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Editorial: Paid content lessons learned

As news publishers around the world continue to launch digital paid content services at a growing pace, the “lessons-learned-o-meter” is starting to spike as well. And that is good news for the industry.


Surprising U.S. year-end figures

Tracking newspaper profitability in the U.S. has become increasingly difficult, but figures indicate that the industry is not doing quite as badly as it sometimes appears, according to Rick Edmonds, researcher and writer for the Poynter Institute focusing on business and journalistic issues.


Asian advertising development



Thai trendsetters

The world is full of good ideas, but sometimes we have to look outside our familiar circles to find them. Here the spotlight is on Thailand, the host nation of the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in June, and two companies making headlines in the region: Thai Rath with its dedicated digital entity TrendVG3, and Post Publishing Group with its new free daily M2F.



No perfect solution in the works

Years of tense relations between publishers and Google have been coming to a head in many countries across Europe and in Brazil in recent months.



Globe Unlimited

Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of  The Globe and Mail in Canada, cautiously describes the first 100 days of the paper’s metered paywall launch as ‘so far, so good.’
Such an undertaking is nothing new to The Globe, but the enormity of the paywall project tested the company like never before.
Lessons learned from Mr. Crawley...



Aloha Honolulu! Oahu on track

What is claimed to be the first true consolidation of two U.S. daily newspapers in modern times (not counting joint operating agreements) has seen the Honolulu Star-Advertiser assert itself as the largest daily in the state of Hawaii – thanks in large part to its commitment to the community.



Investment and development

New finishing system for digital printing
Müller Martini on new markets and possibilities
Post Publishing in Thailand invests in ppi solutions



3V conversion – two birds with one stone

After several postponements, 28 January saw the publication of the U.S. newspaper The Columbus Dispatch for the first time with its new, compact format, new design and overhauled structure. It has been well received by both readers and advertisers – but that is not all ...



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Media innovation helps promote Kenya’s democratic future

Innovative digital media are making a fundamental contribution to democratic development worldwide. A salient example is Kenya, where elections set the stage for new and traditional media to facilitate a better-informed electorate and encourage a more participatory newsgathering approach.

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Kill the Paywall! Bring in Premium Content!

Paid content – or as I prefer to call it, “Premium Content” – is here to stay and will in the future develop into a second digital media revenue stream alongside the already booming advertising model.

Real-time social analytics: how editors become cyborgs

Algorithms that enhance editorial decision-making



Managing the print-digital portfolio

As publishers continue to operate in more digital platforms, strategic considerations and performance evaluation issues are requiring greater attention. 


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