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Dutch local news project finds clues to sustainability

Many local digital news projects have been launched in North America and western Europe in the past decade, but few have been successful. Dichtbij, a network of community sites in the Netherlands, is finding success where others have…

Sizing up The RuNet, Russia’s internet market

The Russian internet is booming with growth and lots of potential for even more growth. The number of internet users in Russia is expected to soon pass the number in Germany if it hasn’t already. A new report cuts through the competing…

What will mobile in Africa look like in 2020?

Mobile communications are one of the most exciting areas of development in Africa, and we look at predictions from more than 30 of the continent’s entrepreneurs of what the mobile revolution will bring by 2020.

Mobile internet use: Growth but advertising revenue challenges

Tech analyst extraordinaire Mary Meeker has come out with her annual report looking back at recent internet, mobile and technology trends and giving us a glimpse of what she sees in the near future. One of her key observations is that…

New roles help you manage your Facebook page

Facebook has added a new feature that will help you manage your Page more effectively by creating a range of roles, allowing you to specify levels of access to those who create content for the page, moderate comments or even advertise on…

Africa’s mobile revolution: Tapping into eye witness reports

The mobile revolution has remade journalism, putting cameras and a means to post those pictures instantaneously to the internet in the hands of billions. One African journalist witnessed this revolution in media first hand after a bomb…

Circulation strategy needed before “forced march” to digital

A US newspaper analyst has criticised a move by Newhouse Newspapers to cut publication of several papers from daily to three times a week as “shock therapy” and questions whether the group is really ready for the digital transformation it…

Data journalism: Tools, examples and techniques

Data journalism is one of the hottest topics in journalism right now, and Knowledge Bridge editor Kevin Anderson has just given a talk about this emerging trend and how it can help news organisations find new stories using publicly…

Are you prepared to benefit from Russia’s growing online ad market?

Research by JP Morgan Cazeneuve predicts explosive growth in the Russian online advertising market, but search engines and social media sites could be the big winners. Is your news organisation ready to take advantage for the growth in…

Deal aggregators offer opportunity as Groupon fever fades

The meteoric rise of daily deals phenomenon Groupon has launched thousands of clones around the world with its easy to copy model. Some local news organisations have found success with their own versions, but with many markets nearing…