Newspapers Digital First News Summary-02/17/12

Here’s this week’s digital first news summary for the week ending 02/17/12. This update on digital, social and mobile includes a report on how newspapers are thriving in Tallahassee. See this and more in this week’s update:

Publishers Are Flubbing The iPad                                                                                               Two years after the debut of the iPad, most newspaper publishers still are fretting and fumbling over what to do about it.

Sky News tells reporters not to retweet outsiders or anything off their beat                           Sky News has issued extremely restrictive new social media guidelines.

Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March                                                                         Apple’s not holding an event in February — strange, unusual or otherwise. But it is holding one in March

Boulder Newspaper Publisher to Lay Off 17                                                                              The Boulder-based publisher of the Daily Camera will lay off 17 advertising design and production employees in an outsourcing move, the newspaper reported Wednesday

Newspaper Thriving in Tallahassee                                                                                               It might be winter, but it’s not all doom and gloom out there. Bright spots can be found — if you know where to look.

What Happened to the Chron’s Paywall?                                                                                     The newspaper has quietly stopped charging for stories on its website.

App or Browser? Depends What Consumers Are Doing                                                                    Apps preferred for navigating and information gathering; mobile web for entertainment, searches

Does ‘Liking’ a Brand Drive User Loyalty?                                                                                59% of consumers have ‘liked’ a Facebook brand page in the past 6 months

Email stumbles in digital paradigm shift                                                                                              The use of email has plunged by more than 30% in the last year among consumers.

Beyond the daily deal                                                                                                                     Much of the conversation at Business Insider’s Social Commerce Summit on Tuesday in New York seemed to center on the growing intersection between content and commerce.

iPad generates 88% of tablet ad clicks                                                                                         Clicks on tablet ads from paid-search campaigns rose five times higher in January compared with the same period a year ago.

Digital-first prerequisite: A cultural makeover                                                                            For many publishers, the print-vs.-digital argument has morphed into a new phase: debating the best path to a digital-first strategy.

Using Twitter to predict viral news stories                                                                                 Computer scientists have discovered the four factors that make news stories popular on Twitter.

Rising Mobile Content A Boon To Marketers                                                                                With the spread of smartphones, more people are embracing a range of mobile content and services.

WSJ Uses Pinterest, Instagram For Coverage                                                                          The incredible growth of Pinterest — the (invitation-only) social bulletin board dominated by young and female users — hasn’t gone unnoticed by news organizations.

A Deep Dive Into The Boston Globe Online                                                                           Boston.com launched in 1997, and is one of the largest regional websites in the country.BostonGlobe.com launched in 2011 to great accolades for its use of modern code and responsive web design.

Google Planning Home Entertainment Device                                                                            The device, which would carry the Google brand name, would be used for streaming music throughout the home, but eventually it could have a broader use.

Newspapers Face Loss Of Legal Notices                                                                                            State and local governments are almost as pressed as newspapers these days to shave expenses in the face of falling revenues.

Internet-Only TV Homes Surge 22.8%                                                                                Characterizing it as a “development to watch,” Nielsen issued a new report to clients Wednesday showing that the number of U.S. households that bypass cable or satellite TV and subscribe only to broadband Internet access has grown dramatically

McClatchy CEO Pruitt: Stopping daily home delivery could hurt Sunday                                    During Tuesday’s earnings call, McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt was asked if the company has considered discontinuing home delivery some days of the week. His answer:

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About Jeff Hartley

Career Newspaper Executive specializing in Consumer Revenue Growth-both print and digital. Social Media and Mobile Enthusiast. Frequent speaker on consumer revenue and print/digital audience growth.
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2 Responses to Newspapers Digital First News Summary-02/17/12

  1. Paige Worthy says:

    Do you aggregate these stories yourself, Jeff? This is a GREAT summary, and a fantastic service for Tallahassee press and beyond.

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