November 11, 2013
Journalists who use amateur-standard technology to take photos or videos of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be kicked out immediately, the editor of Russia’s state sports news agency, which is part of the Olympic accreditation committee, has reportedly said. Vasily Konov, editor of RIA Novosti subsidiary R-Sport, told a seminar for sports journalists on […]
The native-ad push isn’t just for the big boys: teetering local newspapers are rushing to adopt the latest online ad gambit. The Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Cape May County (N.J.) Herald all have dabbled in some form of native advertising. Here’s a Naperville (Ill.) Sun sponsored post, about the historic lighthouses of Lake Michigan, brought […]
Hyperlocal is just a way of expressing the need for news that is more local, closer to the neighborhood or town level, than the metro daily ever could be. And of course it corresponds to a class of advertiser that was priced out of and ill served by the metro daily and TV stations. Jay […]
UMMARY: Despite the fact that they are in financial distress — or perhaps because of that distress — both the Boston Globe and the Washington Post are experimenting with some interesting new formats for finding and displaying the news.
El periódico online más popular del mundo se ha convertido en un auténtico fenómeno social. Aunque sus contenidos a menudo son tachados de sensacionalistas y superficiales, el éxito alcanzado gracias a su método de trabajo podría ser trasladable a otras webs que buscan desesperadamente aumentar su tráfico y obtener mayores ingresos publicitarios. El sitio web […]
SUMMARY: The Dallas Morning News has become the second major paper to pull down the paywall around its news, saying the strategy failed to generate enough reader interest. It’s still going to try selling a premium service though.
Web metrics sometimes appear to resemble opinion polls in that the questioner gets the desired result. They are more believable when a web measurement company is entirely dispassionate and neutral. That’s the case with SimilarWeb, which is based in Tel Aviv. So I commend its research into The Sun‘s online traffic over the past two […]
Posted by Lindsey Millar on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM Daily papers all over the country have adopted paywalls. The majority of the biggest papers in the country now have them. But as far as we know, there are no other free weeklies who’ve put part of their website behind a metered paywall […]
HuffPost issued the following press release on Monday about its upcoming Brazilian site: New York and Sao Paulo, September 30th, 2013 – The Huffington Post Media Group and Abril Group, one of Brazil’s largest media conglomerates, today announce their partnership and plans for the creation of the Brazilian edition of The Huffington Post, a leading […]
September 18, 2013
The medium is still the message — and even though Marshall McLuhan is long gone, his truism applies to mobile media, too. Whether you’re making your community news/info website more mobile-friendly, or perhaps creating your own smartphone or tablet app, it helps to consider how to optimize your content, not just your design and user interface, for […]
August 28, 2013
By Gerry Shih and Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Media companies, including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post, lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site addresses. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a hacker group […]
August 14, 2013
SUMMARY: Patch, the networks of sites that was supposed to bring local news to every community in the country, is set to shrink significantly. This reveals – again – why the business for local news business online doesn’t work.