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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Washington Post invests in its CMS biz to power growth. UK news group Reach PLC launches project to heal divisions created by Brexit. What Guardian's turnaround means in the search for a digital future for newspapers. 10 essential media stats for April.
The Guardian is a weird newspaper. Most newspapers don't have nearly two-thirds of their readers coming from outside the country they're based in. Most newspapers don't start in one city and then move to another one. Most newspapers aren't owned by…
Mr AndersonRT @NiemanLab 55 percent of Guardian revenue today comes from digital sources, a real feat of transition.
The Washington Post
– May 1, 10:04 AM
The Washington Post's Arc Publishing, which powers sites around the world that serve more than 600 million unique visitors a month, announces a significant investment in the organization, adding nearly 100 new hires in the last 18 months to…
Mr AndersonRT @WPMediaInsights: Arc Publishing announces significant investment to support growth, expansion strategy
What's new in publishing
– Apr 30, 11:30 PM
This is the latest in our monthly series highlighting key developments from the past month. Here's 10 findings from April 2019 which caught our eye: Moreover, 86% plan to buy one as their next phone, according to Piper Jaffray's 37th semi-annual…
Mr AndersonRT @Damianradcliffe Podcasting's ascendancy, Apple's monthly cloud spend, WPP's Amazon ad purchases, a mixed month for social media, UK digital ads hit record high, and just how much American teens love iPhones.
Slate was one of the first digital publishers to seize on podcasts as a source of audience and revenue — it began producing podcasts more than a dozen years ago. But in recent years, the format has grown from important to essential: This…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Slate's 30 podcasts had 180M listens in 2018, a 78% increase YoY; Slate's president says audio could represent 'nearly half' of the company's revenue in 2019 (@maxwillens / Digiday)
Climate change is about people. News organizations everywhere are focusing in on climate change reporting. Some organizations even have a climate desk. However, you don't have to work the climate desk to cover climate change. According to Rosalind…
As the third anniversary of Brexit approaches, and still nothing is resolved, Britain is deeply divided. That's why today, the Mirror and the Daily Express and dozens of Reach PLC regional newspapers are launching ‘ Britain Talks ' –…
Mr AndersonRT @datatheism These news organisations aren't super fashionable in news innovation circles so this might not get the attention it deserves. But it should, because it builds on the successful #MyCountryTalks idea with exactly the right partners.