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Can Next Issue Increase Digital Magazine Subscriptions?

April 9, 2012


You may have heard the buzz. Looks like five of the major publishing houses for print magazines (Conde Nast, Meredith, Hearst, News Corp., and Time) have teamed up to create Next Issue Media, an independent venture with a eponymous app for viewing digital magazines on tablets. (Scroll down for a video introduction to the service.) […]

News Corp Wants A Piece Of Digital Auto Classifieds Market

March 30, 2012


It could be all-change in one of UK news publishers’ biggest online sectors, car classified ads. News Corp.‘s News International is ready to fight market-leading AutoTrader by launching its own website in the space. Mail Online publisher A&N Media last week sold the sector’s number-two player,, to Manheim Remarketing, which owns the U.S., […]

News Corp Sees Digital Payments Soften But Not Reverse UK Sales Decline

February 16, 2012


More than a year and a half after News Corp.‘s flagship UK “quality” papers introduced new paid digital outlets, their effect is becoming clear – they are softening ongoing print circulation declines, but not overturning them. Latest figures issued by News International show The Times and Sunday Times websites, apps and digital editions gathered a […]

This Week in Review: Facebook’s future and the open web, and finding balance on breaking news

February 10, 2012


By Mark Coddington   Is Facebook a threat to the open web?: There was still a lot of smart commentary on Facebook’s filing for a public stock offering rolling in last late week, so I’ll start with a couple pieces I missed in last week’s review: Both The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal and Slate’s Farhad Manjoo […]

News Corp among 3 bidders for Calik media -sources

January 30, 2012


* TPG, News Corp, Time Warner among bidders – sources * Bids of up to around $1 billion received – sources * Calik had been seeking more – sources * Process could be completed in February By Seda Sezer and Asli Kandemir ISTANBUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) – News Corp, Time Warner and TPG Capital have […]

‘No Decision’ On Sun Paywall In Absence Of NOTW

January 20, 2012


News Of The World’s closure deprived News International of data on which it could have based a decision to introduce digital fees at the UK’s most popular newspaper. News Of The World relaunched on the web and iPad for £1.99 a month in September 2010, including with SMS payment – ten months before it was […]

News Corp takes stake in Dubai media group

January 17, 2012


US media giant News Corp. announced plans on Monday to take a stake in Dubai-based Moby, which has broadcasting operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan. In a statement, News Corporation and Moby said the group led by media mogul Rupert Murdoch will become a minority investor in Moby. News Corporation will contribute its 50 […]

News Corp Launches Sun And NOTW Archive Website

January 4, 2012


Is The Sun about to put up an online paywall? Gordon MacMillan, social media editor at Haymarket, points to a clue that suggests – at least to him – that the paper’s publisher, News International, might well be heading in that direction. That clue is the existence of an archive website, which offers paying users […]

What’s Coming In 2012: The Age Of Ubiquity (For Some)

January 3, 2012


By Staci D. Kramer @sdkstl Not too long ago, TV Everywhere was a bold concept being evangelized by Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes: subscribers would pay once for programming on cable or satellite, then have access to that content across platforms and devices. It provided a potential solution for multichannel operators frustrated by […]

Media magnate’s foray onto Twitter tweaks his detractors

January 2, 2012


Happy 2012. May itbe better than all experts predict. Has to be! Must change everything to create jobs for all, especially young Rupert Murdoch on Twitter As new year’s resolutions go, they would seem garden variety: “try to maintain humility and always curiosity. And of course diet!” Except, they belong to Rupert Murdoch. We are […]

6 Game-Changing Digital Journalism Events of 2011 – by Meghan Peters

December 30, 2011


The year 2011 brought extraordinary progress for online journalism. From breaking news curation to new revenue models, many an organization put its best digital foot forward. Social media became more tightly integrated into reporting and overall strategy, while mobile app creation and content optimization were no longer a nice-to-have, but a must. These trends are […]

News “SANTA” Corp. “INCOMMING” Sunday Times IS Free For Christmas This Year

December 23, 2011


By Ingrid Lunden @ingridlunden Last year, News International made The Times and The Sun newspapers free on Christmas and used the opportunity to promote their respective iPad apps to all those folks who got them as presents. This year, the UK publisher, owned by News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS), will give the same treatment to its […]