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Consuming News via a Mobile Device is Now Growing Rapidly

mobile digital media consumption

Mobile-only newspaper readers — those who exclusively use smartphones and/or tablets to access newspaper content — expanded their share of the newspaper digital audience to 40% in March 2015, that’s up from 29% in 2014.

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Transmedia: How Journalists can Adopt Virtual Reality Tools

New storytelling platform — virtual reality — popular at ISOJ | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

To tell the stories of family farmers in Iowa, Gannett created a 3D environment using a video game engine so that readers could walk around a 100-year-old farm. At certain points in the farm, readers can watch 360-degree videos that elaborate on the journalist’s reporting.

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U.S. Digital Newspaper Audience Reaches 164 Million Readers

Where do consumers get their breaking news? According to an August 2014 study from the Newspaper Association of America conducted by comScore, 80% of U.S. adult internet users accessed digital news content. In terms of unique visitors, the digital newspaper audience came in at 164 million this past August — that’s an 18% year-over-year increase.

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Unworldly – the Decline of Real International News Reporting

The U.S. news machine, confused about its mandate, has faltered. Big stories are often missed. Huge swaths of the world are forgotten or shrouded in myth.

The news both creates these myths and dispels them, in a pretense of providing us with truth.

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Industry Executives Who are Willing to Pay for Digital News

Media publishers may be relying on advertising — not subscriptions — for digital revenue growth, but there’s one group of readers who may help fuel their earnings: business executives.  According to a study, 37% of business executives worldwide paid for digital news.

Finance industry executives were the most likely — 47% of respondents — to pay for digital news.

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How the Mobile Channel Helps Newspapers within the UK

News sites are reaping rewards from the consumer shift toward mobile devices in the UK, with the number of unique visitors to mobile newspaper sites rising 39% year over year to 13.5 million in December 2013.

There was a strong correlation between accessing news sites and using social media on a mobile device — 85% visited both from their mobile browser.

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Print Media in the Digital Era – a $52 Billion Loss of Revenue

In 1991, in response to the question, “How did you get your news yesterday?” 56% of Americans answered, “from the newspaper”. This percentage has dropped to 33% today, while 39% cite the internet as their main source of news.

Print media’s global advertising revenue decreased by 40% between 2007 and 2012, which represents a loss of $52 billion in revenue.


Riptide: What Really Happened to the News Business

Three veterans of digital journalism and media — John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz, and Paul Sagan — interviewed dozens of people who played important roles in the intersection of media and technology — from CEOs to coders, journalists to disruptors.

Riptide is the result: more than 50 hours of video interviews and a narrative essay that traces the evolution of digital news from early experiments to today.

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Why Mobile News Delivery is Disrupting Newspaper Demand

A substantial percentage of smartphone and tablet users consumed news on their devices in Q1 2013. The 35-to-44 age group showed the highest incidence of reading news on their smartphones, at 73% of users.

Given that 12.7% of print news subscribers said they would cancel their subscription in the next year, there’s a good chance that mobile digital access may be supplanting those at-home deliveries.

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Why Today’s U.S. Newspaper Industry is Obsolete

The Washington Post, the newspaper whose reporting helped topple a president and inspired a generation of journalists, is being sold for $250 million to the founder of Amazon.com, Jeffrey P. Bezos, in a deal that has shocked the industry.

As of 2012, the newsroom, which once had more than 1,000 employees, had fewer than 640.

via NYTimes