Report: “Reinventing Digital Editions”

In recent years, newspapers are re-discovering the power of editions as their core and unique value proposition. We interviewed 8 leading publishers about their experiences with the creation and roll-out of successful digital-only editions, defined as a bundle of finite content, published via digital channels with a certain frequency, belonging to a series, and with no counterpart in print containing the same content. Read for insights from leading European publishers, including:

  • Handelsblatt10 from Handelsblatt (Germany)
  • DN+ from Diario de Navarra (Spain)
  • La Matinale from Le Monde (France)
  • Welt Edition from Die Welt (Germany)
  • L’édition du Soir from Ouest-France (France)
  • Espresso from The Economist (UK)
  • The Independent Daily Edition from The Independent (UK)
  • 12 from Tamedia (Switzerland)

6 best practices for digital-only editions are also identified.

Other research

“What happens in the body when reading” The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Journalists
Findings from Twipe’s Digital Reader Engagement project

“Predicting Article Reading Time Based on Words Used in Text” Twipe AI Report
Creation of an algorithm to determine the words in articles that lead to the highest and lowest average reading time

“7 Building Blocks for Digital Publishing Success” Twipe White Paper
A comprehensive framework for successful digital publishing, with 2 case studies