Newspapers Digital First News Summary-6/21/13

tablet logo jNewspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print audiences while growing digital audiences and engagement to develop a sustainable model for the future. See how newspapers are meeting that challenge including a story on How people read online: Why you won’t finish this article.

Paywall lessons from Canada’s Globe and Mail                                                                         The editor-in-chief shared advice with other publishers at the World Editors Forum in Bangkok

World newspapers mull paywalls for survival                                                                      Global newspaper chiefs have some rare good news to share after years of slumping print sales and advertising revenues—readers appear increasingly willing to pay for online news.

What’s your digital strategy? First, get a grip.                                                                       More often than you would think, an editor or publisher is asking, “What should my digital strategy be?”

The Newsonomics of the Kochs: Impact on the L.A. News Landscape                                Let’s say that Charles and David Koch are successful in their now-announced quest to take ownership of the L.A. Times and other Tribune papers. What would a Koch-owned Times look like?

Facebook Drops ‘Sponsored Stories’ as It Cuts Ad Formats                                         Facebook announced today that it’s reducing the number of available ad products from 27 to less than half that amount over the next six months.

Invitation to Extinction? Newsstand Professionals in an Up-roar                                     Those on the print side of the publishing industry tend to get a bit touchy about comparisons to dinosaurs, which usually come amidst discussions of e-this, digital that, and print-is-dead pronouncements.

How people read online: Why you won’t finish this article.                                                      I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you.

APN Kursten Shalfoon Say No Price For First Online                                                            New Zealand Herald publisher APN says there is “no prize for being first” in the inevitable shift towards charging people to read news online.

The Power of E-commerce for Tablet Publishers                                                                Tablets have been billed as the fastest growing innovation ever, but publishers are still trying to figure out how to make the most of the devices. One opportunity they’ve siezed upon is e-commerce.

What digital media will look like in 2017                                                                                        A leading consulting firm just put out its annual report on the entertainment and media industry. Here’s some highlights, including ones that show why it’s a good time to be in the content business.

Circulation Report: AAM Continues To Adjust Reporting Rules                                           Just as newspapers continue to evolve — adding and subtracting products and services faster than most readers can keep up with — so too is the Alliance for Audited Media

Android edges closer to iPad as enterprise tablet adoption grows again http://buff.ly/11okq2M

The Whole Story – “On The Go” Video On Rise                                                                       How much of the video content we see in the average week is consumed out of home – or on the go?

What the Sun-Times tells readers who cancel their subscription over photo staff layoffs     A Romenesko reader from Chicago writes: “Here’s the response I received when I canceled my Sun-Times subscription.

Paper that cut staff in 2012 seeks ‘citizen photographers’ for graduation coverage           The Northern Virginia Daily in Strasburg, Va. (Northern Shenandoah Valley), which is down to 4 reporters and 1 photographer, now finds itself needing to line up four people to shoot local high school graduations

Target revamps iPhone app to improve in-store experience                                                With mobile purchases and traffic growing, Target recently revamped its iPhone application to improve navigation and make it easier for users to engage with the app when inside one of the retailer’s locations

News360 puts ‘native advertising’ into its personal news app                                               Two popular trends — personalized news readers and native advertising — meet in a new ad product offered by News360.

Advocate publisher says paper is adding 500 subscribers a week.                                      John Georges, publisher of The Advocate in Louisiana, told the New Orleans City Council on Thursday the paper is adding 500 new subscribers each weekas it expands from Baton Rouge into New Orleans.

Google is World’s Largest Media Company                                                        ZenithOptimedia just released a list of the world’s largest media companies ranked by media revenue

Tablets Displacing Portable PCs                                                                                       According to a new forecast from the IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year.


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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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