May 25, 2017 •
Business Models, Ethics and Quality, Media and Politics, Media Economics, Short stories •
by Rukhshona Nazhmidinova
Meduza, a Russian news website based in Latvia, is pioneering a new way to advertise. Audiences are challenged to participate in a game in which they manage a hypothetical Russian media company. When players (almost inevitably) fail they...
October 10, 2016 •
Business Models, Digital News, Recent •
by Alessio Cornia
Should news organisations continue to pursue digital advertising and large scale audiences to grow their business, or should they put greater emphasis on developing pay models, even if this may limit their audience reach? Major European...
September 22, 2016 •
Digital News, Latest stories, Media Economics •
by José Moreno
Three major reports published this year highlight three separate trends that could mean the end of advertising as we know it: the increasing popularity of communication platforms, the rise of ad blockers, and the propensity of brands to...
June 13, 2016 •
Business Models, Media Economics, Recent •
by Rrapo Zguri
Albania’s small population, combined with a high number of media outlets, have made the country especially vulnerable to the global economic crisis. The market is too small to survive the upheaval and over the last 12 months a number of...
October 27, 2015 •
Digital News, Ethics and Quality •
by Michael Haller
Let me take you back to 3rd December 2013: Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, testifies before the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Committee. It was to become a tense 78-minute interrogation on his newspaper’s decision to...
October 16, 2015 •
Business Models, Media Economics •
by Caroline Lees
The Guardian newspaper is facing editorial cuts and job losses due to a slowdown in advertising sales – both print and online – according to an internal email written by David Pemsel, Guardian Media Group’s (GMG) new chief...
September 4, 2014 •
Media Economics, Specialist Journalism •
by Miroljub Radojković
Broadcasting in Serbia is about to change. In July 2015 the country will switch to digital television, one of the last European countries to do so and three years behind schedule. The delay was due to a combination of the economic crisis...
June 26, 2014 •
Digital News •
by Raluca Radu
European media managers are dedicating considerable time and energy discussing ways to reduce the dominance of Google and Facebook. In an open letter to Google, Mathias Döpfner, head of Europe’s largest newspaper publisher, said the...
April 1, 2014 •
Media Economics, Research •
by Thomas Schmidt
New developments in the American news industry show promising signs of energy and excitement, according to the “State of the News Media 2014” report by the Pew Research Center. Even though the ground for traditional journalism is still...