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February 7, 2013
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  • News Corp. posts improved publishing revenues
    Several factors, including the new Sunday edition of The Sun in the U.K., helped improve News Corp.'s publishing revenues in the second quarter of the current fiscal year. The company saw a $16 million income increase to a total of $234 million, a figure augmented by revenue from the acquisition of a Christian-book publisher. Meanwhile, costs associated with News Corp.'s phone hacking scandal fell to $56 million, compared with $87 million a year earlier. Poynter.org/MediaWire blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Washington Post Co. sells Everett, Wash., Herald
    The Daily Herald of Everett, Wash., is changing hands. The Washington Post Co. announced the sale Wednesday to Black Press of Canada, which is Sound Publishing when doing business in Washington state. Sound Publishing is the largest community media organization in the state. HeraldNet (Everett, Wash.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Journalists find a new world of work with branded content
    The line that used to divide news from paid content is beginning to fade, as writers and editors who lost jobs in traditional media find work with brand-sponsored blogs. Some writers say the experience differs little from writing for conventional publications that have to be sensitive about offending advertisers. "Even five years ago, I wouldn’t have done it. But once people realize it’s still journalism, they become more OK with it," said John Hazard, director of community for Contently. The New York Observer (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Are aggregators good for the business of news?
    Online discussion between Digiday Editor-in-Chief Brian Morrissey and Business Insider founder Henry Blodget drives to the heart of the broad discussion over whether aggregators are a boon or bane to generators of original content. It is important to note that aggregation isn't going away, which means journalists need "to be more thoughtful and reach consensus about what approaches are beneficial for creators, aggregators and readers," writes Jeff Sonderman. Poynter.org/Top Stories blog (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Conde Nast adds new office, announces 2 hires
    Conde Nast has added a new position of vice president for special projects and hired a new senior vice president for corporate communications. Patty Newburger, formerly with Tribeca Enterprises, will occupy the new office, while Patricia Röckenwagner, formerly with McGraw-Hill, takes on the communications job. Adweek (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Journalists' attitudes toward computers evolves
    Journalists have evolved from being tech skeptics in recent years. Now some are only reluctantly accepting of new tech, but others are genuinely enthusiastic about new tools, writes Brad Stenger, reacting to the Computation + Journalism Symposium at Georgia Tech, an event whose first iteration occurred in 2008. "Five years ago, people voiced frustration at the hard work of connecting journalism to computing. Now, they appear serious about getting things done, more willing to roll up their sleeves," he writes. Columbia Journalism Review online/The Observatory blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't miss the chance to reshape your digital content business
    Join API and The Poynter Institute Feb. 28-March 1 in Washington, D.C., for Transformative Content Strategies. Led by Clark Gilbert, president/CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media, this workshop details how news media innovators are mapping a path to the future with new tactics for growing and engaging audiences with digital content. A program highlight is the Content Model Dashboard, a tool for decision-makers to score their digital operations and determine the right areas to strengthen. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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