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Independent titles go digital only as "i" is sold

9 hours 25 min ago

The print editions of UK's Independent and Independent on Sunday will cease next month.

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The algorithmics of reliability

Thu, 2016-02-11 17:43

In world that has become flat and devoid of privacy, we should at the very least ensure the integrity of the information we consume, writes Calcalist publisher Yoel Esteron.

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European Court decision allows media to be less paranoid about online comments

Thu, 2016-02-11 17:25

In summer 2015, a much-criticized decision by Europe’s human rights court left online portals anxious about what comments they allowed on their sites. Now, the same court has reversed that decision in a lawsuit lodged by two Hungarian websites. That means less stress for online media argue Marius Dragomir and Borbala Toth in this guest post.

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Pakistani Editors use Whatsapp group to keep journalists safe

Wed, 2016-02-10 10:21

At least 71 media professionals were killed on the job last year, but their stories weren't always reported. High-profile cases usually do get a lot of media attention, but the vast majority of killings involve local journalists. A group of Pakistani editors found a unique way to keep journalists safe by using media attention. Zaffar Abbas, Editor of Dawn newspaper, tells us more.

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Zeinab Badawi: umbrella body needed to end impunity for crimes against journalists

Tue, 2016-02-09 09:58

Journalists, media organisations, governments and the international community need to collaborate in bringing to justice the actors of crimes against journalists, according to BBC Presenter Zeinab Badawi, who spoke to the World Editors Forum, at UNESCO's Safety of Media Professionals conference in Paris, last Friday.

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Styria's standout stories – diamonds are forever

Mon, 2016-02-08 16:22

In 2013 when Styria Media Group in Austria formed its new digital business, styria digital one, Managing Director Alexis Johann had a clear mandate: create innovative products and make them pay.

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WELT KOMPAKT app designed to encourage sharing

Mon, 2016-02-08 13:19

WELT KOMPAKT's iOS app was designed as an entirely new product, created purely for mobile and enjoying massive success among a user group that does not buy print.

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Positive News' successfully crowdfunded co-ownership

Thu, 2016-02-04 10:55

One of the most established publications in the world of constructive journalism is now in the hands of co-owners. The £263,000 investment raised by the "community share offer," is enabling Positive News to roll out a new business model. Acting Editor Danielle Batist tells us more.

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Globe and Mail CEO on the ‘courageous step’ into data

Wed, 2016-02-03 15:18

I’ve been in the business for 50 years, and I’ve seen more change in the last three than in any other time. And the biggest difference is data.” That’s what Phillip Crawley, CEO of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national newspaper, told Politico this past summer.

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News organisations stand up for safety of media professionals

Tue, 2016-02-02 10:17

The search for concrete ways to improve the safety of journalists and end impunity in the crimes against media professionals will be the focus of a UNESCO conference in Paris this Friday, 5 February, organised in partnership the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and several other representative media organisations.

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And the first Axel Springer Award goes to... Mark Zuckerberg

Mon, 2016-02-01 10:02

Axel Springer, one of the largest European publishers known for fiercely defending copyright and publisher revenue, has never shied away from criticizing technology companies' practices. It now established an award for innovation, honoring its first recipient Mark Zuckerberg on 25 February in Berlin, Germany. 

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From adblocking to the re-emergence of print: Key trends to keep an eye on

Sun, 2016-01-31 08:23

The coming months are likely going to be at least as active and intense as any of the past year, but most likely they are going to be even more overpowering for those in the media business.

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Washington Post's new newsroom leans into the future

Fri, 2016-01-29 12:18

The Washington Post formally opened its new headquarters yesterday, featuring an advanced 24/7 newsroom, where tech and journalists will work seamlessly together.

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Danish newspaper turns spotlight on its own journalism

Fri, 2016-01-29 10:27

A Danish niche newspaper has found a unique way of holding their newspaper and journalists to account to the community they serve, as a way of building trust. Not financially, but editorially. Erik Bjerager, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Kristeligt Dagblad spoke to the World Editors Forum about this initiative.

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Let's say goodbye to pointless, ill-timed, endless push notifications

Thu, 2016-01-28 10:33

Using push notifications can be a very effective and powerful way to gain and maintain audience engagement on mobile apps. But if not done correctly, they can turn out to be utterly irritating. A new report from Localytics, a Boston-based business analytics company, reveals how users respond to the alerts.

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Digital priorities for publishers – a global snapshot

Wed, 2016-01-27 11:57

We asked numerous digital news media executives around the world what their top three digital priorities are for this year, to gain insights into how digital trends are playing out globally. We would be thrilled if your company would also like to share their priorities. This list is in alphabetical order by country.

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Tabloid Aftonbladet is putting its online audience in charge

Wed, 2016-01-27 07:46

Sweden's largest newspaper is radically reinventing its newsroom in a quest for digital readers. Strongly audience focused, Aftonbladet is now turning into a digital media house that "also publishes a printed newspaper". Acting Chief Editor and Publisher Sofia Olsson Olsén tells us more.

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Rethinking the world, news and millennials with Mic

Tue, 2016-01-26 13:30

It’s a big year for Mic, the news site built for millennials by millennials now 5 years old. And judging from its numerous moves and progress in the past six months, you get the feeling that Mic is pushing all its chips on the table during this critical election year in the U.S., to stand out from the notoriously competitive digital publishing crowd – both editorially and commercially.

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The power of the good old email newsletter

Tue, 2016-01-26 11:00

Going back to basics may just be a solution to reach your audience. While efforts to engage readers often focus on big social media platforms, a new report by journalism think-tank Polis highlights the often underestimated power of a newsletter.

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Axel Springer's EPOS app showcases new ways of storytelling

Thu, 2016-01-21 16:11

“It is a completely new digital magazine product," says Hans Evert, Managing Editor, Project Lead and “father” of EPOS, an immersive multimedia storytelling platform for tablets developed by Axel Springer, which recently won a WAN-IFRA World Digital Media Award for Best Tablet Application.

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