3 ways to fix a broken news industry

3 ways to fix a broken news industry

Misleading, fake and hysterical news headlines have eroded the trust in media; now at an all time low. Publishers are working on various ways to regain that trust and fix a broken media system. Lara Setrakian, founder and CEO of News Deeply, a media and technology company dedicated to providing thorough analysis of global issues, has years of experience in in-depth[…]

Stanford report examines fake news in the 2016 US election

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[…]

Will Blendle or Medium become the Netflix of paid news?

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[…]

This is why editions will survive in the stream of online news content

This is why editions will survive in the stream of online news content

With declining print circulations, publishers have been focusing their effort on web content. Recent research by Neil Thurman, Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, has shown that online news does not engage your readers like their print product does. But isn’t that a negligible detail if web traffic is high? Actually, this study clearly reveals[…]

The forces behind the New York Times record quarter in new digital subscriptions

The forces behind the New York Times record quarter in new digital subscriptions

Last week, discussing its quarterly earnings, the New York Times reported spectacular growth for paying readers: 276,000 net new digital subscribers for the last three months of the year. “The single best quarter since 2011, the year the pay model launched”, according to the company.  The Times now has 1.6 million digital subs who brought[…]

Der Spiegel to launch a digital-only Daily Edition later this year

Der Spiegel to launch a digital-only Daily Edition later this year

With Daily, Der Spiegel publishing company will close a gap between the weekly magazine and the constantly updated Spiegel online website. With the new Daily, Der Spiegel targets the “Daily Briefers”, a term used already in Reuters’ Digital Report 2016.   The “Daily Briefer” wants to inform himself daily, but the regular visit of a website is too cumbersome[…]