Newspapers Digital First News Summary-7/11/14

DSC_0736Newspapers 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 the report on how Publishers want in on the content-recommendation game

AJC reorganizes newsroom for digital with topic teams inspired by Quartz’s ‘obsessions’ When Bert Roughton Jr. was tasked 18 months ago with reorganizing the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s newsroom to better address the newspaper’s digital challenges, he looked outside his own newsroom — and outside the newspaper business — for inspiration.

Celebrating the influential power of the local newspaper What media is more influential to local audiences than the newspaper company? None. Local media associations worldwide are celebrating that fact.

Gallup poll: American confidence in the news media keeps getting lower Just 18 percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the TV news media, while newspapers perform a little better at 22 percent, according to the latest Gallup poll.

An intriguing ‘publishing platform for readers’ An unprecedented collaboration between two leading newspapers and the non-profit Mozilla tech community aims to build a “publishing platform for readers” that could go a long way toward revolutionizing the way we get and give news.

10 steps toward a mobile-focused culture in your media organization Is your news brand still trying to catch up to Google and Facebook in the mobile space? A new report from the American Press Institute offers concrete suggestions for transforming a company’s culture to one that embraces mobile.

USA Today Tries New Way to Keep Readers From Leaving USA Today is trying out a new content discovery tool to keep readers from leaving the site.

Publishers want in on the content-recommendation game  Building an online audience is tough for a publisher to do — if they care about having a reputable brand based on editorial content that people actually want to read and share

Online news more popular, just about, than news in newspapers The latest Ofcom report into how British people consume news shows, unsurprisingly, a rise in the numbers using digital devices.

Media companies: Hoard your data like it’s cash What magical formula did Amazon founder Jeff Bezos take with him to The Washington Post? The power of data — specifically other news brands’ data

Newspapers That Aren’t Dying  There is no “digital first” strategy at 169-20 Hillside Avenue

Mobile app usage hits 51% of all time spent on digital media With users now spending 60 percent of their Internet time on mobile devices — the majority of that within apps — Pandora, Instagram, and Facebook are seeing a surge in mobile use.

That Washington Post deal with local newspapers is generating decent numbers Lab More on the Washington Post’s effort to build its outside-D.C. audience through partnerships with local newspapers around the country

How The New York Times sped up its homepage Async” in this case meaning that ads load asynchronously — that is, a slow ad server is no longer allowed to block the loading of the rest of the page.

Wearables will prompt innovation  Tech giants like Apple, Google and Amazon have all recently rolled out new products and services that will further extend their reach across the consumer mobile landscape.



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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