Why the Financial Times is going vertical on WhatsApp to drive subscribers – Digiday

The Financial Times has been broadcasting stories through WhatsApp for the past year as a way of reaching new readers, growing loyalty and driving people back to the FT’s site, where they are more likely to subscribe. During that time it has honed its content strategy to push out more specific market-related stories, rather than general news, and has found that people who access the FT’s journalism through WhatsApp are […]

GOP Candidate’s Attack On Reporter Shows Peril Of Asking Questions In Trump’s America | HuffPost

On Wednesday evening, Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the floor as Jacobs tried to ask his view on GOP health care legislation. As Jacobs and a Fox News crew told it, it was a shocking assault on a reporter just one day before a special election to fill the state’s lone House seat. But it was hardly an isolated occurrence. In the past […]

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings – SFGate

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Newspaper-decline-continues-to-weigh-on-AP-11083204.php Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year, reports the agency. The last year with which they can be meaningfully compared is 2013 (in 2015 and 2014 when profits were boosted by one-time operations) Net income last year shrank to $1.6 million from $3.3 million in 2013, net income at the AP. The agency is a not-for-profit news cooperative. According to CFO Ken Dale the agency is financially […]

Are the iPhone and iPad ready to become professional tools for journalists?

I never expected to actually cover the Guardian Changing Media Summit 2012. I went there as a CEO to meet people and listen to their ideas. But then I realised that since Tomas Bella from Piano Media of Slovakia is among the speakers and is well known among media professionals both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, I probably should go the extra mile and cover the event for my […]