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Shaping the Future of the Newspaper

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Tue - 02.09.2014


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As Eastman Kodak files for bankruptcy protection today, the once-powerful company's demise has been largely blamed on its failure to adapt to the digital era.

With this warning ringing in their ears, it seems more urgent than ever now for publishers to make sure that they are doing everything possible to gain digital expertise.

The Hearst Corporation has already made a move in this direction by hiring Philip R. Wiser as its first-ever chief technology officer. Wiser, who will start his new role on February 1, was CTO of Sony Corporation of America from 2004 to 2006 and co-founded Sezmi Corporation, a company that offers broadband, mobile and cable providers with a platform for delivering personalized video content. Wiser served as chairman and president of Sezmi, before its recent sale to KIT digital for $27 million.

Earlier in his career Wiser founded Liquid Audio, an early music distribution platform and served as CTO before Microsoft bought up several of its digital rights management patents for $7 million.

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-19 18:44

Theory alone won't change any business's fortunes. To succeed, you need the guts to put radical ideas into action. On this basis, perhaps we can all learn a thing or two from John Paton, the 54-year old Denver-based publisher who is trying to turn around America's second-largest regional newspaper chain.

When it comes to newspapers, strategists don't typically look to the struggling US industry for inspiration. Instead, they seek out innovation in Oslo, Mumbai or even London, where the Economist argues that Britain's national newspapers have become "exceptionally innovative".

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-15 18:23

The story of Steve Jobs is beyond epic. There's not many who could change the world of personal computers, music, phones and animated films in one lifetime. His character DNA was a mix of sheer genius, vision, tenacity and often disturbing habits that easily puts him in the same league as Edison, Ford and Tesla.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-15 18:34

by Andy Boyle

In case you didn't know, many news organizations are looking to hire web developers to help create awesome stuff online. And as this list of 19 job openings might imply, news organizations are having a difficult time trying to find people to fill these gigs.

One of the reasons for this difficulty, I believe, is because journalism students are not learning the necessary skills during their college years and internships to meet the minimum requirements of these jobs.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-14 10:03

by Joshua Benton

The New York Times will have a new leader in the newsroom. Jill Abramson will replace Bill Keller, who is moving to a writing job at the paper.

I'm sure Times Kremlinologists are already developing their theories about the move and its timing -- let the #______MakesYouStupid jokes begin -- but from our perspective, we're most interested in the impact the new leadership will have on the Times' digital strategy.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-06-06 14:22

Many news publishing related trends built up speed and began taking hold in 2010, and are worth watching and considering further in 2011.

In no particular order, those trends are:

Coupons and daily deals

Leading the pack in 2010 was Chicago-based Internet coupon service Groupon Inc., which turned down a US$6 billion buyout offer from Google in early December and secured $500 million (of $950 million) at the end of the month.

Publishers around the globe are trying out Groupon-like daily deals as a way to engage readers, and are beginning to see success.

Social networking

If 2009 was the year your mom joined Facebook, then 2010 was the year everyone else did, from your grandfather to your 12-year-old niece.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-31 23:07

Last year, the Spanish press employed 11.1 percent less workers than in 2008, according to the Editors Association of Spanish Newspapers, PRnoticias.com informed.

Newspapers reduced their staff from 11,474 employees to 10,190 mostly to cut costs and cope with the effect of the economic crisis.

General information dailies and sport publications are the ones that have done the biggest cuts of staff by 11.60 percent and 7.83 percent, respectively. Interestingly, newspapers specialized in finance have also laid off personnel without lowering their staff spending.

According the most popular publications in the country, El Pais cut the largest number of jobs (392). El Mundo let go 14 workers whereas ABC reduced its staff by 103.

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Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-17 23:47

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, has been named Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year.

Every year Time magazine gives its accolade "to the person or thing judged to have most influenced the culture and the news during the past year, for good or for ill," the Guardian reported. The Guardian quoted Time journalist Lev Grossman, who said that Zuckerberg was honoured "for connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives."

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-16 18:38

At least 25 percent of Spanish journalists have lost their jobs and 66 percent have seen their paychecks reduced because of the economic crisis, according to 2010 Annual Report of the Journalistic Profession published today by the Press Association of Madrid, Europa Press revealed.

When compared with 2009 results, the report shows an increase in the number of journalists who are not working from 5,155 to 5.564, out of which 66 percent are women, ABC.es informed. Furthermore, the average salary is €30,000 down from €35,000 six months ago.

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"The epidemic that is affecting the profession is unprecedented," said the President of the Press Association Fernando Gonzalez Urbaneja, adding there is "a mismatch between the college and the labor market."

The report pointed out that there are 72,292 journalists in Spain but only 30,000 available jobs, PRNoticias revealed. In 2010, 2.906 people graduated from journalism school and over 3,000 are expected to do so in 2011.

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Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-15 00:22

Yahoo! is expected to lay off between 650 and 700 people today, or about 5 percent of its worldwide staff, AllThingsDigital reported yesterday.

The layoffs will come mostly from its product division, and will be mostly within the Internet company's U.S. division. A Yahoo employee in its Flickr group just tweeted this afternoon "All I got for Christmas from Yahoo is a pink slip. And hugs from Flickr. And a nice package. Adios, Y! Good luck on your downslide," TechCrunch reported. The tweet has since been deleted.

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Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-14 21:10

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