All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Online News’
Last week, a study from the Media Insight Project came out finding that millennials have little interest in paying for news. Now, Retale has some new findings based on a poll of over 1,000 people, looking at newspaper readership, format preferences, and attitude toward paying for content. According to that, only 19% of millennials have paid for newspaper content (print …
A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. The service reportedly reproduces headlines and story snippets for clients, along with links to the actual stories – pretty much …
Newsweek, which has been in publication for nearly 80 years, is adopting an all-digital format. In 2010, the publication merged with online publication The Daily Beast, and now the combined company has decided the print business is no longer needed. It won’t be all TheDailyBeast.com. Tablet apps will remain a major part of the strategy, as well as a premium …
Today, Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the second Huffington Post expansion into a French language community, as Le Huffington Post Québec is now live. Here’s what she had to say in a blog post this morning: This is the first time we’ll have two HuffPost editions in the same country. But it won’t be a sibling rivalry; it will …
The New York Times is betting that there is a future in online subscription-based newspapers. Today, the venerable publication announces a subscription system that takes effect March 28th in the States and immediately in Canada. Here’s the rundown: Readers are allowed up to 20 articles per month free of charge. Upon clicking that 21st article, readers will be prompted to …
News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has had a lot of issues with search engines – most notably, Google. He has repeatedly threatened to block News Corp. content from search engines, but content from the Wall Street Journal, for example, still populates a significant amount of Google search results to this day.
The big news of the moment is that the site WikiLeaks has published over 90,000 secret military documents related to the war in Afghanistan. Posted on Sunday, the documents had previously been shared with three publications (under embargo): The New York Times, The Guardian, and Germany’s Der Spiegel.
Many news consumers are increasingly relying on human-edited news aggregation and content curation to sift through their news and establish trust. While not all mainstream media sources are thrilled about the concept, it’s just how it is, and there is no doubt that plenty of people from that world are relying on these things themselves to one extent or another.
Allvoices is an online news destination that features a mix of aggregated professional news content and citizen-contributed reports, both from numerous channels. It’s been steadily growing in popularity. After a couple years of existence, the company tells WebProNews it’s getting over 4 million uniques and contributors from over 130 countries. I spoke with Allvoices CMO Aki Hashmi about what makes this site tick, as well as a new announcement it made today.
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Dow Jones & Company said today it has launched The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition for consumers.
The Department of Justice said today it supports a proposal by the Associated Press (AP) to develop and operate a voluntary news registry to manage the licensing and online distribution of news content created by the AP, its members and partners.
The department said the registry is not likely to reduce competition among news content owners and could offer procompetitive benefits to both participating content owners and content users.
After a seven-week-long hiatus, Google is now hosting content from the Associated Press again. The two have had a deal in place in the past, but AP content quietly went missing from Google, and that very fact became a topic of wide discussion last week. Now the deal appears to be renewed to some uncertain extent.
There has been a lot of discussion about the fate of the online news industry lately, particularly since the New York Times announced that it will be going the paid content route next year. Another New York-based publication, Newsday, already charges for its online content. After three months of doing so, it has reportedly only managed to attract 35 subscribers.
Newsday.com is free for those who subscribe to Newsday (print) or ISP Optimum Online. Otherwise, you have to pay $5 a week ($260 a year).
Google has a post up on the Google News blog today talking a little bit about how it recrawls news content in order to provide the most up to date content and eliminate dead links.
"How do you balance looking for new content against the need to update older content? How can you make sure the content is fresh, doesn’t link to dead pages or display headlines that have been changed by the publisher?" asks Google.
The Pulitzer Prize Board said Wednesday it is opening its doors wider to entries from text-based online-only newspapers and news sites.
A year ago, the Board broadened the competition to include many news outlets in the United States that publish on the Internet at least weekly, but it required that all entered material had to come from outlets "primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing events."
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a 2-day workshop on "Journalism and the Internet Age" today and tomorrow. Featured at the event are a number of high profile media executives and gurus. The cast ranges from News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch to Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington.
Dow Jones & Company said today it would launch "The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition," aimed at providing business readers with more in-depth information.
The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows that Google reigns supreme in the search engines and portal industry when it comes to customer satisfaction. This isn’t hard to believe considering Google’s share of the search market.
There’s a reason why Google dominates the arena. Users are generally satisfied with the results they get, and see no reason to switch engines. That is why Microsoft has its work cut out for it with making Bing a true competitor.
Over the weekend, YouTube made a couple news-oriented announcements. It would appear that the site is looking to become more of a resource for news content than ever before, and that means news from established publishers as well as amateurs.
Publishers Invited to Become YouTube Partners
The Associated Press (AP) is saying it hopes to negotiate more lucrative licensing deals with major web sites. Reporting for the AP itself, Michale Liedtke says that AP CEO Tom Curley discussed possible revenue initiatives to protect online content.
Here are some key facts from the Liedtke’s piece:
Even with a global recession, newspapers have a long-term future, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Association of Newspapers.
Despite the potential for growth online, print remains the largest source of revenue for newspaper companies and will continue to be so for some time.
Consumers are willing to pay for online content, with two-thirds indicating they would pay for general news content online.
The Wall Street Journal Online will reportedly be launching a micropayment model for content this fall. Some other news publications appear to see this is a brilliant move, but asking people to pay for content on the web will draw its share of skepticism.
WSJ Managing Editor Robert Thomson says, "It’s a payments system — once we have your details we will be able to charge you according to what you read, in particular, a high price for specialist material."
Online news sites are now second only to recommendations from friends as the most trusted source of information in the U.S., according to a survey from TNS.
In the U.S. 38 percent of those surveyed cited online news as the most trusted source of information, while 34 percent trusted newspapers and 33 percent TV news.
Globally, the most trusted information source was friends, with 42 percent of those surveyed saying they trusted word-of-mouth recommendations. Almost an equal number trusted TV news (41%), online news (40%) and newspapers (39%).
The Associated Press has announced its plan to launch an initiative to protect news content from "misappropriation" online.
"We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided legal theories," says AP Chairman Dean Singleton.
The Christian Science Monitor said Tuesday that it is dropping its daily print format and will move to a daily online publication.
In April of 2009 the Monitor said it will introduce an updated version of its Web site, CSMonitor.com, and launch a weekly print edition and a daily online subscription.
The New York Times says that Google News, Google’s semi-automated mainstream and blog news indexing service, is experiencing slow growth:
… traffic growth is sluggish. With 11.4 million users in May, Google News ranked No. 8 among news sites, far behind Yahoo News, which was No. 1 with 35.8 million visitors, according to Nielsen Online.
The majority of Americans (67%) say that traditional journalism does not provide what Americans want from their news, a new We Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows.
The survey found that more than half of Americans (70%) think journalism is important to the quality of their communities but 64 percent are dissatisfied with the quality of journalism in their communities.
A former high-ranking British official says that online news articles about high profile court cases should be removed from Internet news archives.
Lord Falconer says such online articles should be pulled from archives so they don’t influence the outcome of a case. He says such a practice would likely involve about 20 cases a year that receive heavy pre-trial media coverage.
There may always be a place for paper. This isn’t about that – the likelihood that print is on the verge of extinction – but rather how a new generation of editors and writers present the news in a digital world. The new format for news – there must always be a standard eventually – is evolving, as dinosaurs wheeze and choke.
Content producers prefer to control their own distribution on the Web, but it will not be a successful strategy for most producers in the long run according to a new report from JupiterResearch, "Networked Media: Thriving In An Intermediated World."
A young man looks out his window to see his elderly neighbor cursing the paperboy’s dismal aim – with one fist in the air and the other fishing through the thorny bushes. The young man chuckles and opens up a Web browser for a significant head start on the day’s news. Old Man Fuss-n-Feathers continues to curse and threaten.