Digital Media

Facebook confirms paid news subscription tool

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook confirmed that it plans to launch a paid news subscription tool for news publications on its Instant Articles platform. The tool, which could appease publishers …

Media Industry

Newspaper Publisher McClatchy Co. Reports Q2 Loss, But Growth In Digital Business

Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. reported second-quarter earnings before the market opened on Friday and said digital-only subscribers grew nearly 14% from the previous year's first quarter. The company reported a net loss of $37.4 million, or $4.91 per share for the second quarter, compared with …

Markets

Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities

Rádio Yandê producers in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Official Rádio Yandê Facebook page, published with permission.<b></b>Rádio Yandê combines a strong …

Brazil

Report: Entrepreneurial Journalism Is Growing in Latin America, But Faces Threats

<i>This post is the executive summary from SembraMedia’s recent research report, Inflection Point, on the impact, threats, and sustainability of digital</i> …

Media Industry

Vice Media Laying Off 2% of Staff Amid International, Video Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Vice Media is laying off about 2% of its 3,000 employees across multiple departments while at the same time the company is looking expand …

Business

Ad Market Sees Uptick, Digital Rises 11%

The U.S. advertising market grew 3.8% in the second quarter of this year -- largely due to an 11% gain in digital media.<p>Standard Media Index says …

Advertising

Vice Lays Off at Least 60 Employees to Emphasize Video and Scripted Content Production – Adweek

After news came last month of an investment of $450 million, Vice has laid off around 60 employees, or 2 percent of its 3,000-person staff in North …

Advertising Industry

Digital may be the future, but print still looms large in the present fortunes of newspapers

Another installment in the tale of newspaper earnings woes kicks off this week. In reports on the second quarter, expect to hear CEOs tout how the …

Media Industry

Tapjoy’s rewarded video ads grew 80% in the past year

Mobile engagement and monetization firm Tapjoy said its ad platform reached about 581 million mobile consumers at the close of the second quarter. The San Francisco company also said that in terms of daily unique viewers its rewarded video ads grew 80 percent in the second quarter, compared to a …

Advertising

Facebook Releases New Report on Video Consumption Behaviors on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has released a new report on key video consumption stats across Facebook and Instagram

Media Industry

Best of the week: Amazon makes push for video publishers - Digiday

This week, our top stories examined Amazon’s video platform and Facebook’s tool that will give publishers more Instant Articles performance data. As …

Media Industry

Costs are ‘out of control’ at Eskom

<b>Why can’t I read this article?</b><br>This article is considered premium content, which is available to subscribers only during the week of publication under …

News (South Africa)

Vice Media Lays Off Dozens of Workers as It Expands Video Team

Layoffs hit editorial, sales and branded content workers<p>Vice Media is laying off dozens of employees across several departments, a person with direct …

Hollywood

Upfront TV Ad Sales Expected To Rise; Facebook Offers More Measurement To Publishers

<i>Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here.</i><p><b>The Going Rate</b><p>Industry analysts expect upfront TV ad sales to be up 3-4% …

Advertising Industry

'WaPo' Joins Nextdoor, Facebook Bows Publisher Groups

While Facebook and Google have all the power in their relationships with publishers, game theory suggests they might be more accommodating if they …

Media Industry

How the Guardian is using article surveys to inform editorial decisions - Digiday

The Guardian has introduced a tool at the bottom of article pages so readers can vote for topics they want more detail on.<p>For an article about the …

Advertising Industry

Why Conde Nast, with the help of Anna Wintour, is turning to hackathons to innovate - Digiday

Squirreled away in a glass-enclosed conference room at the Condé Nast Entertainment office on Wednesday, a group of ten employees hailing from …

Condé Nast

Spectacular moment whale breaches entirely out of water

A huge humpback whale surprised divers in South Africa by breaching several times before leaping out of the water completely. Filmer Craig Capehart described what he saw as “a very rare event indeed”.

South Africa

The reverse Vice: Why agencies are becoming media companies - Digiday

In late June, a bright, neon yellow digital billboard appeared on 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue in New York, right outside Madison Square Garden. It …

Advertising

Reinventing The Role Of The CMO

<i>This article is by Antonio Lucio, chief marketing and communications officer, HP Inc.</i><p>Everything from the changing socio-political climate around the globe to the increasingly digital world we operate in is placing downward pressure on the CMO. As such, the tenure of the CMO continues to decline …

Media Industry

Facebook Testing New Tool to Boost Subscriptions for Publishers - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. plans to test a tool to drive more subscriptions from directly within its app, a potential boost to publishers like the New York Times …

Media Industry

Daily Report: Can Facebook Woo Back Publishers?

The publishing industry’s relationship with Facebook has always had a certain scorpion-and-frog quality to it.<p>First, a quick recap of the fable of the scorpion and the frog: A scorpion meets a frog on a river bank and asks the frog to carry it to the other side. The frog, knowing a thing or two …

Media Industry

Wimbledon to localize its bid to become a digital media brand - Digiday

<i>The Digiday Content Marketing Summit is coming up next month in Vail, Colorado, and we’re opening up a limited number of complimentary passes for</i> …

Media Industry

10 Reasons Why Businesses Are Jumping Onto the OTT Bandwagon

This column is authored by Anita Ayyer , Associate – Content Marketing, Muvi<p>In a world where there is a plethora of audio streaming as well as video …

Televisions

Facebook to start supporting news subscriptions

Facebook's head of news partnerships says the social network is building a tool allowing publishers to offer paid subscriptions.<p>Campbell Brown detailed Facebook's plans to work with news publishers in a blog post highlighting the company's Journalism Project, launched in January to help newsrooms …

Journalism

How Creatives Can Earn a Living Through Patreon

TechCo is a site for startups and entrepreneurs, and that means we love covering the entire grueling process of starting a business, from …

New York Times

More subscribe-to-read links could be coming to Facebook later this year

Why it matters to you<p>Facebook's integration of a subscription model to Instant Articles probably won't sway free publications to start charging, but …

Media Industry

Facebook Plans News Subs

It’s no secret that publishers have a “love-hate” relationship with Facebook, recently leaning more toward the latter. However, Facebook is hoping to …

Facebook

Nelvana Launches ‘Mysticons’ Digital Media

<b>TORONTO --</b> Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, is thrilled to …

Media Industry

News you can’t fake: Daily Telegraph is No. 1

IF you picked up a copy of the paper, on top of reading this story — welcome to the One Million Readers Club.<p>For the fifth consecutive month, …

Journalism