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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

6 lessons for a better product developement

If you’re looking for an example of an old media business that understands digital then you won’t do much better than the Financial Times.

The future of newspapers without paper?

Five Finnish media companies are working on a very interesting alternative to paper edition.

Working with Technology

Held in Moscow at the beginning of October 2013 for technology, product and commercial managers from Russian and Ukrainian media, the seminar focused on techniques needed to select, measure and manage technology to in order to deliver…

The questions you have to answer before deciding on paywall

To charge or not to charge for access to online content on your website? A guide to the arguments for and against to help news organisations find the answer that best suits their business.

How to build audience and revenue using events

Research in the US has found that some digital news start-ups are earning up to 20 percent of their revenue from events, and we speak to US journalism professor Jake Batsell, author of the research, on how to decide whether events are…

Choosing and using a mobile ad network

As audiences shift to mobile, advertising is following them, and in some major markets mobile advertising is expected to triple in the next year. Mobile industry expert Terence Eden explains how to use mobile ad networks to start earning…

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…

The Art and Science of Hiring for Media Startups

Starting up a news site has become the easiest thing in the world over the last decade, but building a long-lasting media company from scratch is among the hardest. Hiring the right people is essential to building a sustainable media…

Poor design is costing publishers valuable digital subscribers

While there are a few well-known and oft-cited paid content success stories, performance is decidedly mixed outside of those shining examples, says Earl Wilkinson, the executive director and CEO of the International News Media Association.…

Don’t forget email in your content marketing strategy

In a world of Facebook and mobile apps, email may seem a bit out of fashion, but it still remains a powerful way to build your audience and keep them engaged. We look at some of the success stories and highlight the strategies that made…