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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.)
‘Fast and lean’: The Information and Bloomberg focus on leavening from bundle. The UK’s Sun dimmed by losses incl from phone hacking payouts. Rural Canadians still live print. Uk mag publisher Future on attracting young audiences.
Should students pay $30,000 or even up to $100,000 to attend a journalism school in the United States? Is it realistic considering the starting salaries in the profession? Is teaching journalism schools actually needed ? An interesting discussion…
Mr Anderson“ Should students pay $30,000 or even up to $100,000 to attend a journalism school in the United States? Is it realistic considering the starting salaries in the profession?”
What's new in publishing
Esther Kezia Thorpe
– Feb 21, 12:00 AM
Powerhouse business and tech publishers The Information and Bloomberg Media have come together to offer a joint subscription to both titles in a trial which could see a longer term partnership established between the two publishers. At present…
Mr AndersonEverything is being kept “fast and lean” so that the two partners can learn through this promotion.
“The LJI reporter will be assigned to the underserved communities of Morrin, Carbon, Rowley, Rumsey, Hussar, Standard, Rosebud, Delia, Craigmyle, Big Valley, Rockyford, Starland County, Kneehill County, and Wheatland County. Civic…
Mr AndersonMarket research from 🇨🇦! Major differences between rural and urban audiences when it comes to print. It points to some opportunities when it comes to print based on geography.
Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech
– Feb 21, 6:57 AM
The years of almost unfettered enthusiasm about the benefits of the internet have been followed by a period of techlash as users worry about the actors who exploit the speed, reach and complexity of the internet for harmful purposes. Over the past…
Mr Anderson“ About half predict that humans’ use of technology will weaken democracy between now and 2030 due to the speed and scope of reality distortion...”
The Sun recorded a loss of £68m last year amid falling print sales and the enormous cost of phone-hacking claims against its parent company from figures including Sir Elton John and Heather Mills. Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers, which…
Media Voices Podcast
– Feb 24, 4:00 AM
This week, we talk to Paul Newman, Brand Director of Future plc's Home Interest brands. We spoke about how home titles have evolved in the age of Pinterest, how Future have managed to increase print circulation and revenue for the sector, and what…
Mr AndersonHow Future has managed to grow print circulation and reach young audiences.
Not for the first time, serious ethical questions are being asked of British tabloids - and the people that write for them. In the week after the death of Caroline Flack, 29 complaints were made to the Independent Press Standards Organisation about…
Mr AndersonFascinating piece looking at the number of pieces written and the reliance on young staff who have fewer job prospects with the halving or regional newspaper jobs in recent years.
What's new in publishing
– Feb 24, 12:30 AM
In part two of the Positive News story, Mary Hogarth investigates if its innovative business model could revolutionise the industry. Since the radical relaunch and transition to an audience-owned model in 2016, Positive News is beginning to thrive…
Mr AndersonA social enterprise that is reinvesting its profits back into the business.