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January 24, 2013
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  • First "three-around" compact paper in U.S. to debut Jan. 28
    The morning of Jan. 28 will mark the debut of the first "three-around" newspaper in the U.S., bringing the potential for full color and a higher ratio of news to advertising while saving substantial paper cost. The Columbus Dispatch of Ohio is adopting the 14.75-by-11-inch compact model on that date, with the Cincinnati Enquirer, which has contracted to be printed on Dispatch presses, following later in the quarter. Poynter.org/Biz Blog (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Revenue 
  • Gawker looks for e-commerce to play larger revenue role
    Product promotion -- with the goal of generating e-commerce revenue -- will be a focus for Gawker Media, which hopes to generate 10% of total revenue from such efforts, according to founder Nick Denton. "Commerce content includes everything from posts about the cheapest deal on something our readers need to introducing them to new things they've never seen. It's a new type of service journalism," Gawker says in a recent job listing. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Innovation 
  • Sentiment analysis gains a foothold in journalism
    Statistical analysis proved its worth by accurately predicting the 2012 election's result -- while also revealing the shortcomings of punditry. Now sentiment analysis is being used to gauge public feelings on a wide variety of issues. Methods include tapping into social media or approaching a community directly with questions that can be answered in a way that can be mechanically read and analyzed. Nieman Journalism Lab (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How marketers can avoid bursting the "data bubble"
    Big Data is a big deal for the online ad business, but marketers need to find ways to link data collection and processing to specific corporate objectives such as revenue and profit, experts say. Failure to do so could lead to a sector-wide collapse, similar to the turmoil of the dot-com bust, says Jonathan Margulies, managing director at the Winterberry Group. MediaPost Communications/Online Media Daily (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Media Industry News 
  • Thomson Reuters news operation included in 3,000 layoffs
    Thomson Reuters laid off as many as 3,0000 people from its 50,000-strong workforce, though the editorial department was hit with fewer cuts than many other departments. Insiders say the belt-tightening comes as the company struggles against stiff competition from Bloomberg, particularly in the lucrative business of providing high-end financial terminals. The New York Observer (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New York Times chooses to drop rather than reshape election app
    The New York Times is shutting down a mobile application that was developed for last year's elections, rather than repurposing it. Even though the Times scored a first, as most of its online traffic on election night came from mobile devices, abandoning the app at this stage "made the most sense in terms of how we were thinking about it as a product," said Times emerging platforms editor Fiona Spruill. Nieman Journalism Lab (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  API News and Events 
  • Want to make money with your mobile products?
    Learn how to sell mobile advertising inventory in local markets and grow e-commerce marketplace revenue channels at Mobilizing Digital Products on Feb. 22 at The Denver Post. Digital First Media’s Allen Klosowski and The Boston Globe’s Jeff Moriarty and Damon Kiesow lead an intensive, hands-on workshop to explore solutions for organizations of all sizes. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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