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From East Coast business practices to Silicon Valley technology, European publishers have long looked to the US as a source of inspiration. But now, as media companies everywhere are seeking different ways to adapt to the new digital era, some European firms are coming up with smart solutions, which American news organisations could well learn from.

This is the argument made by media analyst Ken Doctor in a series of articles for Nieman Lab. Doctor, who is the author of Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get, highlights examples of media companies that are thriving in Europe, including Schibsted in Norway, which has diversified into digital services and online classifieds, Gossweiler Media in Switzerland, which has created a successful community news model, and Sanoma in Finland, which has successfully persuaded print readers to pay more for digital access.

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-04-10 17:43

By Federica Cherubini

Six countries, six leading newspapers, a huge audience and one common theme: Europe, how to explain it better, how to understand it better, how to build it better. This is the aim of an editorial project which saw six papers joining forces to produce a joint special edition on the situation of the European Union.

"The state of the Union", echoing the State of the union speech US President Obama gave on 24 January, is the angle of the first issue of Europa (more will be expected in future) produced by El Pais, the Guardian, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Gazeta Wyborcza and La Stampa.

This joint special editorial supplement aims to give a "more nuanced picture of the EU and explore what Europe does well and what not so well", as the Guardian explained.

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-27 16:21

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