Artificial intelligence & other key takeaways from the World Publishing/Digital Content Expo 2017

Just two words can sum up the top lessons from the gathering of world publishers in Berlin this week: artificial intelligence. Or to be even more specific, robot journalists. It seemed every speaker at the very least touched on this theme, if they did not devote their entire talk to discussing AI from a different[…]

Learnings from the EngageReaders Launch Partner Meeting

Almost one year ago, EngageReaders officially launched, providing editorial teams with deep and actionable insights every day. Developed from research conducted in partnership with Mediahuis and KU Leuven, EngageReaders was selected as one of the winners of the Google Digital News Initiative. Since then, a group of launch partners have met every six months to[…]

How games can increase reader engagement

Last March, Norwegian newspaper NRK introduced a new feature to its commenting system, aimed at improving the quality and relevance of its comments section. The idea was simple: before submitting a comment, a reader would have to take a short quiz relating to the article’s content. By doing so, NRK hoped its readers would provide[…]

Push notifications: the highway to readers’ attention

Since push notifications were first introduced in iOS 3.0 in 2009, two key lessons have emerged. First, push notifications can help increase reader engagement, with readers who enable push notifications being 88% more engaged with a nearly 3x higher retention rate. Second, enabling push notifications is an act of trust that comes with a great[…]

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[…]

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[…]