Journalism in 2017

According to the NiemanLab, each year they ask some of the “smartest people” in journalism and digital media what they think (through December 19) is coming in the next 12 months (2017). Starting off with Ray Soto, design director of emerging technologies at USA Today Network, speaking to VR moving from experiments to immersion, he says “If your production teams haven’t already heard of these terms, get to know them: ambisonics, stereoscopic rendering, and photogrammetry will be standard by the end of the year.”

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Axel Springer to launch football daily newspaper

Publisher Axel Springer (SPRGn.DE) plans to launch Germany’s first daily sports newspaper next month, focusing on soccer as it seeks to offset a decline in sales at its established print business Fussball Bild will be the Germany’s first sports daily. Spain has a soccer-focused daily called Marca, which is published by Unidad Editorial and is the […]

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Newspapers Have Made This Bed — Shouldn’t They Sleep In It?

In the decade running up to 2015 the UK’s local and national newspapers (excluding the Financial Times) saw revenue roughly halve to just over five billion pounds. There you have it. Newspapers are making half the money they used, and the only area in which revenues are significantly growing is digital — and there are a whole heap of issues for them there

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Raconteur magazine closes nine months after launch due to ‘lack of advertising revenue’

Raconteur, the free current affairs magazine, is closing nine months after launching due to a lack of advertising revenue. The last issue of the quarterly magazine, published by content agency Raconteur Media, will come out on Friday. Press Gazette was told that the magazine’s editor, Peter Guest, has been suspended after emailing staff about the closure.

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Brexit Will Weaken UK Ad Spend, Zenith Says

Brexit will further weaken a slowdown in UK adspend in the coming years, Zenith has forecasted, with advertising growth set to halve to 5% this year. The Publicis Groupe media agency’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts says UK adspend will be down on 2015’s 9.2%. Last year Zenith had predicted UK growth of 9.7%.

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The far-from-secret shame of diverse DMGT

DMGT has little in common with supposed peers Johnston Press and Trinity Mirror. A forward earnings ratio of 14.2 times suggests the future is rosy. The market predicts deep trouble ahead for the other two, with ratings of 0.7 and 2.2 times, according to S&P Global. If DMGT were shorn of its legacy media interests, it would be rated more like Relx at 18.7 times

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Flashes&Flames: Here is the answer newspapers are not looking for

Display and classified revenues once swelled the profits of daily newspapers but also wrecked the relationship with their readers who became mere statistics with which to sell advertising. Readers (sometimes attracted as much by classified jobs ads as by journalism) became less important than advertisers who provided up to two-thirds of revenues and often 100% of profits

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Still in vogue: luxury magazines defy print market gloom

With 100-year-old Vogue and design and lifestyle bible Wallpaper producing their biggest-ever issues – and “handbag” size pioneer Glamour seeking to bulk up to a bigger, glossier edition – the luxury magazines appear to be defying the advertiser and reader exodus rapidly eroding the rest of the magazine market

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