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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…

Media Forum 2012: Kodak, a cautionary tale for news organisations

At the recent Media Development Loan Fund’s Media Forum, Bambang Harymurti, the CEO of Tempo International Media in Indonesia, warned his fellow media leaders not to make the same mistake that photography pioneer Kodak did. Kodak saw the…

News organisations have a wealth of digital revenue opportunities to explore

Digital returns might be lower than the revenues of traditional media businesses, but some news groups are starting to rebuild their income base by combining multiple digital revenue streams rather than chasing a single replacement source.…

Public radio station finds recipe for digital news success

US public radio station KPLU responded to disappointing digital results by carrying out a thorough review of their technology, staffing and editorial performance. By learning some hard lessons and analysing how audiences responded to…

How to use a Twitter account to connect with audiences and cultivate contributors

The 140 characters of Twitter updates can feel limiting to people who aren’t headline writers, but journalists and non-journalists around the world are using the service to provide a stream of news and information to hundreds of thousands…

What social media success looks like and how to achieve it

With social networks and social media attracting hundreds of millions of users, news organisations have worked hard to develop social media strategies. One of the biggest questions amongst editors and media executives has been whether the…

South Africa: Digital first doesn’t mean digital only

Digital first is one the hottest phrases in journalism, but with South Africa’s Business Day launching not just a digital first editorial strategy but also a metered paywall, media watchers in the country say success is as much about a…

Murdoch’s failing iPad ‘newspaper’ holds lessons for the digital transition

Rupert Murdoch hoped to re-imagine his tabloid style of journalism for the tablet generation when launching The Daily to a loud fanfare 18 months ago. However, rumours are that it is living on borrowed time and may be shut down after this…

Farm Journal shows blueprint for product mindset

Building on our recent articles on developing a product mindset, we look at one established media group that has successfully launched a portfolio of 25 digital products in the last two years. It has found that careful vetting and…

Product mindset: What is a product manager?

As you develop your product mindset, one of the key positions to help you execute your strategy will be a product manager. He or she will need a good understanding of your business as well as the technical issues in developing and…