Date

Thu - 21.09.2017


World Editors Forum

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.

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Author

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."

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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.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-21 09:28

by Alexandra Waldhorn

The craft of journalism has remained by and large the same over the past century. During the "Looking Beyond the Article" session of the World Editors Forum, Bill Adair, founder and editor of Politifact, suggests the industry could benefit from switching things up.

"Fifteen years into the Internet age and we are still publishing stories the way we published them 100 years ago," says Adair, "just pasting on the web."

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-20 11:16

Professor Erik Wilberg, of the Norwegian School of Management, talks about the challenges and opportunities for newspapers, from the iPad, to training to changing the culture of newsrooms in an exclusive interview from the World Editors Forum in Hamburg.

Note: Wilberg partners with SFN each year on the World Newspaper Future & Change Study.

For more coverage of the 17th World Editors Forum in Hamburg, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org, follow our Twitter feed @NewspaperWorld (#WEFHamburg) and visit the European Journalism Centre, which is live-streaming a selection of sessions.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-10-07 19:41

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