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Fri - 15.12.2017


May 2011

by Martin Belam

At the end of the live blogging panel session at news:rewired, my colleague Matt Wells wanted to answer a question that had been posed on Twitter - if the PA can use ScribbleLive for their live blogging tools, why do the BBC feel the need to build their own?

Of the people on the panel, Matt at the Guardian and host Marcus Warren of the Telegraph both use in-house tools, whilst Anna Doble of Channel 4 News and Paul Gallagher of the MEN used off-the-shelf solutions.

Continue reading on currybetdotnet

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-31 17:43

by Andy Plesser

In addition to connecting with a valued audience with live programming, the process of creating daily Webcasts is valuable to the news organization, explains Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor of the WSJ.com.

Delaney was a panelist in session about online video journalism which I moderated earlier this month at Streaming Media East in New York.

Continue reading/view video on beet.tv

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-31 17:32

The difficulty with what's "obvious", what anyone can plainly see, is that, in media matters, it's very rarely true. Take just a few examples.

It's obvious that if you buy a bulky Saturday paper, you won't need one on Sunday.

Continue reading on Peter Preston on Press and Broadcasting

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-30 17:15

E-books are hot: Amazon recently announced that it's selling more e-books than print titles. And e-books are now included on the New York Times' bestseller list. So the time may be right for news organizations to start making serious money on their voluminous archives, by repackaging content as e-books...

Continue reading on Knight Digital Media Center

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-30 17:08

Ben Goldacre, whose Bad Science blog and column in the Guardian keeps journalists writing about health in check; Hilary Alexander, fashion director of the Telegraph; Jemima Kiss, technology writer at the Guardian; Robert Peston, business editor for the BBC and Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch UK have all been ranked by PeerIndex as the five UK journalists with the greatest online influence.

Continue reading on journalism.co.uk

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-30 11:04

News publishers have had to develop a number of new digital capabilities in recent years, such as online advertising, social media, search-engine optimization, email marketing, video production, Web design and mobile app development.

After making those investments, most find their online sales comparatively meager compared to print ad revenue, which is still declining.

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-30 10:52

The role of community manager has gone from being a social experiment to an integral part of the newsroom. But are they there to teach old hacks new digital tricks or is there now a genuine business imperative and ROI factor in having staff to represent your brand through social media?

Continue reading on the Media Briefing

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-27 10:01

In the latest example of news organizations pooling their resources, the St. Petersburg Times and the online news site Politico have joined forces to cover the Republican party's national convention in Florida in 2012, according to Poynter.org.

Continue reading on Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-27 09:42

The New York Times's paywall launch seems to be off to a fine start, with management proudly announcing 100,000 new web-only subscribers shortly after the launch.

If each of those subscribers stick around and pay $15 a month, that's $18 million of high-margin annual revenue the company just added.

Continue reading on Business Insider

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-26 09:43

Vadim Lavrusik, the cherub-cheeked 25-year old who heads up Facebook's new journalist program initiative, has been generating a lot of chatter in media circles, and not just for his thoughtful missives about how ink-stained wretches could better utilize the social network to promote their work or find sources. His arrival, along with a few other moves by the social-media company, suggests Facebook may be looking at ways to turn the site into a distribution -- and money making -- platform for news.

Continue reading on CNNMoney

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-26 09:31

by ukaop.org.uk

Ahead of the ePublishing Innovation Forum, we caught up with Audra Martin, VP, Customer Engagement and Operations at the Economist, where she is speaking on 'a pricing strategy that suits you and your customers', with the Economist's iPad/iPhone app downloads reaching over 1 million.

What are the main learnings from your iPad launch, and managing the ongoing product development process around it?

Continue reading on Association of Online Publishers

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-25 10:39

The Sunday Times' Social List, a site sitting outside its paywall, might be seen by some as a late bandwagon attempt to build subscriber numbers, but it's cleverer than that.

While commentators have become fixated on how using algorithms to measure influence and status can never be a true reflection of influence - The Independent attracted such criticism with its PeerIndex Twitter 100, which it launched in March - The Sunday Times Social List is intended as a participatory "fun and engaging piece of social entertainment", according to the site.

Continue reading on newmediaage

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-25 10:24

For more than a year, coverage of the New York Times as a business has been relentlessly about its "metered model" pay wall and other digital matters. But without any media news notice, the newspaper has engineered a coup on the legacy side of its operations.

Essentially, it has replaced telemarketing as a source of selling new subscriptions with "events marketing" -- pitching a booth at a well-trafficked venue like the U.S. Open tennis tournament or the South by Southwest conference in Austin and trying to sign up passers-by.

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-24 11:28

A community cooperative which includes redundant journalists is trying to revive local media in Port Talbot and fill the gap left when Trinity Mirror's Media Wales closed the Neath and Port Talbot Guardians in 2009.

Continue reading on the Media Briefing

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-24 11:21

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University has launched a new journalism industry encyclopaedia today, aiming to catalogue the "most important players and innovators in the evolution of journalism" and "provide a centralised source for background, context, and the latest news about them".

"Future of news encyclopaedia" Encyclo currently has 184 entries covering a variety of organisations, including online news sites, newspapers, magazines, broadcast networks, and technology companies.

Continue reading on journalism.co.uk

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-23 16:55

At Miratech, we are interested in the difference between reading on an iPad and a printed newspaper.

Readers remember an article read in a newspaper better than an article read on an iPad. Readers are more likely to skim over articles on an iPad than in a newspaper.

Continue reading on miratech.com

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-23 16:47

Washington Post journalists are creating paid, self-paced online courses for the public, the newspaper announced in an email to subscribers on Wednesday.

The MasterClass website aims to take the Post's "knowledgeable resources into this field for our readers who are interested in exploring areas we are uniquely qualified in helping them understand," according to an FAQ that accompanies the MasterClass website.

Continue reading on Politico

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-20 11:31

by Kevin Anderson

There was an interesting discussion about linking and journalism amongst a number of journalists in North America. Mathew Ingram of GigaOm and Alex Byers, a web producer for Politico in Washington, both collected the conversation using Storify. It covers a lot of well worn territory in this debate, and I'm not going to rehash it.

Continue reading on Strange Attractor

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-20 11:13

Twenty-five thousand people read The Times on iPad each day. Its stablemate The Sunday Times counts 22,000 readers, including two million iPad page views.

Those numbers may sound small (in print, the papers circulate an average 446,109 per day and 1,031,727 on Sunday). But they're a start and they point to the popularity of iPad within the new multi-platform paid ecosystem.

Continue reading on paidContent:UK

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-13 10:56

by Victor Wong

Oliver Reichenstein's "Business Class: Freemium for News?" has kicked off a lot of discussion around new ways to approach monetizing online news by adopting the airline's business model. The analogy is that airplanes take everyone to the same place, yet some people are willing to pay much more for a better experience. In much the same way, newspapers could have "economy class" and "business class" versions of the website. To explore this idea more, I've run some basic numbers behind feasibility and offered some suggestions for accomplishing it.

Continue reading on paidContent.org

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-13 10:45

The Manchester Evening News has been awarded the Digital Innovation of the Year prize at this year's Regional Press Awards for its Police 24 project.

The project saw the MEN analyse tweets from Greater Manchester Police, which was tweeting every reported incident over a 24-hour period on the 14 October last year, breaking down and visualising the incidents as close to real time as possible.

Continue reading on journalism.co.uk

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-12 11:06

Dan Walters, the star political columnist at The Sacramento Bee, is not only the celebrated dean of the statehouse press corps in California, he also has been a loyal shareholder for 22 years of the company that owns his paper. But his faith in his employer, McClatchy, has not been rewarded.

After buying his first stock when McClatchy went public at $18.98 a share in 1989, Walters kept accumulating shares as they soared past $74 in 2005 and watched in horror four years later when they plummeted to less than 50 cents apiece.

Continue reading in Editor & Publisher

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-12 10:28

Columbia University has surveyed the state of digital journalism, and it has concluded that journalists must rethink their relationships -- and their audiences' relationships -- with advertisers.

That does not mean yielding editorial control to sponsors, but it might mean coming up with alternatives to impression-based pricing, creating higher-value content for the Web by tapping into page view data, and helping to ensure that Web ads have value on their own.

Continue reading in The New York Times

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-11 11:26

Back in 2009, Rupert Murdoch declared: "We intend to charge for all our news websites." Two years on, and it's becoming clear that some will be less charged-for than others.

Asked why the website of News International's mass-market tabloid The Sun, Britain's highest-circulation newspaper, has not yet followed its The Times and News Of The World by introducing web fees, the publisher's chief marketer Katie Vanneck-Smith told a City University, London, lecture Monday night:

Continue reading on paidcontent:UK

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-11 11:17


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