Startup InsideClimate News’ Pulitzer marks a ‘score’ for digital-native journalism

Office-less, seven-person startup InsideClimate News beat The Boston Globe and The Washington Post for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting, announced Monday. The committee’s choice marked a “score” for digital-native journalism: While web-only peers The Huffington Post and ProPublica took Pulitzers in 2012 and 2010 respectively, donor-funded non-profit InsideClimate News was founded only five years ago and had much more humble roots.

DME: To charge online, think consumer-first

Identify what you can offer that others can’t, and pay attention to what your customers want, was the key advice from the paid online content panel at Digital Media Europe 2013 in London.

GuardianWitness – the latest development in ‘open journalism’

Today, Tuesday 16 April, sees the unveiling of Guardian News & Media’s new digital platform, “GuardianWitness”, a tool which builds on their innovative “open journalism” drive (see WAN-IFRA’s special report on “open journalism”) by allowing readers to influence the newspaper’s content like never before.

New dimensions in productivity and flexibility

manroland web systems presents a special folder that allows – in combination with triple circumference presses – to produce up to three different editions simultaneously.

“We took the word ‘publications’ off the building”: Condé Nast enters new industries

At the same time magazines are trimming resources and slashing staff, Condé Nast is massively expanding — far beyond the publishing industry.

KBA retrofits inkjet systems to newspaper presses

Regionalisation in advertising, prize draws or the update of breaking news during production – these are just a few of the many possibilities inkjet imprinting provides for newspaper printers. KBA now offers to retrofit its offset presses with Kodak inkjet systems.

Twitter ends Flattr partnership

2013-04-16. Flattr, the “online tip jar,” announced today that Twitter has removed the possibility to flattr tweets via the use of favourites.

DME: Mobile is growing, but the money still needs to follow

2013-04-16. Mobile is fast-becoming the digital platform that publishers focus on, said speakers on the mobile business panel at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe conference in London.

DME: Making advertising social: BuzzFeed’s Andy Wieldin

2013-04-13. If content can be social, advertising can be too: this is the premise on which BuzzFeed’s revenue model is based. BuzzFeed makes 100 percent of its revenue from sponsored content, which Chief Revenue Officer Andy Wiedlin described at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe 2013 as a more effective way for advertisers to connect with audiences, compared with traditional display ads.

Media Spot Me: a ‘start-up for journalists to discover people to interview’

Put very simply, the daily work of a journalist involves the gathering, processing, and finally the distributing of information. In order to corroborate their particular lines of inquiry, journalists find themselves needing to approach experts in a variety of fields such as politics, economics, culture, and sometimes highly specific areas of scientific discovery. However, seeking out these contacts and building long-term relationships with them can prove trickier said than done.