It should come as no surprise that the local newspaper industry has long been under pressure, and according to Reuters’ recent Digital News Report 2021, the global COVID-19 crisis has done nothing to relinquish the situation.
However, at Der Teckbote, a local newspaper situated in Kirchheim unter Teck near Stuttgart, Germany, they have risen to the occasion: Despite the odds, this local star has managed to increase its epaper reader engagement and gain digital subscribers. How?
Is your to-do-list cramped with buzzwords and ideas on how to accelerate your digital transformation? Well, according to WAN IFRA’s latest World Press Trends Outlook report, you are not alone – it is on top of news publishers’ 2021 priority lists.
Would you rather listen to the article? Press play and have the article read aloud by the Text-to-Speech Google Cloud speech synthesis.
Audio and spoken content are making quite the noise amongst publishers and newspapers these years. And no wonder: Reading takes time and focus – which is in short supply with modern ways of living. At the same time, always being accessible is key no-matter the context in which the user finds him or herself in.
We’ve previously written about Independent News & Media and their revamped digital strategy. Among the Irish-based media group’s titles, you’ll find Belfast Telegraph, and we’ve had a quick chat with their Head of Digital, Morgane Campioni, about their new ePaper solution and their partnership with Visiolink.
The public is very much influenced by the media in regard to what we talk about and what is top of mind. In the same way the media also reflect if a specific topic has reached its peak. And it might look as if the corona pandemic is starting to slow down – at least in the sense of media coverage.
According to a new study from Trygfonden, the traditional news media are considered to be a more trustworthy and important news source than social media. But the encouraging news are overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic which is adding pressure to the media industry with the local media and small media houses being particularly threatened by the current crisis.
The Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet has built an impressive digital business throughout the last decade, and they recently launched a new ePaper app to further increase their digital presence. We've talked to Aftonbladet's Business Developer, Stephen Thernström, about their digital business and why the magazines plays such a central role in their new app.
Visiolink recently invited a group of selected clients to an informal day under the not so informal name - BI Insighters. With a focus on knowledge sharing within the field of Business Intelligence, the represented media houses each presented a case they are/have been working on for great inspiration to the other participants.
Norwegian newspaper Dag og Tid launched an audio newspaper with the goal of holding on to their churning subscribers, but it proved to be a great initiative in many more ways. In this case study, we catch up with Gregor Falkner to learn more about the effect so far.
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with 1,700 employees and more than 70 media brands. But that doesn't mean that they haven't also been struggling in a tough media industry. We have talked with their Digital Editor, Jørn Broch, about challenges, must-win battles, and their ePaper's role in all of it.
Crosswords. Kind of makes you think of the coffee stained newspaper on your grandparents’ tile table, right? Well, the good old word puzzles are still very much alive and kicking, and media houses all around the globe consider them to be one of their digital edition's most important loyalty drivers.
The annual highlight for the media industry is approaching as the DCX Digital Content Expo will take place in Berlin from October 8-9. We’ll be there, and we would love to meet up!