As we’re about to talk about simple metrics, let’s start with a simple question: what happens when you yield too much power to them?
“Increasingly the America rendered today in the American media is illusionary and delusionary – disfigured, unreal, disconnected from the true context of our lives. In covering actually existing America life, the media – weekly, daily, hourly – break new ground in getting it wrong.”
The GEN Summit in Vienna last week was, as always, a great place to be, but for once I found it quite difficult to pin down what the central theme might be. The posters screamed #FAKENEWS, but I heard far less about this phenomenon (or, indeed, it’s most notorious critic) than I did, say, at […]
“I think there’s a big role in media for doing what the country needs: providing strong analysis and hard facts,” said George Osbourne, the former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer, now The Evening Standard’s Editor, speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this weekend.
Serbian sports website, Sportklub, publishes around 100 articles per day and has been financially sustainable for 11 years now – a rare feat in the world of digital journalism. We caught up with Vladimir Novakovic to find out how they have managed to do this using something of much greater rarity: quality longform sports content. […]
In the UK and US the waning fortunes of the regional press is an altogether familiar story. Last August the UK’s Press Gazette reported falling revenues for many regional titles with only a couple of exceptions. A similar story seems to be playing out in the States, where, a recent Pulitzer to a local news outlet notwithstanding, […]
If there has been one takeout from the conference season so far it’s been this: media companies who are bucking the subscriptions trend and succeeding are the ones who aren’t afraid to tear up the playbook and try something new. In Norway, digital publisher Amedia now boasts a very healthy market share indeed, specifically of paying subscribers. This would appear to fly in face of received wisdom that subscriptions really only work in special circumstances. We caught up with Amedia’s EVP, Pål Nedregotten, to find out why.
One thing we heard a lot about at the Digital Media Europe summit last month was the rise and rise of a subscription-based model for journalism. It’s a tantalizing idea, running a newspaper online that people are prepared to pay for, and although it has up until now often been dismissed as being an unattainable goal, several publications have shown – in the most definitive of ways – that it’s entirely possible to make it work and make it work well.
As we saw in Italy earlier this month, content-related conferences tend to run on trends and themes. The Perugia International Journalism Festival this year focused on Trump and the battle again fake news, while the FIPP conference in Berlin last month looked at fake news and Germany’s controversial response. So I arrived in Copenhagen for #DME17 expecting […]
The strain on the news industry has been harshly felt in the local press, and barely a week passes without reports of yet another regional publisher closing its doors. However, as we’ve been finding out on our blog this week, it’s not all doom and gloom.