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December 18, 2012
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  • Many U.S. publishers foresee mobile profits on the horizon
    Ninety percent of U.S. newspaper and magazine publishers have mobile-specific content, but fewer than a quarter have seen their efforts pay off in increased profits, a survey indicates. The poll of 210 publishers by The Alliance for Audited Media found that publishers are nevertheless optimistic about their mobile prospects, with more than half reporting they expect to see returns on their investments within two years. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Washington Post seeks elite audience with NewsCred
    The Washington Post has signed a deal with NewsCred, which supplies news content to brands and publishers. The deal is not just a new source of revenue for the paper, but also a means of increasing reach and influence, the paper says. "We are always looking for new ways to reach potential readers. By working with NewsCred, we are able to distribute our content in a trusted format and share our quality journalism with digital publishers and brands around the world," a Post representative said. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Google setting up 8 data journalism fellowships
    Google will be seeking eight journalism students for fellowships in June to explore data-driven reporting. The program will take students to the Knight Foundation and then to Google headquarters. "As a company dedicated to making the world's information easily accessible, Google recognizes that behind many blue links is a journalist and that quality journalism is a key ingredient of a vibrant and functioning society," the company said. Bloomberg/Tech Deals blog (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boston Globe teams with TV station for wide content sharing
    A cross-platform partnership has been formed between The Boston Globe and CBS affiliate WBZ-TV. The plan is to share breaking news content and video across television, print and the Web. "The relationship with WBZ-TV is one more way for the Globe to extend its reach in greater Boston, with a news organization that values quality journalism," said Caleb Solomon, the Globe's managing editor. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says it will run fewer editorials
    Extending an earlier decision to no longer endorse political candidates, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is cutting back on editorials, instead focusing on providing a wider variety of other views. However, the Journal will continue to run editorials on Sundays and provide commentary online. (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Correction
    An item in Monday's issue of Business of News SmartBrief misstated when Russ Stanton left the Los Angeles Times and Davan Maharaj took over as editor; both changes took place in 2011. Stanton is currently vice president of content at Southern California Public Radio's KPCC. SmartBrief regrets the error. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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