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Why Quartz’s news app might be the next big thing

Quartz’s new iPhone app that transforms the news consuming experience into an interactive chat has been given a big thumbs up by media commentators. Quartz, which is owned by Atlantic Media, prides itself on its originality in delivering…

//april 8 / 2016 //read more

Is mobile killing the desktop internet?

With mobile growing so rapidly, particularly in emerging markets, there has been much talk of mobile killing the desktop. Desktop still plays an important part in digital media consumption, however, interpretation and understanding of the…

//june 1 / 2015 //read more

Local media should connect people with information, not just report news

The old formula of a news outlet simply providing objective news is out-of-date.

//july 22 / 2014 //read more

Publishers, editors and advertisers identify responses to digital transition

Summary of the key takeaways from WAN-IFRA’s annual congress …

//june 30 / 2014 //read more

FT warns publishers not to obsess about ‘mobile-first’

The Financial Times’ CTO John O’Donovan told news executives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona not to ‘obsess’ about delivering their content via specific platforms. Instead they should keep their focus on the big picture and…

//march 3 / 2014 //read more

MENA news groups need to provide high- and low-tech mobile services

Over the past decade, MENA has trailed only Sub-Saharan Africa in mobile growth, and following “news and feeds” is one of the most popular mobile activities. However, mobile use varies widely, not just between countries but within…

//july 23 / 2013 //read more

The mobile media revolution is about business not just distribution

Last year, the number of internet subscribers doubled in Zimbabwe, largely due to the increase in mobile internet users. The mobile revolution is here, and news organisations need to think beyond how to distribute their content to mobile…

//february 26 / 2013 //read more

Networking giant Cisco predicts more mobile data devices than people by end of 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…

//february 12 / 2013 //read more

Nepali Times’ Kunda Dixit: A mountaintop conversion to digital

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…

//december 24 / 2012 //read more

Media Forum 2012: Catching the digital wave

Making the transition to digital is like surfing, Bambang Harymurti, CEO of Tempo International Media in Indonesia, told his fellow independent media leaders at Media Development Loan Fund’s recent Media Forum. Just like surfing, timing is…

//december 10 / 2012 //read more

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