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Die Zeit’s paper and online editions are better off as independent entities, said Wolfgang Blau, editor of Zeit Online. The weekly print paper is run out of Hamburg, while the website is based in Berlin. Blau was speaking at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, on a panel on the future of weeklies.

Many European newspapers are moving towards a more integrated structure, but Blau argued that the culture and reporting structures are different in print and online, and hence it makes sense to keep them somewhat separate, although of course with collaboration between the two. As the paper’s circulation is growing and revenue is still going up, the approach seems to be working for Die Zeit.

One third of Die Zeit's editors frequently contribute articles written exlusively for Zeit Online, Blau said, a number which is much higher than at the paper’s competitors. The Economist’s website, for example, is full of content produced by the print journalists, who embrace the opportunity to write blog posts and more, said the paper’s social media editor Mark Johnson.

Author

Emma Goodman

Date

2012-04-30 11:26

The New York Times announced today it will further merge its print and online operations, with online producers now reporting directly to their respective desks, according to Yahoo! news blog The Cutline.

Digital news editor Jim Roberts has been made assistant managing editor for news, and the new editor for emerging platforms is Fiona Spruill, currently the Web newsroom editor. The continually consolidating print and online staff is an effort to continue streamlining operations, executive editor Bill Keller explained. There is also a possibility that the separate online and print union contracts will be merged.

In a memo to staff, Keller explained that the new positions Roberts and Spruill will be in are an important part of the plan to end up as a "single newsroom." Some parts of the plan to completely integrate the Web and print teams are still under discussion, however.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-16 23:38

Canadian Metro websites, Journalmetro.com and metronews.ca, will be integrating "Add to Foursquare" buttons on their website, Newspaper Innovation reported today.

The newspaper partnered with Foursquare earlier this year and began offering location-based restaurant tips to its followers.

Through addition of this new feature on the news site, users can add a visit to a location as a "to do" in their Foursquare account and either link back to the full article or post a review on the Metro website.

Hoping to enhance its brand image, the free commuter daily also recently unveiled a "radically redesigned newspaper" for its readers in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

The button will be placed adjacent to the venue-targeted editorial content like restaurant reviews.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-01 15:07

The Observer will not be closed down, Guardian News & Media announced, stating that instead its print title and the print version of The Guardian will see "closer integration," paidContent reported today.

GNM at the beginning of August told staff at the Sunday title that closure was a realistic cost cutting option for the company, as the division saw a US$60.79 million (£36.8 million) loss in 2008 and 2009.

Editor-in-chief of GNM Alan Rusbridger warned staff in an e-mail there is a likelihood of further staff cuts, The Guardian reported.

"Given the present state of recession and digital transition there isn't a media group in the world that isn't reviewing its publishing operations and the nature of its journalism. The weekend review has been rigorous and very helpful in understanding the changing needs of readers. A new-look Observer produced by John Mulholland and his team, and new ideas for the Saturday Guardian, were extremely well received. As a result of the review we will be publishing a formidable weekend package - with two papers that complement each other, each retaining a distinctive tone and voice," he wrote.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-09-17 18:09

Cox Media Group Inc. announced on Wednesday the reorganisation of its media businesses that will see contribution to radio, television and newspaper content by the company's editorial staffers.

"This new concept is another step toward fulfilling Cox Media Group's vision of operating as a fully-integrated media company," Sandy Schwartz, president of Cox Media Group, stated in the announcement. "Sharing expertise and best practices across all of our media properties allows us to better serve consumers and advertisers in our changing environment. In addition, each of Cox's media properties will benefit from expanded shared services such as Research, Sales, Digital, Finance, Human Resources and Engineering."
The three separate mediums and their brand names will continue to operate independent news and editorial functions; however, the radio, television and newspaper networks will now share knowledge, talent and resources. Cox hopes the new model will result in increased operating efficiency and cost savings.

At present no jobs will be lost due to the reorganisation.

"We're creating a leadership model to better reflect the reality of today's media marketplace. As the boundaries between traditional and digital media merge, it's important to have leaders in place who can think broadly across the media landscape as they guide our way forward," added Schwartz.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-08-19 19:47

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