Based on competing demands for time, a new project funded by the Knight Foundation hopes to provide curated news to readers through a mobile app, allowing them to quickly choose stories based on how much time they have available and what stories they feel they need to read to be informed.
IPC Media has confirmed the end of Nuts as both a magazine and website 10 years after its launch. According to owner IPC Media, Nuts had a combined print and digital audience of 1.3m a week. The last magazine issue hit newsstands yesterday with a weeping Lucy Pinder as its cover star. The first issue of Nuts published on 22 January 2004 featured model Nell McAndrew.
The finger-swiping dating app is owned by IAC, which also own other sites including Match.com, Ask and Vimeo, and announced the decision at the company's first quarter earnings call. Greg Blatt, chairman of IAC's Match group, said the nature of the Tinder user experience presents itself with "real opportunities for native advertising that certain of our other products don't".
Speaking at The Scotsman's Future of the Media in Scotland conference, Jeff Moriarty, chief digital and product officer, gave an overview of his background at the Boston Globe and how the brand introduced a paid-for content model, adding it was something he would have in mind in the time ahead.
Cond Nast Entertainment sees strength in numbers in the video space-even if that means mixing its high-class brands with those outside the company. CNE unveiled a new brand, dubbed The Scene, at its newfront presentation Tuesday. That announcement features the participation of select partners that includes Variety, ABC News, BuzzFeed, and Major League Soccer.
PageTiler is designed to engage readers quickly on mobile devices with high-resolution reading. The reading experience emulates that of a physical magazine stand, where consumers can browse through pages of the magazine ahead of making a single issue or subscription purchase. PageTiler is also ideal for free magazines or marketing promotions to gain both new digital and print readers.
At a recent multimedia storytelling workshop in Brighton, Chris Payne shared his tips for creating engaging content with a specific focus on mobile technology. He also talked to Journalism.co.uk about the contents of his kitbag, which you can hear more about using the interactive image created using ThingLink, one of the tools he recommends later in this article.
Older people are increasingly going online, in part thanks to tablets, according to the U.K. telecommunications regulator. In one of its periodical media use reports, Ofcom noted on Tuesday that 42% of those aged over 65 accessed the web in 2013, up from 33% in 2012. The regulator linked this with an increase in tablet usage within the 65-74 demographic from 5% to 17%.
The launch of a new website domain designed specifically for the capital is being publicised as a new way for London-based businesses, individuals and organisations to focus traffic. Albion was appointed to the account in January and created online piece, which is complemented by outdoor and print versions.
As the official UK distribution partner for Magzter's thousands of digital magazine titles, Unique will supply businesses, libraries, schools and the general public with digital subscriptions through the same easy-to-use e-commerce store as their print magazines. The service, which will initially see Unique selling hundreds of titles digitally is set to expand to thousands within six months, says Unique Magazines.