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Al-Jazirah rolls out innovative solutions for print ads

Saudi Arabia's Al-Jazirah newspaper has started introducing a wide variety of innovative possibilities for their customers to customize their print ads. Among the possibilities are scented ads, large format and adverstickers. Read more...

Shaping the future of a regional publisher

Several years ago, Germany's Schwäbisch Media began an extensive transformation of the company. As it went through the process, the Ravensburg-based publishing house developed seven strategic key factors to handle the digital transformation of the local publishing business: Read more...

Blockchain technology to improve press freedom

Blockchain, the new technology that can store and transfer data at minimal cost, decentralized, and totally secure, is a hot topic. It has the potential to disrupt many industries, and it is now finding its way into journalism. Read more...

Mindshakes: Engaging journalism with a hint of activism

Whereas objectivity used to be journalism's widely accepted ultimate goal, more and more news organisations are embracing at least a degree of bias. Among them is the Dutch millennial platform Mindshakes, which aims to "shake thinks up a little." Read more...

Designing print newspapers for sustainability

Print publishers should use graphic design in addition to other tools to improve sustainability, asserts Pedro Matos, a design instructor and researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre in Portugal. Publishers must also communicate their environmental efforts more effectively, he says. Read more...

The Independent's digital-only strategy is paying off

One of several UK publishers seeking to expand readership and revenue in the global English-language market, the Independent's digital audience has grown continuously since its closure of the print newspaper in March, enabling expansion of its editorial offices. The US presence has grown, and this month new offices will open in Nairobi and Beirut. Read more...

Inspiring storytelling from around the world

From Ecuador to Armenia to Kyrgyzstan: these are some of the most innovative storytelling projects that you may have not heard of. Gathered by Maria Teresa Ronderos, Director of the Program on Independent Journalism at the Open Society...Show More Summary

Working to grow audiences in Africa: an interview with Churchill Otieno

Kenya-based Nation Media Group (NMG) was founded in 1959 by the Aga Khan as a voice for the African population as it sought independence. Today, NMG is the largest independent media company in East and Central Africa, and publishes print newspapers, including Kenya's Daily Nation and Tanzania's The Citizen, and digital media. Read more...

European trust in media: radio outshines social networks

While the overall perception of the trustworthiness of the media has decreased over the last five years, radio still remains the number one trusted source of news for European citizens, according to the European European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Read more...

Stop feeding the news machine: take time to produce quality journalism

Inspired by the Slow Food Movement, which aims for quality food, produced in a way that doesn't harm the environment, is accessibly priced, and gives a fair return to its producers, Peter Laufer, an award-winning author, journalist,Show More Summary

How daily newspapers can win after all (Part 1)

The successful re-invention of some of the world’s leading publishers is clarifying the future for the best daily newspapers, argues guest writer Colin Morrison in this two-part post. He points to Hearst Corporation as a standout example. Read more...

Olympic Roundup: U.S. Women Win Relay Gold, as Men Appeal Disqualification

Team USA reached 105 medals at the Summer Olympics in Rio on Friday, keeping the nation atop the medal count. Here's what marketers need to know about the last 24 hours of the Olympics: Team USA Now 40 Medals Ahead of China The U.S. added two medals to its total count Friday night, putting Team USA in the lead by 40 medals. Show More Summary

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Isn’t Beating Fox News’ Megyn Kelly In Overall Ratings

Don’t believe the hype. Rachel Maddow isn’t beating Megyn Kelly in the overall ratings, despite some of the reports. This past week, Megyn Kelly averaged 2.37 million viewers a night, while Rachel Maddow averaged 1.61 million averaging nightly ratings according to Showbuzz Daily. Show More Summary

Italy's Poligrafici Editoriale reduces operations workload with Platform as a Service

Poligrafici Editoriale is one of the main newspaper publishing groups in Italy. It owns three newspapers with approximately 40 local editions covering four of the richest regions in the north-central part of the country. The company also publishes a daily sports newspaper and employs a total of some 500 journalists. Show More Summary

GateHouse Media doubles down on acquisitions and digital marketing services

Since exiting bankruptcy a couple of years ago, US-based GateHouse Media has aggressively grown its business. An ongoing acquisition strategy and the launch of numerous digital marketing services and businesses are just two ways the company is burying its recession blues. Read more...

Dutch site The Correspondent using books to expand its audience

Milou Klein Lankhorst of the Dutch news site The Correspondent says publishing books is helping them to expand the site's audience. Read more......

Kann ein Start-up aus Schülern Nachrichten-Fans machen?

Viele Journalisten bemängeln das fehlende Interesse von Erwachsenen, Artikel zu lesen. Wen die Überschrift nicht anspringt, gar „anbrüllt“, der öffnet den Text erst gar nicht mehr. Diesen Druck spüren die Verleger. Für anspruchsvolle, längere Texte fehle der heutigen Generation die Kondition. Show More Summary

Huffington Post and Samsung Are Spotlighting Rio's Untold Stories With 360° Video

While the world has been watching the greatest athletes from each country compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics, one group of journalists and creatives has been focused on finding stories outside of the city's stadiums. RYOT, The Huffington...Show More Summary

NBC's Olympics Ratings Rebounded a Bit Thursday Night

It was an inspiring night in Olympics competition Thursday, with Team USA's Ashton Eaton taking home the gold in the men's decathlon and Usain Bolt flying to a third consecutive gold medal in the 200 meters. But NBC's Olympics coverage was a bit slower out of the blocks, averaging 21.7 million viewers, a slight rebound from Wednesday night. Show More Summary

Lead generation: Reframing the future of advertising

In this guest post, Steve Gray describes a new perspective on advertising, one that opens doors for newspapers if they seize the initiative. Read more......

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