Is Facebook launching a Spotify for News?

Facebook is putting itself more in the position of a partner of publishers. The social network’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown said they will launch initial tests for a subscription based news product in October. The feature is built on top of Instant Articles, which already aggregates articles from hundreds of publishers based on[…]

Overview of best digital only editions

We compiled a list of digital only editions that stand out. Editions are the center of publishers’ businesses and play a crucial role in keeping core readers engaged. We are a believer in the power of digital editions. In an environment where new products are critical to capture engagement, editions create habits for readers. Get inspired by excellent[…]

Ad fraud: how billions are stolen every year

Late last month, Google cracked down on Judy, a malware present in 40 seemingly innocent Play Store apps, which would automatically display and click on ads through a hidden browser, unnoticed by the user. Before being removed from the store, Judy apps had been downloaded 36 million times, and were believed to generate more than[…]

Is Facebook embracing subscriptions?

In April publishers have made it clear to Facebook that they’re fed up with Instant Articles. Monetizating on Facebook’s news platform hasn’t been working and big publishers like the Guardian and the New York Times have pulled out entirely. Facebook has finally listened (or given in) to publishers’ complaints and may soon help its users pay[…]

ePaper grows 25% in Germany

The number of ePaper users is growing. And it’s growing strong. Digital newspapers continue to show robust growth year by year. In Germany the first Quarter of 2017 shows an increase of almost 25% in the ePaper circulation number compared to the first quarter of the previous year. A big driver of this growth was[…]

Regional publishers as digital innovators

Publishers have been fanning out their business with projects outside their traditional area of expertise. Is your organization also thinking outside the box? What field do you think publishers should explore further to reach more users? Here are 3 examples of newspapers going beyond their current business whether through new product offerings, democratic audience involvement[…]