Why nonprofit news startups fail

Journalists with resumes chock-full of awards and portfolios overflowing with investigative reporting can kill nonprofit news startups, a recently-released Pew Research Center study suggests.

UK magazine snags Chinese readers with dual-language issue

Tablet/mobile-published wine and lifestyle magazine By the Bottle is attempting to gain traction in China by launching a dual-language issue, with English text translated upon rotation.

Turin, Italy, to Host World Newspaper Congress in 2014

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), today invited the world’s press to attend the 66th World Newspaper Congress and 21st World Editors Forum, to be held in Turin, Italy, from 9 to 11 June 2014.

Who wants yesterday’s papers? Troc de presse bets lots of people do

In a world in which social exchanges are increasingly carried out online, via the impersonal channels of “social” media sites, the launch of website seems like a rather outdated venture. That’s because it focuses on developing face-to-face social links between individuals by encouraging them to exchange their copies of newspapers and magazines with one another.

Unpaid internship debate divides journalism community

Internships have become a de facto prerequisite to most journalism careers, and more internships than ever are unpaid, with some estimates putting half in that category. In light of several recent lawsuits against employers of unpaid interns, many argue that unpaid internships may be crippling the journalism industry, while others assert that they are an irreplaceable learning opportunity.

Jeff Jarvis: We should be in the relationship business

Digital-first is a transitional strategy, said Jeff Jarvis, Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York. Once you’re digital, what then? “I have thought about this a lot and tried to figure out what it is,” he said.

Ebela takes off in India

ABP, one of the leading multimedia groups in India, launched a new daily paid newspaper, Ebela, in 2012 and in just 10 weeks, the paper vaulted to become the No. 2 Bengali-language circulated paper in the country.

Charge for digital content, engage readers with campaign journalism – Innovations in Newspapers World Report

Juan Señor, Partner at Innovation Media Consulting in the U.K., presented the annual Innovations in Newspapers World Report, prepared for WAN-IFRA, during the closing session of the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th World Editors Forum and 23rd World Advertising Forum.

The resilience of print

“We should not be talking about print vs. digital. We should be talking about producing innovative products, no matter the platform,” said Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO of WAN-IFRA, kicking off a session dedicated to “The resilience of print” at the World Newspaper Congress.

Der Spiegel rethinks its strategy, aiming for synergy between print and digital content

German weekly magazine Der Spiegel, one of the powerhouses of international opinion journalism, is on the quest for a new medium between its paper and digital strategies, having suffered recent blows from internal conflicts, stiffening competition and the general economic crisis within the media world.