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“The change in the industry right now is the most dramatic I've ever seen... Virtually every paper in the country is, if not diving head first, at least dipping [its] toes into video,” said videographer Chuck Fadley to the American Journalism Review.

That was nearly four years ago; it is now safe to say they are doing canon balls.

The New York Times, which started including videos with digital news stories seven years ago, now produces approximately 120 videos per month, and streams two live shows to its website every business day. The Wall Street Journal, which began shooting video more than three years ago, now produces about 50 clips per day, as well as nine live shows from around the globe. Meanwhile, the U.S. edition of the Huffington Post has recently unveiled HuffPost Live, a plan to stream live video to its website for 12 hours five days a week beginning on August 13.

Logically enough, the news content is attracted by the prospect of advertising revenue.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-23 15:03

Magazine publisher Future PLC, which puts out publications such as Total Film, Classic Rock, released its interim financial results yesterday, and revealed that it has seen a 48% rise in digital revenues in the UK in the six months leading up to March 31, partly thanks to the boost it has received from Apple’s Newsstand. But although its digital income was up 37% over this period, losses in print meant that the company’s overall revenue still dropped 4%.

In its financial report, Future strongly pushes its success on the iPad. Since the Newsstand was launched in October last year Future has made sales on the platform with more that £3 million. It has sold more than 830,000 copies of its magazines through Newsstand, with 45% of those sales coming being subscriptions. Encouragingly, the Future writes that 90% of subscribers are new customers.

Future’s CEO Mark Wood comments in the report that “Future is seizing the opportunities offered by new platforms and channels to reach new audiences and grow a global digital business.” He states that, “on Apple's iPad, Future is one of the world's leading digital publishers in sales volumes and number of titles. That is a sign of how far we have come in a very short time."

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-05-23 13:10

With a young population, growing advertising market and with hope of new found freedom, the Middle East newspaper industry is set to take off.

That was the assessment that emerged from the 6th annual WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference in Dubai, where more than 250 newspaper publishers, editors and other senior executives from the region gathered to discuss strategies for building their print and digital businesses. The two-day conference ended Wednesday; summaries of the presentations can be found here.

The subject of the conference was cross-media advertising, but a real question was the market itself - one-third of the population below the age of 14, with low newspaper readership and low internet penetration. But speaker after speaker - from Google, from the region's newspapers and from newspaper and media companies beyond the region - talked about the potential for growth.

There are 63 million internet users in the region, but that represents only an 18 percent internet penetration rate. "This shows the huge gap and the growth potential that will hit very soon," said Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, Google's Manager for Emerging Arabia.

Author

Larry Kilman

Date

2011-02-09 18:00

Looking for ideas on creating better, more promising online revenue streams?

Look no further than the infographic by Doogie Horner, author of "Everything Explained Through Flowcharts," published online by Fast Company.

The first step, he points out, is figuring out what people will and won't pay for. To the left is a zeroing in on the content section. Click here for the full chart.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-09 20:44

The FT Group, publisher of The Financial Times, revealed that digital subscriptions to the newspaper grew by 50 percent to more than 180,000 in the first nine months of 2010, paidContent.org reported today.

The division, which is part of Pearson publishing group, saw a 11 percent increase in sales "thanks to a strong performance at the Financial Times, both in the digital and hard-copy newspaper formats," the FT.com informed.

The results show that the micropayment system launched in March by allowing registered users to access ten free articles a month is working, 233grados.com explained.

Overall, Pearson reported an operating profit of 15 percent and a revenue growth of 8 percent. Sales were up by 7 percent, Bloomberg reported. In a statement, the company said its earnings per share are expected to increase by 10 percent.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-10-25 23:49

Aiming to create another digital revenue stream, U.S. publisher and broadcaster Cox Media is buying discount site DealSwarm, which will be open in the next few weeks, paidContent reported yesterday.

The site will offer customers deals of 50 percent or more off services from local businesses, such as restaurants and entertainment venues. Cox, which is based in Atlanta, will make DealSwarm available to people in cities in which it currently has outlets: Atlanta, Austin, Dayton and Seattle. The site will be rolled out in other markets in 2011.

DealSwarm will likely be a major competitor for Groupon, the Atlanta Business Chronicle noted.

"Different from others in the group buying space, our local media properties in each DealSwarm market bring unprecedented marketing power with established readers, viewers and listeners," said David Shipps, DealSwarm's vice president, according to a press release. "For our business partners, there are no upfront costs. They simply benefit from new customers and a fantastic promotional opportunity for their business."

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-10-13 16:36

U.S. Spanish-language television network Univision has launched a music website, called Música, which will target Hispanic audiences, Mediaweek reported today.

Sixty-nine percent of Univision's audiences agree that "music is an important part of my life," the company found through its own research. paidContent noted that the broadcaster called music a "huge passion point" for Univision.com's audience. Mediaweek stated the site will likely compete with Vevo, which has a big following with Hispanics; however, video on the site contains a Vevo label, suggesting a partnership.

The company is also using UnivisionMusica.com to launch a new original series, Univision in Studio, which will feature exclusives from new artists, as well as question-and-answer sessions with fans, according to Mediaweek.

"Our new interactive offerings and exclusive music content - like our new, originally produced intimate music series - will provide a great experience that will engage our online and mobile audience more than ever before," said Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media, according to All Access.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-10-08 23:08

Groupon launched just under two years ago, and now publishers are trying out the same concept on their digital properties in order to forge new digital revenue streams. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune last week released its first STeal, under which it offers an exclusive deal from a local business each day, MinnPost.com reported yesterday.

"If enough people buy, everyone gets the deal. Then you can print, redeem, repeat," the STeals page explains. The Star Tribune is just the latest to experiment with daily deals - so far the Washington Post, Zagat, Open Table, the SF Gate, Yelp, Gilt Group, and more have also done so, YipIt Blog reported. And, although STeals will be a small part of the Star Tribune's digital revenues, it is a promising new revenue stream that has long-term potential.

Groupon's revenue is expected to reach between US$300 million and $500 million this year, all because "they simply went out and created a distribution list of over nine million subscribers in local areas and negotiated deals on their behalf," YipIt noted.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-08-26 23:12

Guardian Media Group has said its Guardian News & Media division's digital revenue has "declined only marginally," according to GMG's Annual Review 2010.

In the year ending March 28, GNM's revenue fell by £32.6 million. However, as long as revenues stabilise, the group stated that continuing cost reductions will reduce operating losses for the current financial year, 2010-2011.

"The recession has driven steep declines in advertising revenues across the media industry, and has been a real test for all our businesses. These unprecedented and very challenging market conditions have gone hand-in-hand with continued structural change, in particular the ongoing transition of readers and advertisers from print to online media. This made 2009/10 a tough year for GMG and many of its businesses," CEO Carolyn McCall stated in her "CEO's review of operations."

GNM, which publishes the Guardian and Observer, saved £26.2 million, bringing costs to "a more sustainable level," according to the report.

In continuing to grow its digital business, the report stated that the Guardian's paid-for iPhone app achieved more than 100,000 downloads in the first three months following its launch.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-06-12 00:07

La Repubblica has announced two new ways to receive the whole newspaper digitally. The first is online: for €14.98 per month it is possible to access a digital edition of the paper, the archive and 10 local editions.

The paper has also released a new iPhone app which allows those who download it to buy an entire copy of the paper for €0.76 and read individual articles. As publishers seek ways to make money online, many seem convinced that readers might well pay for a digital edition of a paper even though much or all of the same content is available on the paper's website. La Repubblica already offers a subscription-based iPhone app at €4.99 a month.

For more on this story visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-05-07 16:32

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