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Blogs - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA

About 200 newspaper advertising experts will attend the 22nd World Newspaper Advertising Conference in Prague on 1st and 2nd March. WAN-IFRA will …

Campaign

A paywall is not enough —Fairfax must become bespoke or fail

Fairfax Media is introducing a “soft” paywall for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). Initially, the paywall will only affect readers …

Stephen King

How <cite>The New York Times</cite> Paywall Is Working

When I wrote about the success of the <i>New York Times</i> paywall last month, I got a lot of pushback in the comments and on Twitter. Here’s a sample:<p>“The …

Shane Smith: 'I want to build the next CNN with Vice – it's within my grasp'

One evening in October of last year, after a reported couple of drinks in a Brooklyn bar, Rupert Murdoch was giving a good impression of a man who …

YouTube superstars: the generation taking on TV – and winning

The moment I realised I was middle-aged came at 4.25pm on a Monday a month or so ago. I was at the BFI on London's Southbank and had just watched a …

Gigaom | Flipboard is a giant iceberg lurking in the path of the media

Advertisement<p>When Flipboard recently announced it was opening up its platform to enable users to create their own magazines, I was surprised by the …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

Gigaom | Reddit + Boston: Journalism gets better when more people are doing it

Advertisement<p>We’ve already talked about how Twitter has changed the way that real-time journalism functions during news events like the Boston …

Up Late with Nate Silver? The New York Times is taking its videos outside the paywall

The Times wants to make video freely available on their own properties and elsewhere on the web. They also plan to increase video production.<p>The New York Times is taking its videos over the (pay)wall. Starting today, all videos on NYTimes.com will be available to all readers, regardless of their …

Flipboard's Josh Quittner: 'The creator is still more valuable than the curator'

Now in its second generation, social magazine app Flipboard claims to have found a way to ‘monetise’ the sharing of journalism – but at what cost? …