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Mon - 28.07.2014


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The Chicago Tribune Media Group's ChicagoShopping.com is partnering with shopping website Groupon to feature a local deal-of-the-day, the Chicago Tribune reported today.

Groupon offers daily deals in more than 300 markets globally, and its deal with CTMG will be exclusively featured on the ChicagoShopping.com homepage.

"By registering at ChicagoShopping.com, you'll have the option to sign up to receive the exclusive Groupon offer in addition to the feature Groupon highlights on their website each day. It's the ultimate opportunity for Chicagoland deal-seekers," explained Belinda Englman, general manager of ChicagoShopping.com, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Groupon launched in November 2008 and last week rejected a buyout offer from Google, believed to be between US$5 billion and $6 billion.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-09 21:28

Yahoo! India will expand its website to other six regional languages by 2011 and its looking for local partners to generate content, Reuters reported yesterday.

Besides English, the site also provides information in Hindi as part of a partnership with daily newspaper Dainik Jagran. "We see huge opportunity in regional language content. Our Hindi news traffic had taken over the traffic we see for news in English," said Yahoo! India Managing Director Arun Tadank, the Hindustan Times quoted.

Last week, Yahoo! CEO and President Carol Bartz announced the company's plan to increase local content in India by expanding the website to at least 18 regional languages, CIOL News Report pointed out.

"We aim to become the world's largest digital media company," she said adding that it could only be done through partnerships. "You need to understand that you cannot build everything," Bartz said, The Financial Express reported.

According to the Hindustan Times, India has 50 million Internet users, which are expected to increase up to 240 million in the next five years. Currently, 73 percent of the users has access to Yahoo!.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-16 18:20

The Seattle Times announced this week a partnership with local TV station KING 5 to develop a local online advertising network, News&Tech reported.

Sales teams from both companies will offer ads to community blogs and niche publications and then share the revenue, explained The Seattle Times in an article.

"The Seattle Times already has strong content-sharing partnerships with many of these independent sites," said Alan Fiasco, Seattle Times Company's Vice President of marketing and sales, Broadcasting & Cable quoted. "Our new sales network will only make those partnerships stronger."

Further, KING Seattle President Ray Heacox said the ad network would also help local sites grow and increase their viability.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-01 16:30

The Washington Post is to partner with Intersect.com, a new site that displays stories on timelines, to crowdsource Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," which will take place on the National Mall in advance of Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.

In its Story Lab blog, the Washington Post invites its readers to join in as it looks for both on-the-ground answers from observers and rally participants, and opinions on whether the rally is just a marketing stunt or something that will really have a political impact. Those interested are asked to visit Intersect.com and create an account using "Washingtonpost" as an invite code. The paper will take and use content that has been contributed via Intersect for its own feed.

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

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-10-28 18:48

According to journalism.co.uk, the African online news company A24 has just partnered with the African Press Organization (APO). "The deal will see A24 host the APO's wire service, which includes multilingual reports and press releases from governments, political organisations and NGOs," states the article. The agency also provides a free wire service to African journalists.

A24 launched at the end of 2008 and was said to be Africa's first online site for African content while trying to strengthen Africa's media capacity, states newsfromafrica.org. The site sells African video content to different news companies across the world, "with contributors receiving the bulk of the sales revenue and retaining copyright," reports the journalism.co.uk article. Plus, the editorial board includes Reuters' head of global multimedia along with a former executive director at ABC News based in Australia.

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

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-10-15 21:08

The Washington Post and Bloomberg have launched a co-branded business page, eight months after announcing the site was in the works, paidContent reported yesterday.

Content is from both outlets and wire services, such as The Associated Press, and the site is now The Post's business page. Articles written by Washington Post staffers gives their names on the main page, while Bloomberg articles show only "Bloomberg," as the content creator, not the individual reporter. The Bloomberg reporter's name is given after the user clicks on the headline.

The new page "combines The Post's in-depth expertise on economic policy with Bloomberg's leadership in business news and information to provide the essential online source for business and policy," a notice posted on the new site told readers yesterday.

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

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-07-15 20:14

The Independent may go free in London, and may merge some of its operations with the Evening Standard, the Financial Times reported. Evgeny Lebedev, son of Alexander and chairman of Independent Print, told the FT that he was considering a range of strategies to make the newspaper profitable.

The Lebedevs bought the Independent in March, having acquired London's The Evening Standard at the start of last year. The FT noted that the Independent and its Sunday partner, the Independent on Sunday, have the lowest circulation among the UK quality dailies, and Lebedev told the FT that "we will have to do something. The Independent can't stay in its present form because it will continue losing money."

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

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-05-17 18:01

The interactive unit of the Audit Bureau of Circulations will now audit newspapers' mobile content, a press release from the firm announced.

The new audit will provide publishers and advertisers with independently verified mobile usage data generated from apps, e-readers, and mobile browsers through the Verve publishing platform, as a result of its partnership with Verve Wireless.

"With all the buzz around the iPad and with use of mobile browsers exploding, newspapers and their advertisers are increasingly interested in seeing mobile metrics detailed in ABC reports," Michael Lavery, ABC president and managing director, stated in the press release.

The ABC's Consolidated Media Report, in which ABC is working with ABCi, clients of Verve will now be able to include mobile audience by device type, day and day part, unique visits, page views, audience access points by app and mobile browser or e-reader, Editor&Publisher reported. Verve currently works with more than 600 leading media companies from United States, Canada, and Europe.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-04-22 21:26

Henri Pigeat, former president of Agence France Presse and current president of CFPJ (Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes) revealed in a video interview with daily French paper Le Figaro that the AFP would be needing between €130 and €150 million for the next five years. The figures consist of estimations and Pigeat noted that there was no concrete business plan yet.

Financial backing might incorporate stockholders' equity as well as funding from within AFP. Pigeat said the sum was "reasonable" and would be necessary to promote technological evolution. He added that today's news agencies functioned on a variety of interactive multimedia platforms with hypertext, which subsequently indicated that there must be both an IT-based and an editorial transformation.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-04-22 15:34

Top news organisations will collaborate to publish a series of articles on how American businesses are responding to liabilities, risks and opportunities surrounding climate change, Foliomag reports. The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Wired, along with Slate, Grist, the Center for Investigative Reporting and PBS current-affairs program "Need to Know" have teamed up to launch Climate Desk, a project dedicated to exploring climate change issues.

This collaboration represents an important step towards resolving the difficulty of covering expansive topics under dwindling resources. Climate Desk hopes to reach a combined online audience of more than 25 million monthly unique visitors, 1.5 million print readers and an expected TV audience of 1.5 viewers.

The Atlantic editorial director Bob Cohn told Folio in an interview that "Pooling resources, whether it's money or reporters or technology, can make good sense for outfits that want to remain ambitious in lean times. We all still want to beat the other guy, but sometimes the best way to unpack a complex and multi-dimensional story may be to forge ties with like-minded colleagues."

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-04-20 20:37

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