Interviews and news

Live events are nothing new, but they are capturing consumers’ attention like never before.  From big festivals to pop-up events, consumers are seeking additional ways to engage with the media brands they like. In an age where 78 per cent of...

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10 new(ish) companies that have all made great strides in their attempt to simplify the world of media.

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In part two of our podcast masterclass, we turn our attention to repurposing your audio content, to help you squeeze every last drop of value out of each episode.

 

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Six months after its US launch Apple’s digital news and magazine subscription service, Apple News+, has arrived in the UK. The new service gives users access to more than 150 publications for a single monthly fee. The move, an attempt to build a...

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The show started out as The Art of Charm Podcast, which was launched way back in 2006, and went on to become one of the most successful podcasts in the world. However, when “content creation, service, and integrity took a back seat” Jordan decided to...

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The future of media will be fascinating? Will the robots take over basic content creation? Are social platforms on their way out? Can membership schemes become the most important revenue stream for news companies?

The teams at DIS/FIPP and VDZ have...

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Charlotte Ricca outlines the unlikely revival of The Face, and asks whether we might see other magazine brands return.

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Thinking about starting a podcast? Well, there are currently around 700,000 active podcasts and more than 29 million episodes for people to download. So the competition is pretty fierce. Yet don’t let the numbers put you off. As media companies have...

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People in power should be held accountable through service journalism. To achieve this two innovations in journalism were highlighted at this year’s Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin: filling information gaps to supply communities with vital...

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Perhaps the biggest issue surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), and in particular its use in the media, is that executives need to finally grasp what AI actually is. What jobs can it undertake, and how can it save publishers time and money and...

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Each year one of the key themes of DIS is how technology has energised magazine publishers in markets across the globe. This year was no different with a quartet of presentations all looking in detail at how digital innovation has helped move...

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“Machine learning has moved past the high-school sex phase (everyone talking about it, but no one doing it), to much broader implementations across industries including media.” 

Robin Govik digital strategy at Mittmedia and Sören Karlsson, CEO of...

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At a live event on Monday afternoon, Apple launched its USD$9.99 per month news and magazine subscription platform, something like a Spotify for magazines. An important launch partner is The Wall Street Journal, one of only two major publications to...

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The last session of the first day at DIS featured Nick Rockwell, the CTO of New York Times. He took as his theme ‘News in the Age of Algorithmic Recommendation,’ and used the slot to explore the newspaper's innovations in the personalisation of...

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On 28 January Condé Naste launched Vogue Business – an online B2B title aimed at fashion industry executives. Editor Lauren Indvik told DIS 2019 why – and how – they did it.

Future-proof business

Vogue Business started out a newsletter, with the...

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Helje Solberg, Chair at Faktisk, spoke at DIS 2019 about how the six largest media in companies in Norway created a website that challenges fake news.

Lying is cheap

Helje began her presentation by saying we live in a evolving world. “Change is...

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The tenth anniversary edition of the ‘Innovation in Media World Report’ was introduced to 500 media executives from more than 40 nations at the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin this week. This year the report focuses on successful business...

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It is not only necessary for media companies to change their work cultures to fight for the future of journalism, the media industry needs to work closer together to change the collective culture of the publishing industry as a whole. This was the...

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Paid content has been a surprising success for Bloomberg after launching a paywall in May last year. The next target is to double their subscriptions by the end of this year, said Scott Havens, Global Head of Digital and Media Distribution at...

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