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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…

Survey: Arab Youth consume less news and trust social media as a news source

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller’s 5th annual Arab Youth Survey painted a bright picture full of optimism, but the picture is much more sobering for traditional media in the Middle East and North Africa. The study finds that traditional news…

Internet growth reaches tipping point in many emerging markets

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…

Pay TV model proving most viable business strategy for multichannel players

We take an in-depth look at the US television markets for lessons about the best performing business model in this very competitive market. The pay TV model with subscription and affiliate fees is out-performing the advertising dependent…

Interactivity and citizen media surges in Latin America

Latin American internet users submit more comments and articles to news sites than users in Europe or the Middle East, according to research from Kantar Media-Global TGI Net. This appetite for user-generated content is being driven by…

Don’t let local journalism revenue opportunities slip away

With the disruption in the news industry in the West, one technology and journalism entrepreneur worries about the future of local news and information. His biggest concern is that local news businesses are still letting digital start-ups…

Product mindset: Content, advertising and services products

Creating attractive products is obviously key to any digital product strategy. As we continue our Digital Briefing series on developing a product mindset, we look at examples of different products that news organisations have developed.…