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by Joshua Benton

The New York Times will have a new leader in the newsroom. Jill Abramson will replace Bill Keller, who is moving to a writing job at the paper.

I'm sure Times Kremlinologists are already developing their theories about the move and its timing -- let the #______MakesYouStupid jokes begin -- but from our perspective, we're most interested in the impact the new leadership will have on the Times' digital strategy.

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Anton Jolkovski


2011-06-06 13:22

Eight press outlets in France have teamed up to launch a digital kiosk (dubbed E-Presse Premium) equipped with their respective publications' content, by early 2011, Agence France-Presse reported this week. According to L'Expansion, the kiosk will allow users to access either individual articles or to obtain a subscription for extra features, while utilising a single account to surf a variety of titles like with Amazon's "one-click shopping" technique.

The newly established partnership intends to weaken the impact of companies like Google, Apple and Facebook in the digital era, Le Figaro suggested. Without this union, the titles don't have much say and have to adhere to conditions imposed by the tech giants. However, the deal will now permit them to set their own rules in the industry.

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Alisa Zykova


2010-12-01 18:06

Rupert Murdoch's tablet-only news publication, to be called The Daily, will be launched exclusively as an app for the iPad, and appear later on Android tablets, reports last week revealed. Since then, we've learned that The Daily's budget is believed to be US$30 million, with a staff of about 100, according to a report today by PC World.

A round-up of other information on the project is after the jump.

- The Daily will be published on the tablet seven days a week, and is expected to cost 99 cents a week, or US$4.25 a month.

- It will be headquartered in News Corp.'s New York offices and will cover the United States only, with no plans for foreign bureaux or a Washingon, D.C. bureau.

- Readership is expected to be between 100,000 to 500,000 over the first five years.

- A beta version is expected to launch by the end of the year, and a full launch is expected early in 2011.


Leah McBride Mensching


2010-11-22 18:29

Nintendo 3D gaming device, 3DS, should hit the market no later than March 31, 2011, or even sooner than that, reported.

According to Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata in an interview, the device's online connectivity could also be used for downloading and viewing traditional print media.

"As you carry it with you while out and about, it will seek out and automatically connect with wireless LAN spots, and download information. We're thinking about functionality where it will automatically acquire newspaper and magazine articles," Iwata said to Japanese news outlet Nikkei, reported.

According to Iwata, Nintendo is trying to find ways to "beam newspapers, and magazine articles straight to the Nintendo 3DS". He did not mention whether it'd be a full newspaper, or just certain sections or a single article, but it seems that magazines are "cordoned off to just a single article, and not the entire issue," Slash Gear reported.


Erina Lin


2010-06-22 23:24

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