Monday, March 30, 2020

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Coronavirus: 6 ways to get your journalism in front of readers during this crisis

There’s no way you’ve missed the many discussions on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on news media, it is the topic of every industry newsletter (including this one!). Coverage has even moved beyond industry conversations, with The New York Times reporting ‘Coronavirus Brings a Surge to News Sites‘ while The Guardian shared that ‘Coronavirus could strike final blow…

The next decade in media: FIPP Insider Podcast

After taking a look back at the pivotal moments in publishing over the last decade, FIPP Insider now looks ahead at the next 10 years. With the help of industry experts, Ashley and Charlotte explore the three key areas shaping the media: technology, business and finance; and culture. Representing the technology strand we speak to…

Digital detox offers new perspectives on our relationship with technology

OPINION In times of crisis, we turn to the media for comfort and company. We hang on to the news for updates and vital information. We facetime each other and use social media to ensure that our nearest and dearest are well. In calmer times (and even in crisis) many feel invaded by media and…

Lessons in successful acquisitions from Future plc

Future’s Chris Convey talks to Mary Hogarth about the company’s rapid reversal of fortune and the secret of a successful acquisition. Future plc has achieved phenomenal growth in the past few years with its acquisition strategy, seemingly playing a pivotal role in reversing the company’s fortunes. Now the media giant is poised to take over…

How can publishers drive more revenue, besides ads? Firefox and Scroll team up to test a new model

A cleaner web experience for users, yet one that is profitable for publishers… that’s the idea behind a new initiative launched by Mozilla and Scroll, the Firefox Better Web with Scroll. It combines the tracking protection built into Firefox with the ad-free browsing experience offered by Scroll.  “We know that publishers are getting the short…

More valuable than ever, but less revenue: Coronavirus has shown us that the news industry needs to change

OPINION The value of news to its primary audience is highest, but the ability to generate revenue to news publishers is at its lowest. How can we fix this? In times of crisis, people need reliable, informed and accurate journalism. That journalism needs to be accessible to the widest possible audience, both on a national…

“There’s more attention online than ever before”: The future contains 3 big waves of shifting activity

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve talked to dozens of startup founders, small business owners, and web marketers of all kinds. Folks are scared, and rightfully so. Staring into the face of an uncertain period of quarantining followed by what most estimate will be the worst economic downturn of the last 50 years, and maybe 100, is sobering. The most informed people & sources I follow generally agree on…

gal-dem launches membership model “at a time of reckoning for the media industry”

gal-dem, a publication dedicated to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour, announced yesterday that they were launching a membership scheme. gal-dem has been publishing since 2015, but switched from being a volunteer organisation to being a professional business in March 2019 after securing investment for full-time staff. Most of the content is…

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Coronavirus UK LIVE: First frontline NHS worker death as lockdown Britain braces for 6 months of Covid-19 restrictions

BRITS may not see their lives return to “normal” from the Covid-19 crisis for six months, a senior doctor has warned. Dr Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England, warned life in Britain will not return to normal until autumn – as ministers began preparing the country for an extended period of lockdown.…
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How to get a refund after easyJet cancel ALL flights

EASYJET has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft and cancelled all flights due to the coronavirus pandemic – here’s what it means for customers with a flight booked. The budget airline made the announcement this morning and said all staff will be given a two-month leave of absence. Read our coronavirus live blog for the…

Wuhan locals claim coronavirus death toll is 42,000 – TEN TIMES higher than official figure – as they blast ‘cover up’

THE coronavirus death toll in the Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak could be more than TEN TIMES that claimed by the authorities, it’s feared. Those living in hard-hit Wuhan say around 42,000 people have now been killed by the airborne bug – compared to the near 3,000 claimed by the state. Read…

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