Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Trinity Mirror's Digital Revenue Up Nearly 50%The Drum

    Trinity Mirror's digital revenue has increased by nearly 50 per cent year-on-year, according to the publisher's financials for the first half of 2014. The increase helped soften the blow of ad and circulation revenue declines as revenue dropped overall by 2.3 per cent year-on-year to GBP324.2m. Ad revenue fell by 8.8 per cent to 108.3m and circulation revenues were down by 1.2 per cent to GBP142.5m.

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  • NME's Mobile Site Improvements UnveiledInPublishing

    For returning users and new visitors the purpose of the redesign is to make NME's content more accessible, richer and more intuitive. Improved navigation enables music fans to tailor what they see on-screen and the whole site is designed to make sharing content on social media much simpler. It features a mixed content stream on the homepage, including news, photos, blogs, reviews and TV and film news. In particular, the photos section has been improved to ensure it can better showcase iconic NME music photography - with photos visible as clear thumbnails which can be enlarged.

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  • Sky News Asks IDF To Delete Tweet From FeedThe Drum

    Sky News has publicly requested the Israeli Defence Force remove one of the broadcaster's video news reports from its Twitter feed for taking it "out of context". The IDF, which has attracted a lot of attention throughout the most recent stage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict due to the real-time updates on its Twitter feed, agreed to remove the article upon the request.

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  • Future Sells Auto Titles, Triathlon PlusInPublishing

    Future plc, the international media group and digital business, has exchanged contracts to sell a portfolio comprising its Auto titles and Triathlon Plus to Kelsey Publishing Limited for a total initial consideration of GBP2.1m, comprising GBP1.8m in cash and GBP0.3m of magazine subscriptions deferred revenue to be retained by Future. In addition, deferred consideration of up to GBP0.8m is payable by 30 September 2015 based on revenue performance. Completion is scheduled to occur by the end of August 2014. The net proceeds of sale will be used to reduce the Group's external borrowings.

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  • How To Make Text-heavy Stories More InterestingJournalism.co.uk

    During the news:rewired conference last week, Ezra Eeman of Journalism Tools gave delegates a list of essential tools journalists should be aware of when creating engaging content for their audiences. Some of these tools can be applied directly to text-based articles to add a multimedia element and, overall, a more colourful story. There are 50,000 news apps every month, not counting new web online tools found around the internet which journalists can use, said Eeman, and it can be quite difficult to sift through them.

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  • 'Social Sleuthing' Credited With VerificationThe Guardian

    Last week, amid a flood of unverified information following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, Open Newsroom confirmed members of the Donetsk People's Republic separatist militia "at the very least" appeared to have access to an anti-aircraft missile system capable of an attack like the one carried out on the plane.

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  • Netflix Seeks Creative AgencyBrand Republic

    Netflix plans to launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg in September -- its biggest expansion in three years. To help, the company is looking for an agency for its pan-European account. Netflix hired Fallon in September last year but stopped working on the account six weeks ago.

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