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July 4, 2011

Twitter launches tool to help journalists

Twitter is trying to encourage journalists, with the company publishing guidelines designed to help journalists — traditional, new media, professional, citizen — to use the platform effectively, The Australian has reported. Twitter for Newsrooms, which went live last week at, is split into four main categories, starting with "Report", which shows how to use Twitter's advanced search functions and includes case studies on how reporters have used it to find and verify... MORE
March 22, 2011

UK: ABC merges print and online operations

The Audit Bureau of Circulations in the UK is reorganising its ABC print and ABCe digital elements into a single organisational strand to better reflect the changing shape of the publishing industry, the Press Gazette has reported. The change won't affect the way figures are presented. The national press will continue to have separate auditing of print and online audience figures for instance. Excerpts: [ Link ] However, in a separate move - from August magazine publishers will be able to have... MORE
March 15, 2011

Study highlights profitability concerns for digital media in Latin America

Over the last decade, digital media has grown worldwide, and Latin America is no exception. Unfortunately,despite the presence of many creative and innovate projects, the global tendency towards reduced revenue for media companies continues to affect digital outlets, says a study organized by the New Ibero-American Journalism Foundation (FNPI), written by Colombian Nobel prize winner Gabriel García Márquez. The report, “Survey of trends in digital journalism ventures in Latin America,” shows... MORE
February 20, 2011

New study shows that traffic to local news sites is not so local

Unique visitors to local news websites are less unique and less local than one would assume. A new study from research and consulting firm Borrell Associates challenges many of core ways that online audiences are characterized and counted by local news outlets. On average, a third of the visitors to a local news site live outside the market, and a quarter of the visitors are “fly-bys.” The Borrell report counts three basic types of website visitors: “core loyalists,” people who visit 18-20... MORE
February 15, 2011

Washington Post announces personalized news aggregation site

The Washington Post announced Friday it will launch Trove, a site that aggregates news and enables users to personalize their news stream based on their interests. The site, which is currently in private beta, is expected to launch in March, according to The details: [ Link ] The announcement highlights a trend among news publishers looking to personalize news consumption based on social connections and topical interests. Trove combines aggregated stories picked by editors, along... MORE
February 12, 2011

Yahoo opens a digital newstand

Yahoo on Thursday announced the debut of Livestand , a publishing platform that aims to deliver personalised content to mobile devices. The New York Times reported on Sunday, the platform, a digital newsstand, will offer a continuous stream of programming based on users’ interests. Yahoo plans to push the platform across multiple formats, including tablets, smartphones, and Web browsers, according to the company’s press release. The platform, which will be available on the iPad and on Android... MORE
February 3, 2011

News Corporation introduces The Daily, a digital-only newspaper

Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday pushed the send button on The Daily, a news application designed for the iPad that he hopes will position his News Corporation front and center in the digital newsstand of the future, the New York Times has reported . The Daily is published as an app for iPads. Subscribers pay by the week or the year. The Daily will be a first of its kind for tablet computers: a general interest publication that will refresh every morning and will bill customers’ credit cards each... MORE
January 28, 2011

News Corp to launch iPad newspaper on February 2

News Corp will launch its long-awaited digital newspaper created for Apple Inc's iPad on February 2, two weeks after the two companies were widely expected to introduce the new product, Reuters has reported. News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Apple Vice President of Internet Services Eddy Cue will introduce the Daily, a digital newspaper for tablet devices, at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York. The event invite, emailed to reporters on Thursday, caps weeks of speculation surrounding... MORE
January 19, 2011

Second wave of warning emails under controversial HADOPI law in France

Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has expressed concern over the decision of French authorities on the second stage of enforcement of the controversial HADOPI law, under which Internet users suspected of illegal file-sharing could end up having their Internet connection suspended. After starting to send warning emails on October 5, the authorities have announced that they are now sending out a second wave of emails accompanied by a certified letter. If violators... MORE
December 30, 2010

2010's best US newspaper Facebook fan pages

The Washington Post uses Facecbook to the hilt, according to prominent Internet communications firm Bivings Group that tracked how newspapers use the social networking site to best connect with audience. Ranking No. 1 and 2, respectively were The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune . The Post was cited not just for its very high fan-to-circulation ratio, design features and use of Twitter app Hootsuite to post to its wall, but its effective forms of audience engagement, which yielded an... MORE