 2019’s defining moments have changed the media landscape, and what…

Bo Sacks: Publishing opportunities in unlikely places

Last week I wrote of my optimism for the publishing industry. My view was skewed towards what we now call “Magazine Media.”  I have no fear of that side of the publishing adventure. New and modern rules are still under construction, and alternative revenue streams are multiplying for those entrepreneurial explorers who look for them. A friend…

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