7 key essentials for newsrooms in the artificial intelligence age

This month, Better News was launched, providing resources for publishers in the digital news industry. This project, from the American Press Institute as part of the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative, aims to bring news organisations together with experts in technology to address the challenges, as well as opportunities, the artificial intelligence age brings. One key resource[…]

Michael Golden on the strategy that has led to success for The New York Times

The New York Times has long been a strong example for other newspapers, whether it’s for their growth in digital subscriptions or the strategy behind their push notifications. This week President of The New York Times Michael Golden pulled back the curtain on how they have been so successful during his standing-room only talk at the[…]

How digital innovation has paid off for top European media companies

Two important reports were released recently: Hackers.Media’s list of the biggest media companies in Europe, and Reuters’s report on developing digital news projects. There’s some significant overlap between the two lists, so it’s interesting to see how a focus on digital innovation has led to success for some of the top European media companies.This week[…]

Who pays for online news?

This week, a report looking at what motivates people to pay for news online and in which ways they are willing to pay was released. Commissioned by Reuters, undertaken by Kantar Media, and funded by Google’s Digital News Initiative, this report synthesises the results of discussion groups in Finland, Spain, the UK, and the US. With vivid[…]

Main trend of DME and Newscamp: Reader focused journalism

Reader focused journalism was the topic that stood out at both the Digital Media Europe 2017 in Copenhagen and the Newscamp in Augsburg. A more content driven approach for journalists while relying on technology and intelligent systems to do the rest.  We picked three keynotes from the events that emphasize this trend. Newscamp – Augsburg The Newscamp[…]

The dynamics of subscribing, explained in Media Institute Report

The American Press Institute just published what it believes is the largest research into subscriptions and news. Named “Paying for news: Why people subscribe and what it says about the future of journalism”, the 60-page report investigates the current and future states of paid-for news. Let’s look at some of its key takeaways: 1. Young people are[…]

Amazon – your new(s) subscription service

Amazon announced this week that it has launched its very own self-service subscription marketplace. Named “Subscribe with Amazon“, it makes it possible for digital subscription providers to reach millions of Amazon customers. Businesses will benefit from targeted customer exposure through its discovery features such as search and recommendations. Amazon wants Subscribe with Amazon to be the place[…]

Are publishers disappointed in Facebook’s Instant Articles?

Almost two years ago, Facebook rolled out Instant Articles. The new feature aimed at providing publishers with a more engaging platform on which to gather users, through faster loading times and a cleaner look and feel. Not even 24 months later, many industry actors are already turning away from Facebook’s once praised idea. The Guardian recently joined a[…]