Can Axel Springer do the ‘impossible’?

“The soul and spirit of the company Axel Springer is journalism. We serve our readers with independent and critical information and advice as well as good entertainment. Through our media offerings we are making a contribution to the strengthening of freedom and democracy. “

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Telegraph warns of ‘intense competition’ from Facebook and Google

The owner of The Daily Telegraph’s view of the trading environment in its newly published annual accounts was more bearish than a year ago. TMG described how print publishers now have a “less certain” role because of “competition from the proliferation of free digital content and the increasing role of large-scale digital platforms in distributing and aggregating content”, particularly on mobile

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Apple Allows Publishers To Sell Subs Inside News App

In the latest progress-with-caveats, Apple is allowing publishers to sell digital subscriptions from inside the Apple News app, giving them access to a much larger potential subscriber base. But that’s hedged around, as always, by constraints intended to maintain consumer privacy — and Apple’s control over access to them

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UK music streaming sales up 49 per cent

Music streaming revenues in the UK grew by 49 per cent, to £251m, last year according to a new report on the state of the industry — but the country’s live music market contracted by 2 per cent. Measuring Music, published by the industry’s umbrella group UK Music, found that the growth in streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music is “the key to renewed and continued growth for British music and its artists globally”

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Bonnier USA to shutter several travel magazine print editions

The US division of Swedish magazine publisher Bonnier will be shuttering several travel magazine print editions, according to a report from Keith Kelly at the NY Post. The magazines effected are Islands, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, and Caribbean Travel & Life, which was made into a supplement of Islands a while ago. All three will see their last print editions published by the end of the year, a new digital version of Islands is planned for 2017

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How daily newspapers can win after all

Flashes&Flames: Murdoch might cast envious eyes at the 129-year-old, family-owned Hearst Corporation which has built an unrivalled multi-media business, not least by investing widely in long-term partnerships and joint ventures. Last year, Hearst increased its revenue by 6% to almost $11bn in what was the fifth consecutive year of record revenue and profits. Its revenue […]

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