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Media coverage of the US presidential debates

With the US presidential election less than three weeks away we want to look at how media has covered the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This election has brought social media to the center of political coverage. The first debate on September 26th this year was the most tweeted debate ever, topping the previous[…]

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Medium – the new one stop shop for publishers

Medium has updated its business strategy by implementing monetization options and has announced Medium for Publishers. The new platform is designed to empower publishers and bloggers across the world by offering them a new set of tools to promote and monetize their content. “We want to make it even easier for publications to do what[…]

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Google funds Twipe and Mediahuis’ Reader Engagement Insights project

On Wednesday, Google has announced the winners of its €150 million Digital News Initiative fund, which aims to stimulate innovation among European news media outlets. The ‘Digital Reader Engagement’ initiative, jointly submitted by Twipe and Mediahuis, has been selected as one of the winners among 1200 applications. The joint project aims to improve significantly the[…]

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Which projects have been funded by Google Digital News Initiative in the first round?

On Wednesday, Google has announced that 128 projects were selected during the first funding round of its Google Digital News Initiative. According to public sources, the following projects have received Google DNI funding. If you know of a project not in our list, please let us know by e-mail or join the conversation on our community[…]

News publishing on smartphones and social media, a threat or an opportunity?

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism publishes its fourth annual Digital News Report. As the smartphone becomes the defining device for online news and the environment is dominated by a few successful brands, publishers will increasingly struggle to reach a wider audience, both via apps and browsers, according to the fourth annual Digital News[…]

Publishers can finally sell digital subscriptions on Android devices

Since last week, publishers and other app developers can sell subscriptions with recurring payments through their Android apps. For the past year Android developers could conduct one-time transactions, such as single-issue sales, through in-app purchases. But only now can Android users authorize automatic monthly or annual payments for a subscription. Apple has offered in-app subscriptions on iOS[…]