What we learned about successful products at the International Journalism Festival

If you are at all active on Twitter, you probably couldn’t escape the fact that the International Journalism Festival was held in Perugia this past week. Over five days, this free conference discussed all aspects of the journalism industry. This week we’re taking those learnings and applying them to digital product strategies to better understand[…]

Stories: the format publishers need to take seriously

Increasing engagement, reaching younger audiences, habit formation…all topics keeping leaders of the news media industry up at night. While there is no magic bullet (and indeed you should be sceptical of any promised panacea, à la ‘pivot to video’), many publishers have been undervaluing one potential strategy: the Stories format. First seen on Snapchat and later on[…]

How The Times is achieving hyper-personalisation with “JAMES, Your Digital Butler”

Last week Jasmien Lismont, Project Manager and Data Scientist at Twipe, presented the first insights from the “JAMES, your digital butler” project at ConTech in London. In the year since it was announced as a recipient of Google DNI funding, we’ve heard a lot of interest in the industry about our collaborative project with The Times &[…]

How L’édition du Soir engages 1.8 million readers every month

In 2013, Ouest-France, together with Twipe, launched the very first digital-only newspaper in France. Since then they’ve had great success, just reaching 20 million monthly page views in August. We will hear the story of success for L’édition du Soir at the Digital Growth Summit in Rennes next month–make sure to register this week to save your[…]

How De Telegraaf turned around declining subscriptions revenues

During the recent INMA Innovation Study Tour in Amsterdam, we visited De Telegraaf. Marc Van Geel (CEO) and Xavier Van Leeuwe (Director Consumers) gave us an inside look into the recent and impressive turnaround. They took over the leadership of De Telegraaf mid 2017, after an intense takeover battle between Mediahuis and Talpa, which left[…]

Five news media startups you should know

Media innovation moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. So we’ve gathered 5 interesting news media startups that you should know about. Think we missed something important? Let us know! Syllabs Syllabs provides automated solutions for text creation and content optimisation. Their writing engine can[…]

9 media leaders on the future of newspapers in America

What does the newspaper of tomorrow look like? This is the question many in the news industry are grappling with today. We’ve seen how publishers in Europe are reinventing digital editions, and this trend has started in South Africa too. But it doesn’t seem to have reached the United States yet. So how are newspapers[…]

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