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Physical construction may be down across the Western World, but there's a boom in paywalls.

At least 150 paywalls have been erected over the last year or so, in the U.S., U.K., and across Europe. American companies in on that construction boom include Lee, McClatchy, Morris, MediaGeneral, MediaNews, Gatehouse, and Tribune (all powered by Press+), as well as Scripps, Gannett, and Belo. From Sanoma in Finland to The Telegraph in the U.K., a number of dailies are following the trend. Those that haven't are almost all considering a paywall in some form; many more will launch in the next 12 months.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-27 09:40

by Jeff Sonderman

A couple weeks ago I predicted that Apple's virtual Newsstand for iPads and iPhones would provide "a little more convenience for the user, and a little more discoverability for the publisher -- but nothing here is a game-changer."

I stand by the first part of that diagnosis, but it's now clear there is something game-changing about Newsstand. Since Apple launched it last week in the latest version of its iOS operating system, its impact has been immediate and significant. Many Newsstand apps now rank among the top free apps overall, and magazine and newspaper apps are benefiting from a surge of downloads and subscribers.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-24 17:22

Orlando, Fla., October 18, 2011-- Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2012. The analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 20.

Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

A strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become suitable for a wider range of uses. It may also be an emerging technology that offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage for early adopters or with potential for significant market disruption in the next five years. These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and initiatives.

Continue reading in the Gartner Newsroom

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-24 10:31

by Dean Roper

Béla Papp, publishing director of Ringier Studios, owned by international publisher Ringier in Switzerland, describes how this new venture aims to build up a client base and a new revenue stream.

The company is focusing on developing apps for iPad and Android tablets with the clear goal of "being a leading app provider," says Papp during a World Editors Forum session focusing on tablet publishing.

Continue reading on the 18th World Editors Forum Blog

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-24 10:22

by Dean Roper

"When we decided to put our content behind the wall, our newsroom was horrified," says Dirk Nolde, managing editor of the Berliner Morgenpost, during Saturday's World Editors Forum session on paywalls.

"Fortunately," he says, "our readers are indeed willing to pay, and we think it is because they believe there is quality content and it is OK to pay for that."

Continue reading on the 18th World Editors Forum Blog

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-21 09:39

by Alexandra Waldhorn

When the New York Times first erected a paywall - as a possible cure for slipping profits - Assistant Managing Editor Jim Roberts says he was wary.

"I was one of the few in the newsroom who thought it was a bad idea. I was really worried that our audience, which we had worked so hard to attract, would shrink," Roberts says during the World Editors Forum session, "Paywalls, from the newsroom perspective."

He was especially concerned that the younger audience, often attracted through social media, would flee. Advertising would follow suit, he thought - if the readership shrunk, so would advertising.

Continue reading on the 18th World Editors Forum Blog

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-21 09:28

What looks like a dark cloud hanging over newspaper financials might actually be the shadow of the tablet market -- a towering giant just a few moons from waking up, pounding down The Fourth Estate's door of opportunity and offering to share a $278.9 billion payload.

According to Forrester Research, the U.S. tablet market is about to explode, and 82 million Americans -- one third of the online population -- are projected to own one of the devices by 2015.

Continue reading on Editor & Publisher

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-29 09:52

by Andrew Keen

It's Stream time again. Last year, when I interviewed Sir Martin Sorrell, the co-founder and CEO of WPP at the company's annual Stream unconference in Athens, Sir Martin argued that "free=fail." And this year, Sorrell, who presides over the world's largest advertising company, a global leviathan with 153,000 people working in 2,400 offices in 107 countries, was equally scathing in his attack on free online content.

Continue reading on TechCrunch

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-22 10:57

Pundits have been quick to predict the demise of daily deals following the recent news that Facebook and Yelp have scaled back their entries into the market, and that Groupon has delayed its IPO. Rather than buy into this hype, local media need to view this moment as an opportunity to double down and consolidate their positions to capitalize on this important new revenue stream.

While the deals industry is clearly going through a shakeout, revenue around deals is still growing at an impressive pace.

Continue reading on Street Fight

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-22 10:50

Book publishers are surrounded by hungry new competitors: Amazon, with its steadily growing imprints; authors who publish their own e-books; online start-ups like The Atavist and Byliner.

Now they have to contend with another group elbowing into their territory: news organizations.

Swiftly and at little cost, newspapers, magazines and sites like The Huffington Post are hunting for revenue by publishing their own version of e-books, either using brand-new content or repurposing material that they may have given away free in the past.

Continue reading in The New York Times

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-20 11:23

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