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World newspapers to consider paywalls

June 4, 2013


China Daily Hong Kong By AIDAN JONES in Bangkok Agence France-presse 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. Over 1,000 newspaper editors and other media figures are meeting in Bangkok this week as […]

The Huffington Post is moving into Asia

December 17, 2012


The Huffington Post will launch in Japan through a partnership with the Japanese newspaper company Asahi Shimbun. The Japanese-language edition marks the Huffington Post’s first foray into Asia. Asahi Shimbun was founded in 1879 and has a daily circulation of 8 million for the morning edition and 3.4 million for the evening edition. “The market […]

Thai eBook Startup Ookbee Hits 2.5 Million Members

December 12, 2012


Ookbee, a 2-year-old startup, has recently announced that they just hit a major milestone. As of October 2012, this southeast Asian ebookseller was counting over 2,500,000 registered users. CEO and founder Natavudh Pungcharoenpong spoke to Tech in Asia in Tokyo last Friday where Ookbee won top prize for the startup pitch section. According to Natavudh, […]

WAN-IFRA’s 4th Digital Media Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur 27 – 29 November 2012.

November 1, 2012


Asia‘s largest Conference on New Media WAN-IFRA’s 4th Digital Media Asia conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 27 – 29 November 2012. The Conference will showcase how cutting edge media organisations are currently using the most advanced digital media platforms for syndicating and monetizing newspapers, magazines, video or books contents. Digital Media Asia […]

Future of publishing? ‘Be multi-platform and publish all the time’

June 22, 2012


Getty Images VP of Business Development Christian Toksvig  has simple advice for those in the publishing business: “Be multi-platform and publish all the time.” That’s what he told AdAsia’s Allein Moore when they met recently at the Digital/Music Matters conferrence in Singapore (you can watch the full interview in the video below). “A few years ago, there was a […]

Foreign Correspondents: Who Covers What

June 10, 2012


By Priya Kumar Priya Kumar ( is a Washington, D.C.-based writer.      The number of foreign correspondents employed by U.S. newspapers has decreased markedly since the last AJR census, taken in 2003. A count largely conducted in July shows that 10 newspapers and one chain employ 234 correspondents (including one vacancy) to serve as eyes and […]

Integrating video into the newsroom – AFP Case of Study

May 28, 2012


When AFP decided a few years ago to make a concentrated effort to expand its video offering, it faced a number of difficulties. “Our departments used to work in parallel, and there was almost no collaboration,” says Henry Bouvier, head of video, AFP, France. Mr Bouvier adds that there was the problem of reluctance from […]