Thursday, April 9, 2020

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Now publishers are becoming news aggregators. This is why.

In trying to wrestle back traffic (and ad revenues) from the duopoly, publishers have been experimenting with diverse services. News aggregation is one area where few publishers have ventured on their own; most work as partners with news aggregation platforms like SmartNews and Flipboard.  The exception has been German publishing giant Axel Springer and now,…

The must-read publishing stories you may have missed this week

Facebook looking to ditch the ‘Like’ count, insights into how young people consume news, and more How well do you really know your young readers? The Reuters Institute’s latest report was released this week, doing a deep dive into how young people consume news, and the implications for mainstream media. The report set out to answer two…

Lessons in driving digital transformation from the CommonWealth, Taiwan’s most trusted financial publication

Chia Lun Huang, director of transformation and learning at Taiwan’s most trusted financial title, CommonWealth, explains how she is helping drive the digital transformation of the organisation as well as the title. You’ve been responsible for overseeing digital transformation – but your title of director of transformation and learning isn’t purely a content role. Tell…

The (digital) morning news routine: Evolution of mobile news aggregators

What makes reading the news different than listening to it on the radio or watching it on TV is the undivided attention it requires. That’s not to say radio and TV news patrons are not attentive. It’s simply much more difficult to read and make breakfast at the same time.  This is why I find…

Innovation in Publishing whitepaper: Are you ready to embrace failure?

As the publishing industry has navigated its way over the past two decades through the biggest period of disruption in its history, many publishers have turned to innovation for continued competitive advantage. But the companies that are seeing the most success are those that have moved away from ‘chasing innovation for the sake of it,’…

Fake or not? Decoding the authenticity of online news

If you are in any doubt about what a disruptive force fake news has become, consider this: for the past three years, different dictionaries have chosen terms related to fake news as their word of the year. Dictionary.com announced its 2018 Word of the Year to be ‘misinformation’; in 2017, The American Dialect Society’s was…

A new Face for 2019: Iconic music magazine relaunches with four cover stars

The Face, a British music, fashion and culture magazine, is due to hit newsstands again tomorrow after a 15 year absence. The relaunched title features four cover stars; Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Rosalia and Tyler the Creator. Covers via theface.comEditor Stuart Brumfitt told the Guardian it didn’t feel right to have just one star for…

Q&A: Pugpig, a leader in digital edition apps

Privately-owned, Pugpig was founded in 2011 by Jonny Kaldor and Jon Marks, both of whom came from NewsCorp where they built “Alesia”, a digital news service that embodied the Murdoch’s vision for the future of news media (a platform with more than a few parallels to Apple News +). Having been firmly on WNIP’s radar…

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3 insights into how artificial intelligence is changing the social media game for publishers

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a technology of the future – it’s a daily reality for many publishers of all sizes. AI now powers an increasing number of tools that journalists use to gather, produce and distribute content, including Echobox, the social media management platform we built specifically for publishers.  With more than 700…
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Advertising and the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from the World Media Group

With the COVID-19 Pandemic changing the world as we know it, advertisers need to look at brand safety in a new light. How can they work with media to advertise safely? Is it even appropriate to advertise in a time of crisis? These were some the questions posed to a panel of 11 industry experts…

Free emergency distribution solution for Publishers, from Exact Editions

During an unprecedented and challenging period of publishing, Exact Editions—a digital publishing company based in London—are offering magazine publishers a free and emergency digital distribution solution, to fill gaps in publishing schedules that may have been disrupted by the pandemic.  We know that many publishers are currently anxious about the future of their titles. We…

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