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The message matters: The science of gaining more followers on Twitter

Every social media agency and self-anointed expert has advice on how to increase the number of people who follow you on Facebook and Twitter, but at least when it comes to Twitter, we now have some scientific research on what wins…

How Montenegro’s Vijesti uses social media and events to build audience engagement

Montenegrin newspaper and online portal Vijesti saw a sharp spike in their Twitter followers and Facebook fans when their journalists used social media and a Twitter hashtag to cover protests last year, and now the news group uses social…

El Faro: Using the best of new and traditional media to give Salvadorans a voice

News website El Faro in El Salvador partnered with an ad agency to create a highly successful multi-platform campaign. Using the website, Twitter, radio, TV, billboards and print, they provided a way for local people to tell politicians…

Multi-platform projects: Focused experiments to get the best out of all platforms

Using more than one platform for a project or campaign can be a strength, not just a challenge. But to give yourself the best chance of success, you need to think strategically from the outset. Make your planning multi-platform from the…

Required reading: Newspapers turn to video for new revenue opportunities

In the latest installment of our Required Reading feature, we focus on television and digital video as well as some of the latest trends and tools in mobile and social media. Online advertising may overtake television advertising in the US…

Common sense digital security for journalists

Digital media brings a huge range of benefits to journalists, allowing you to reach new audiences, engage them via social media, and try new story-telling techniques using an ever increasing set of often low-cost tools. However, digital…

Launching, evolving and sustaining your digital media product

In June’s Digital Briefing, we talked about developing a product mindset to help you identify audience needs so that you can set your digital priorities, and this month we look at what you’ll need to launch, evolve and sustain your digital…

Firstpost: ‘Breaking views’ break through India’s cluttered online news market

To give you a practical example of how to launch a digital news product, we profile Firstpost, a news site launched in May 2011 by India’s Network18. We speak to Firstpost’s Durga Raghunath on the editorial and business thinking behind the…

Biggest challenge for digital media? Monetising the masses

The Media Briefing has an interesting interview with Raju Narisetti, managing editor for the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. He shares some insights into what strategies work and – just as importantly – what he believes don’t work for…