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Looking at trending media events, the closing of BuzzFeed News, and LADbible’s success : Twipe’s Weekly News Digest

24 April 2023
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Welcome to Twipe’s Weekly News Digest! This week, we take a look at stories from across the world of publishing and news tech, touching on topics like upcoming News Media events, the decline of BuzzFeed News, the success of LADbible, and more. Read our top 5 stories of the week below.

1. News Media events you should have on your radar this year

Many media innovators gathered this past week in Perugia for the International Journalism Festival. Looking ahead, we put together an article of important industry events you should be aware of and the most relevant sessions within them.

To read the whole article, click here.

2. A review of subscriber onboarding from 3 of Britain’s most successful publishers

Looking at The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, and The Times, The Audiencers seek to extract the important “aha-moments” of these brands and to understand what learnings can be taken to help publishers aid in their subscriber onboarding.

To read the full analysis, click here.

3. BuzzFeed shuts down its newsroom

The Pulitzer Prize winning institution of BuzzFeed News has seen its final days as news comes through that it will be shutting down its 180 person newsroom completely. Detailing the success and ultimate failings of the news organisation, Poynter delves into the story of BuzzFeed News.

To read the complete article, click here.

4. Four out of five Canadians read the newspaper

Showing the strong newspaper publishing industry in the country, it was revealed in a recent research publication by News Media Canada that residents are still utilising newspapers for news. Complete with breakdowns of platforms and use across generations, this report offers a great deal about the market.

To read the full study, click here.

5. Understanding LADbible’s success amongst the youth

A titan amongst the youth of Britain, LADbible has been able to capture the attention of the coveted 18-34 year old market. How they have been able to diversify while maintaining this success is revealed as Group Managing Editor, Simon Binns, sits down with WAN-IFRA.

To read the full interview, click here.

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