The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on Sep 26, 2016

E papers continue to fare well on tablets

It's a new study about e paper consumption by those guys at VisioLink in Denmark. The highlights: Readers in their late 50s are the main audience for e papers, and they want local and regional news and prefer e papers that expand on their print editions to offer something extra, as in keeping the finger happy.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 25, 2016

Lebanon: An Nahar turns 84 and celebrates

It’s a landmark moment for any newspaper—or human, for that matter—to celebrate an 84th birthday. For Lebanon’s An Nahar, it is a major milestone. This newspaper has faced the challenges of publishing in a war torn country where freedom of the press has not always been paramount.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 22, 2016

Some stuff to ponder about and to celebrate this weekend

A favorite website, The Correspondent, gains more subscribers; The New York Times returns the managing editor title to its masthead; some favorites win Online Journalism awards.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 21, 2016

The election and the front pages

If you are like me, you are already saturated with the never ending US Presidential election of 2016. It’s like the movie that never ends, or the 750-page novel that you got bored with after 3 chapters (or was that 2?).  It is fascinating to see how the front pages of American newspapers handle Clinton and Trump.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 20, 2016

Rethinking print still at top of publishers’ agenda

Some print editions of newspapers disappear, new printed newspapers are born, redesign projects are still on tap for newspapers around the globe.  Yes, print is still a force to deal with.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 19, 2016

The New European: new newspaper thinks young

The famous Brexit vote, which took the UK out of the European Union, brought the Brits, especially the young ones who opposed it, a new newspaper.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 18, 2016

Bumping into the news and other news consumption habits

There was a time when we came to look for the news at certain times of the day—primarily early morning and early evening.  Today, it’s more likely that the news will come to us as an interruptor while we were pursuing another activity.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 15, 2016

Paris Match goes Snapchat

Leaning forward and leaning back in Paris; Snapchat launched Discover in France Sept. 15 and our client Paris Match is on it! And Le Parisien newspaper now has an Early Access Edition.

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By Mario R. García on Sep 14, 2016

Reverse mentorship and the newsroom: a win win

It’s been one of my theories of the past few years, and one that I apply to myself: reverse the role of the mentor/mentee and establish a learning relationship with someone younger to teach you the ways of the digital world.

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