by Kevin Anderson on June 12, 2013
In its annual global media outlook, consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasts that connected consumers will continue their shift to digital and mobile media. Major emerging markets will drive growth, but even as digital powers ahead at a double-digit rate in many of these markets, traditional media such as TV and newspapers will also continue to prosper.
by Kevin Anderson on June 6, 2013
The 2013 World Press Trends report by WAN-IFRA found that newspapers are thriving in Latin America, performing well in Asia but struggling most in Eastern Europe. As they compete for digital attention, some newspapers in hard-hit markets are finding new ways to generate income, including paid content and non-traditional revenue sources such as e-commerce and digital services.
by Kevin Anderson on June 2, 2013
Emerging markets are driving the next phase of digital growth, according to famed internet analyst Mary Meeker in her annual report. Internet access is reaching a tipping point in several emerging markets. One of the key insights from this year’s report is that mobile access, especially on tablets, has radically changed how people are consuming digital content.
by Kevin Anderson on May 24, 2013
WordPress has grown from its origins as a blogging platform into a powerful content management system, and now many news organisations including Reuters, the New York Times, CNN and Forbes use it to power parts of their sites. One of the benefits of using WordPress is that it can be adapted and extended using plug-ins, but there are hundreds to choose from, so which are the best? We look at five of the most useful for news organisations.
by Kevin Anderson on February 12, 2013
US networking giant Cisco has released its latest five year forecast for mobile data use. The report highlights how rapidly increasing mobile data use will have profound implications for news organisations as mobile becomes the primary way that many people will receive news and information.
by Kevin Anderson on December 24, 2012
At MDLF’s Media Forum 2012 in Jakarta, we spoke to Kunda Dixit, the editor of the Nepali Times. Once a digital sceptic, he now believes that smartphones can deliver the digital dream, empowering both individuals and news organisations to reach beyond borders.
by Kevin Anderson on October 15, 2012
The mobile phone has become the primary way that Africans communicate, and it is rapidly becoming a way that they also receive information. The key challenge for news organisations will be how they serve these new mobile audiences and earn revenue to support their journalism.