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Nieman Journalism Lab spotlighted New York startup NewsCred as a potential online solution to the newspaper publishing industry’s difficulties.

NewsCred, which launched in 2008 as a service combining algorithms and user voting to filter through news content, changed course in 2010 by creating a platform for publishers to create online newspapers, as previously reported.

In November 2011, NewsCred raised US$4 million in venture capital to redesign their service as a digital newswire for publishers, Gigaom.com reported. NewsCred now provides filtered content for more than 750 clients, including Forbes and The Guardian, the article said.

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-15 11:50

Updated: It's a distributed digital-information network that gives subscribers short news updates in something approaching real time, whether on the web or a mobile device. If you said Twitter, you would be right. But that same description also fits traditional newswires like Associated Press and Reuters. So how are they trying to evolve and compete with this new social news service?

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-22 11:15

The Canadian Press and the New Zealand Press Association have a few things in common. They both serve as national news agencies to English-speaking countries with relatively small populations. For decades, they were both owned by their nation's newspaper companies, in a co-operative ownership structure.

But there's something else only one of them is likely to have in 2012: a future.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-01 09:10

Thomson Reuters Corp. is launching a new U.S. service today.

Reuters America will directly compete with The Associated Press, focusing on state and regional news and also using information from other sources, such as SportsDirect Inc. for sports, TheWrap.com for entertainment news, and Examiner.com for local news, The Wall Street Journal reported. The news service's first client is Tribune Co., which last year began a trial on using less AP content in order to cut costs.

Image: The Thomson Reuters building in Times Square, photo by The New York Times
Other than to cut costs, one of the main reasons Tribune has decided to use Reuters America is that it would like to sell pages to other publishing companies, which Reuters is open to, according to the WSJ. The AP, meanwhile, does not allow newspapers to repackage its content for sale.

Tribune has been in a trial phase with the news service for awhile; 75 percent of its content is written by Tribune staffers, while 25 percent is mainly from Reuters America. The publisher, which owned the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, hopes that selling full-page and half-page "modules" of content to non-Tribune Co. newspapers will be a new revenue stream for the future.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-14 22:24

Agence France-Presse has announced that it is to launch the world's first high definition news video service today. AFP is the world's third largest newswire, behind Reuters and the Associated Press, with 2,900 journalists worldwide.

The agency's video wire AFPTV has around 80 news gathering units around the world and distributes 1,000 new videos per month. Today's move to high definition will cover English and French videos, and over the coming weeks it will be expanded to cover those in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, German and Polish.

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Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-15 17:36

L'Agence France-Presse (AFP) has announced it plans to offer readers direct access to AFP content on digital devices rather than just a "Business to Business" model. AFP is the third largest news agency in the world, tailing the Associated Press and Reuters, and is undoubtedly an influential force in the print industry, providing articles to about 5,000 newspapers in six different languages. Yet Emmanuel Hoog, CEO of AFP, admits that the company is behind the digital trends. Hoog commented to Le Monde "It's absurd that the third largest news provider does not have an application for the iPad, the smartphone, or the internet...How have the AP and Reuters launched mobile apps in French and not AFP?"

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-02 17:09

Danish free daily Urban has discontinued its use of Danish wire service Ritzau, Newspaper Innovation reported last week.

Owned by Mecom, the newspaper is now reliant on original content and those produced by paid newspapers of the publisher that include BT and Berlingske.

Image: NewspaperInnovation.com

In the United States, Metro stopped using The Associated Press, a move that started the trend of unsubscribing to wire services, according to Newspaper Innovation. Previously, Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad also ended its subscription to national wire service ANP.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-08-30 21:48

Canada's national news service is considering switching from an industry cooperative to a for-profit company.

Under the new set-up, The Canadian Press would be owned by its three largest members: Torstar Corp., Gesca and CTVglobemedia, The Globe and Mail (owned by the latter) reported. The deal still needs to receive federal approvals.

Spurred by increasing financial difficulties, the 93-year-old organisation has been discussing a restructuring so that it will not have to depend on members to help pay operating costs.

Two of the news service's largest members recently dropped out of the cooperative. CanWest Global Communications Corp., which dropped its subscription in 2007 in favour of its own newswire, CanWest News Service. In 2009, Sun Media Corp. announced it would leave the CP, and Quebecor Inc., which owns Sun Media, is also considering switching to a news-sharing service of its own, according to The Globe and Mail.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-07-05 21:56

Following the revamp of Reuters' U.S. Web site in December last year with a cleaner, more advertiser friendly look, the news wire is set to restructure its free, open UK news site along similar lines, paidContent reported.

Reuters.co.uk is significantly dependent on advertising revenue, unlike many of its services that target business professionals with premium pricing. The redesigned advertiser friendly UK site plans to launch this week, and it is likely certain content elements will become paid, MediaWeek reported.

Having revamped its commercial operations over the last six to seven months and making some significant hirings during the period, "We started to organise the site around topics. By topics, you can create topics of advertiser interest - whether broad topics like foreign currency exchanges or narrow topics around the small business environment," Tim Faircliff, consumer media general manager of Thomson Reuters, told paidContent.

While maintaining current free news offerings and without ruling out the future possibilities of a paid model, Faircliff explained Reuters is "moving in to the ad-supported model with a nod to the fact that paid is part of the DNA of our organisation," according to paidContent. "We think it's sensible that you can pay for niche, high-value content."

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-04-20 19:14

In a decision that will allow readers to post stories and photos which will be shown on the paper's online editon, the Telegraph has subscribed to a user-generated newswire called Demotix Press Gazette reported.

The Demotix widget will be embedded on the World News page of Telegraph.co.uk, and will shuffle through content provided and posted by its 5,600 international users.

French newspaper Le Monde, the Labenese Future News and Nepal's Hilmalayan TImes have also incorporated the Demotix technology into their online editions.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-06-05 09:11

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