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Crowd-sourcing and social networks in hyperlocal news

October 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ultimately, newspapers will not only interact with readers and users, they will develop new forms of journalism that take advantage of their readers’ knowledge via methods such as crowd-sourcing. This can produce both good and bad results…  Check what editors-in-chief have to say about that:  Bart Brouwers (Managing Editor for hyperlocal Online Media, Telegraaf Media Group, The Netherlands),  Roman Gallo (Founder of Nase Adresa Project, Czech Republic),
Martha Gleich (Internet Director, Grupo RBS, Brazil), Harry Dugmore (Founder of “The news is coming” project, and Knight News Challenge winner, South Africa), and Jaroslaw Tokarczyk (President of the Board, Gazeta Olsztynska, Poland) met during the World Editors Forum 2010 in Hamburg. Read more

Is this a breakthrough year for the newspublishers?

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The new surge in sales of electronic readers for books, notably ‘tablets’, and the multiplication of mobile devices with easy and comfortable access to news sites, has given a new lease of life to the idea that wireless platforms may yet take a central role in news publishing. During this session at the World Editors Forum in Hamburg current newspaper experiments in publishing on such devices were examined by Chris Ahearn (President of Media, Thomson Reuters),Alfredo Triviño (Director of Creative Projects, News International, UK), and Annemarie Kirk (digital business development manager, Berlingske Media, Denmark) Read more

Google tools for publishers

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Madhav Chinnappa, the Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google News & Books, UK, gave a speech during the World Editors Forum in Hamburg. He presented the latest and most powerful Google tools, that could be successfully used by the publishers. Read more

What’s next for new media training?

October 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

During the last day of the World Editors Forum in Hamburg, one of the sessions tried to answer the question whether the money on trainings for journalists is being spent well. Howard Finberg (Poynter Institute),
Joyce Barnathan (International Center for Journalists – ICFJ), and Tarek Atia (Media Development Programme, Egypt) shared their experience and gave some advice to news publishers. Read more

Does iPad really offer a second life to newspapers?

October 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Juan Senor During the 2010 World Editors Forum in Hamburg, Juan Senor from the Innovation Media Group, presented ideas of the newspaper of the future, and what the publishers should focus on while building the business models. Read the summary of this extremely interesting presentation below. Read more

How to break away from the “he said yesterday” journalism?

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How can editors-in-chief adapt to the major shift which is the “he said yesterday” journalism? A discussion with Sylvie Kauffmann (Editor-in-Chief, Le Monde, France),  Abdel-Moniem Said (Chairman of the Board, Al-Ahram group, Egypt), Jeff Reifman ( Founder, NewsCloud, USA), and Francisco Amaral (Director, Cases I Associats, Spain) took place during the 2010 World Editors Forum in Hamburg. Read more

New York Times is ready for paywall launch

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Janet RobinsonThe second day of the World Editors Forum conference in Hamburg began with a keynote speech made by Janet Robinson, the CEO of the New York Times. New York Times is planning to introduce the paid-for-online-content business model beginning January 2011. Read more

New ways to finance quality journalism

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

During the World Editors Forum in Hamburg, the other face of content monetization was discussed. John Yemma (Editor-in-Chief, Christian Science Monitor, USA), Olav Bergo (Editorial advisor, A-pressen, Norway), and David Cohn (Founder, Spot.us, and Knight News Challenge winner, USA) spoke about new ways to finance quality journalism Read more

Editors are optimistic towards the future (Newsroom Barometer)

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Eric HazanEric Hazan from McKinsey & Company, spoke during the World Editors Forum in Hamburg about editors-in-chief foresee the future of their job and how journalism will evolve in the upcoming years. Read more

Long live the print media

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Giovanni di LorenzoGiovanni di Lorenzo, the Editor-in-Chief of Die Zeit, Germany spoke during the World Editors Forum in Hamburg about why he still believes in print. Read more

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