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Digital Publishing — It’s a Loyalty Thing

Apple News+ was in the headlines last week for all the wrong reasons, despite an impressive showcase that made the platform look fluid, visually stunning and functional, issues have started to surface. Find further details in What’s New in Publishing’s article.

It’s back to the drawing board for the Apple News team, but will those changes be enough to convince people to change their reading habits so fundamentally? Apple is effectively trying to wow users with value by providing access … Keep Reading

The Digital Publishing Gold Rush

I write this post as Exact Editions have added a score of new titles to the platform in the last six months. This acceleration on content acquisition got me thinking about the battle for ‘real estate’ in the digital publishing world. With several established online magazine platforms on the market, it has now become a competition to convince publishers to come aboard. There is a kind of Noah’s Ark situation going on, with magazines scrambling to find a vessel as … Keep Reading

Why Digital Subscriptions work

One of the consequences of the development of cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud is that highly reliable, global, scaleable and affordable computing solutions are available to relatively small outfits. These developments make it very practical to provide new specialised services and solutions to existing players. Frederic Filloux has been one of the steadiest commentators on digital news developments since the launch of the iPhone. In his latest posts he maintains that it continues … Keep Reading

Digital Preservation

This week the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism has produced a thoughtful and wide-ranging report on current practices in preserving local news publishing in the digital age.

A Public Record at Risk: The Dire State of News Archiving in the Digital Age

As the subtitle suggests there is little reliable archiving and preservation in place. Very little thought or investment is being given to the matter and there is often a naive belief that

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Seven reasons for Schools to consider Digital Magazines

Blog Repost!

We are now at a stage in our history where the vast majority of students are digital natives and find their information online. Technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate and education must evolve with it by developing new learning strategies and embracing new resources. Social media and the torrent of unreliable sources threaten to cloud the ability of young people to discern between true and false information.

It is well-known that many magazines provide an excellent … Keep Reading

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