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Twipe signs first big partnership in Germany

German publisher DuMont accelerates digital growth with Twipe ePapers As of noon today DuMont Media Group offers its seven titles’ subscribers a completely new digital reading experience. The Launch of the new ePaper Apps with Twipe is the beginning of a long-term partnership. With the Twipe Platform, DuMont has found a reliable basis to build[…]

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Twipe strengthens leadership position in the French publishing market

Today, the French regional news publisher Centre France, launches a new breed of apps on iOS, Android and the Web for the digital editions of its 19 newspapers. Centre France and Twipe have entered a long-term collaboration to distribute and monetize the digital newspapers. Centre France is the first to roll out the new Web[…]

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The Swedish newspaper who puts an algorithm in charge

Four years ago Svenska Dagbladet was facing decreasing circulation, no digital revenue and dwindling readership. It has since done a full turnaround. Fredric Káren, then new editor-in-chief, had to do something radical in order to make the paper successful again. At the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, he explained how he made this happen and transformed[…]

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The Times and the economics of online news

In 2010 The Times decided to bring their website content fully behind a hard paywall. While the paywall has undoubtedly limited their reach, traffic isn’t the only measure of success for a strong brand like The Times. With the reputation of The Times they are allowed to have a different business model than many of[…]

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Will robots soon replace human reporting?

    “Newsbots will contribute more than 90 percent of written articles within 15 years”, Kristian Hammond, CTO and cofounder of Narrative Science. From Associated Press and NPR to the LA Times and the Washington Post, automated reporting with news-writing bots has seen a stark rise in the past year. Those news-writing bots require high-quality data and the algorithms[…]

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INMA Big Data week London highlights successful business models of data driven newsrooms

The INMA Big Data for Media Week in London showcased best case examples of data driven success in the media industry. With speakers from BBC, The Telegraph, Financial Times, Google, The New York Times, Schibsted, The Washington Post and many others, the participants visited various media companies across London and attended podium discussions. We look[…]

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Stanford report examines fake news in the 2016 US election

Fake news has less impact than previously thought according to a report by economists Hunt Allcott of New York University and Matthew Gentzkow of Stanford, on “Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election“. Evidence shows that: 62 percent of US adults get news on social media according to a Pew study fake news[…]

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Will Blendle or Medium become the Netflix of paid news?

Interesting and challenging analysis from Esther Kezia Harding about the possible flaws in subscription models of newspapers. Will Blendle or Medium.com be able to become the Netflix of paid content? Or will newspapers themselves be able to keep strong subscription footholds in the digital age? According to a poll done by The Media Briefing, most people[…]