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December 28, 2012
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  • News may be going digital -- but not on the weekends
    Research shows that young news consumers have mostly embraced digital platforms for receiving news, but there may be a distinction between preferences in weekday and weekend reading. Experience at two leading newspapers and research suggests that readers may prefer the more relaxed reading experience of print on the weekends. Thus, newspapers would be well advised on their websites to make it easier for visitors to find their way to weekend print subscription options, writes Lynne Brennen, principal at the U.S.-based New Leaf Media. INMA.org/Satisfying audiences blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2012 was the year native advertising took off
    This is the year that native advertising and content marketing took flight, writes Shane Snow. Brands such as Coca-Cola, Facebook and Red Bull ran creative content-based campaigns that showed ways to move beyond stale social media strategies, and "stood out as models for an industry that's largely on board with content marketing, but still spreading its wings," Snow writes. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Newspaper's gun owner map raises thorny questions
    The Journal-News of Westchester, N.Y., published the addresses of gun permit holders in its local area, along with a map. The move raises the question of whether some forms of public data should be published. The effort made the newspaper a target of widespread criticism in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., slayings. "[W]hen we publish private information we should weigh the public's right to know against the potential harm publishing could cause," writes Al Tompkins. GigaOm (12/27), Poynter.org/Al's Morning Meeting blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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