How to engage the under-35s

Engaging the under-35s is seen as the key to long-term success for journalism, but this can put a lot of pressure on publishers. To keep up with ever-changing technology trends publishers often have to make risky investments. As we see Generation Z maturing and year 2000 babies becoming adults, this debate must once again be[…]

Subscription Pricing: Learnings from publishers who dared to experiment

Subscription strategies can offer a sustainable financing strategy. By now, the majority of the news industry knows this. The pitfalls of focusing digital strategies on advertising revenue are already well documented, but this recent piece in The Atlantic from Josh Marshall serves as a timely reminder. Subscription pricing however is an issue where the industry[…]

Why newsletters are key for habit formation

As we have seen subscriptions rise during the pandemic, publishers are making greater use of email to retain existing subscribers and convert new subscribers. The shift towards email newsletters in the industry has been seismic. Earlier this week in a Clubhouse talk about newsletter personalisation, we heard that Belgian publisher Mediafin now sends 1 million[…]

Surprising opportunities for news audio despite pandemic

Coronavirus has impacted news media across the spectrum, from declining advertising revenue to changing news audience habits. In the early days of the crisis, there was an immediate fear that news audio listening would plummet as globally people suddenly stopped commuting. However we have seen some good news for audio, including research from GlobalWebIndex that[…]

European publishers seeing success with subscription strategies

This week a study on publishers across Europe was published by Reuters, with a focus on how 8 specific titles have found success with reader revenue strategies. This report serves as a follow up to one published in 2018, in which not all publishers had embraced reader revenue strategies, so it is interesting to see[…]

3 key ways to reduce news product friction

Coming off recent industry discussions on the importance of product thinking, this week we are exploring three key ways publishers can reduce news product friction in their digital strategies. Registration walls increase conversion More and more publishers are adopting registration walls to help solve some of the new problems of today, including legal obligations, de-anonymizing[…]

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