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L’Equipe reinvents itself in a bid to stay afloat

French sports daily L’Equipe has revamped its image in effort to “regain control of time and avoid falling victim to the temporality of the web,” says the newspaper’s editorial director, Fabrice Jouhaud. To combat declining kiosk sales and suffering advertising revenue, L’Equipe is repositioning itself within the news marketplace by rebuilding its editorial content.

Finnish magazine co-creates journalism with readers

Amidst a push for user-generated content and audience engagement, Finnish women’s magazine Olivia is co-creating stories with readers using a unique, game-style platform.

Huffington Post expands into Africa with Al Huffington Post Maghreb

Only a month after its first foray into Asia with Huffington Post Japan, Arianna Huffington’s news site launched its first African edition on Tuesday – the French-language Al Huffington Post Maghreb.

New multilingual news organisation aims for global reach through Internet, apps

From 1 July, the Israel-based i24 news will attempt to take on the likes of Al Jazeera, the BBC and France 24 with a tri-lingual 24 hour television channel that will be accessible in its entirety on the web and through mobile apps.

Crowdfunding promising for mainstream media, too

A journalism industry counting pennies and cutting staff salivated at the idea of crowdfunding, which declared itself as a viable business model for journalism last year. But the strategy seemed out of reach for mainstream media organisations — until recently.

Could Facebook’s mobile news service fill the gap left by Google Reader?

Having introduced Poke as a rival to Snapchat and Instagram’s new video service to take on Vine, as well as rolling out its own brand of Twitter-inspired hashtags, Facebook is reportedly now set to offer a challenge to Flipboard and Pulse with a news aggregation app for smartphones and tablets.

Why newsrooms need smart TV apps

If your news organization doesn’t have a smart TV app, designing one should be a top priority, data from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests.

Zeitung Digital 2013 in pictures

Zeitung Digital 2013, a joint WAN-IFRA and BDZV conference, took place on 19 and 20 June in Frankfurt, Germany. Here are some impressions from the show floor.

Paid online content has optimistic future, study suggests

More people are paying for online news, and those who don’t digitally subscribe are warming to the idea of doing so, according to a new study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

At Colombia’s El Tiempo, partnerships are the key

Jon Ruiz is CEO of Casa Editorial El Tiempo, publisher of Colombia’s leading national daily newspaper and numerous other publications. He joined the company in 2004 after five years with Unilever and 15 years with Philip Morris. On 30-31 October he will give a keynote speech at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Latinoamérica 2013 in Bogotá. We talked with him ahead of the conference, to get a picture of the challenges faced by a successful Latin American publisher in the age of the Internet.