Interview – Lessons from launching South Africa’s first digital-only edition

Recently the team at Tiso Blackstar Group launched the first digital-only edition in South Africa, Times Select. Currently available online only, the app version will be launched later this month, coinciding with the launch of their paywall. We spoke with Lisa MacLeod, Head of Digital and the first female Vice President of WAN-IFRA, to understand what[…]

Newspapers succeeding by returning to edition-based publishing

After years of looking to the future for what will ‘save journalism’, including digital kiosks, pivots to video, and social media, it’s something a bit more old-school that is helping newspapers succeed in today’s digital world: a return to edition-based publishing. More and more publishers are finding that creating packaged publications with a beginning and an[…]

Digital kiosks struggling to keep European publishers on board

When kiosks such as Blendle first came out on the scene, there were cries that they would be “the saviour of journalism“, but since then things haven’t gone as great. To understand why kiosks are struggling to keep European publishers on board, we’ve taken a deep dive into the world of kiosks.  Blendle – not[…]

5 graphs you need to see from Reuters Digital News Report 2018

We look forward to the release of the Reuters Digital News Report every year because it’s always full of actionable insights. This year is no different, and from 144 pages of research, we’ve boiled it down to the 5 key insights that should shape the rest of your 2018 strategy.  “This year’s report contains signs[…]

Machine learning: what our tech team wants you to know

“Machine learning extracts the magic dust out of data.” – Ralf Herbrich, Director of Machine Learning Science at Amazon Recently members of our development team here at Twipe attended the AWS Summit in Berlin and came back with new insights on machine learning. Coupled with the call from Benedict Evans at GEN Summit to change the[…]

Key Learnings from World News Media Congress

The 70th World News Media Congress saw heads of newspapers and others in the media industry from across the globe come together to share best practices and learn from each other. We’ve distilled those best practices in to the key lessons you need to know. Experiment with new formats As one of our most recent[…]

3 Apple announcements that will impact publishers

With the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) happening this week, Apple has made a few announcements that will impact publishers. In short, good news for publishers as the user experience for readers on older devices will be improved, but watch out as push notifications might become hidden and engagement might go down.  Push notifications might not be[…]