Paywalls are good for journalism, believes Globe and Mail’s John Stackhouse

“Paywalls work if they are supporting good journalism,” said John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, presenting in the Paywalls: To charge or not to charge session at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok.

‘This is the time to take bold steps,’ says Gannett president

In the opening keynote address at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok, Robert Dickey, President US Community Publishing, Gannett Company, discussed the major changes his company made across its more than 80 newspapers in 2012.

An optimistic outlook on the news market in post-Soviet States

Five international speakers discussed their respective markets for newspapers, in a panel entitled “Around the World in 60 Minutes,” held during the opening session of the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th World Editors Forum and 23rd World Advertising Forum in Bangkok.

European publishers need to build new businesses, says FAZ CEO

European publishers are currently facing two main challenges, said Tobias Trevisan, CEO of Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the country’s top quality daily newspaper, during the “Around the world in 60 minutes” session today during the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok.

Defending profit margins through transformation at Singapore Press Holdings

With a profit margin of 35%, many newspaper publishers would consider Singapore Press Holdings to be in an enviable position. But Patrick Daniel, editor-in-chief of the company’s English and Malay language newspapers, says that guarding that margin is a tough challenge. Daniel was speaking at the opening session of the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok.

World Press Trends: Future is about audience engagement

Print newspaper circulations are rising in Asia and declining in mature markets in the West, while digital advances have increased the audience for newspaper content as never before.

Print and circulation being redefined in the MENA region

“Print is not dead, neither in our market nor in the world, it is just being redefined: there is a huge demand for niche products,” said Michael Chalhoub, Founder of Gulf Sports Media FZ-LLC, UAE about the Middle East and North Africa region during the “Around the world in 60 minutes,” session today at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok.

Paid content strategies

Digital paid content strategies will surely be discussed and debated in Bangkok this week as Monday’s afternoon session will be completely dedicated to the topic. Shortly after Congress, WAN-IFRA will publish a Shaping the Future of News Publishing (SFN) report entitled, “Digital paid content: the journey just begins.”

How is L’Opinion faring after its first two weeks?

Two weeks on from the launch of his new “liberal, pro-business” daily newspaper, Nicolas Beytout describes his state of mind as “satisfied and realistic,” while sales figures have shown that the newspaper is slowly picking up speed.

The Financial Times launches rapid-fire news service, fastFT

The Financial Times has launched a digital breaking-news platform to facilitate the rapid delivery of “market-moving news and views 24 hours a day” in the form of 150-300 word stories. By providing up-to-the-minute reporting, it is hoped that this new application will encourage the “active news consumer” to stay loyal to the FT for their daily fix of financial news.