News 2018

How theSkimm builds an engaged audience that stays loyal to its products 14.08.2018

For Dheerja Kaur, Head of Product and Design at theSkimm, the keyword is relatability, the degree to which the target audience can relate to a publication's content and editorial tone. The more closely users identify with the product, she says, the more likely they are to integrate the publication into their daily lives – enabling the publisher to monetize it.

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DCX Start-up Park: Reinventing Publishing and Content Management 06.08.2018

A strong affinity to future technologies, a radical customer focus and the readiness for constant change – media companies and content professionals can learn a lot from start-ups. At the DCX Digital Content Expo‘s Start-up Park in Berlin from 9 to 11 October, you will have the opportunity to try out new tools and gain inspiration for your own innovation activities.

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Improve storytelling – for a more accurate, well-crafted journalism 06.08.2018

The news industry is facing remarkable opportunities and equally remarkable challenges. We have the largest audiences in our history. The ability to tell compelling stories with images, video, data and remarkable graphics is a marvel. Our journalism is more compelling and more in demand than ever.

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Google promotes ad-journal project: Digital assistant for sublocal reporters 31.07.2018

The joint project of Westdeutscher Verlags- und Werbegesellschaft (WVW), Gogol Publishing and textOmatic, was selected for funding as part of the Google Digital News Innovation Fund (DNI). Users without previous journalistic knowledge are supported by automated text production when creating sublocal content. The newly created content is used as a basis for new sources of revenue.

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Speaker preview: Be sure to make a note of these top lectures! 26.07.2018

With immediate effect the accompanying programme of the IFRA and DCX is online where it will be continually updated. In the next weeks numerous leaders in the publishing industry and content (marketing) community will be added as speakers. We wish to take this opportunity today to give you a foretaste of this year's highlights.

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Tapping into trends in the publishing industry 09.07.2018

A number of the most dominant trends publishers have been grappling with are also presenting the greatest opportunities to profit from disruption, says James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP. In his talk at IFRA World Publishing Expo he will focus on how publishers can use and roll-out these trends within their products and services.

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Newsadoo reinvents the daily newspaper and launches “Spotify for News” 18.06.2018

David Böhm was no longer willing to stand idly by while Google and Facebook increasingly share out the market for advertising revenues among themselves. For this reason, together with other like-minded parties, he has now established a new platform along the lines of Spotify: Newsadoo. The new service bundles various newspapers and news providers and analyses the readers' preferences with the aid of Artificial Intelligence.

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Exclusive guided tour: See the cutting-edge in newspaper printing technology 14.06.2018

Do you want to know how today's most modern printing plants work? With the “Media Executive Pass” you have exclusive access to a guided tour through the production facilities of the “Märkische Verlags- und Druck-Gesellschaft” in Potsdam.

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Axel Springer Tour: A look behind the scenes 11.06.2018

With the Media Executive Pass for the IFRA and DCX exhibitions you can participate in an exclusive tour: to the Axel Springer printing plant and the newsroom of “Die Welt” group with its strong digital focus. This will give you an insight into one of Europe's largest publishing houses.

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World Printers Forum to present “Print Innovation Awards” 23.05.2018

The World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN-IFRA, announced a new contest: the Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo.

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World first: DCX cooperates with World Magazine Federation FIPP 18.05.2018

The newspaper and magazine business is increasingly coming together. Confirmation of this trend is a new cooperation between the World Magazine Association FIPP and our event DCX Digital Content Expo. An additional clear indication is the planned participation of FIPP in the conference programme of the exhibitions.

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Stampen Media: From zero to a data-driven organisation 27.04.2018

Paid content models and valuable local news are currently very popular among publishers. An outstanding example is Stampen Media AB. In 2017, the Swedish media company launched a new data-driven initiative based on the lean start-up method, with the help of our exhibitor MWM Group. The result is impressive: In just four months after launching their main title, there were 30,000 digital subscribers in total. We reveal how Stampen Media AB proceeded and what other content producers could learn from it about their readers.

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Attention as currency: How German freesheets score in social media 25.04.2018

Which topics most interest the users in social networks? Gogol Publishing investigated the most interactive articles in German weekly newspapers and measured so-called social signals resulting from likes, shares, comments and mentions on platforms such as Facebook, etc. An analysis with six Best-Practice examples.

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Berlin Calling – with even more exhibitors and programme highlights 23.04.2018

Media companies operating at local level today are no longer offering only news, but extending their radius of action. The Nordkurier media group, together with the “Lokalfuchs” local traders initiative, has shown a pioneering spirit: The accompanying app, launched in early 2017, is used already by 225 retail traders in Neubrandenburg.

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“If the traders do well, we do well too” 20.03.2018

Media companies operating at local level today are no longer offering only news, but extending their radius of action. The Nordkurier media group, together with the “Lokalfuchs” local traders initiative, has shown a pioneering spirit: The accompanying app, launched in early 2017, is used already by 225 retail traders in Neubrandenburg.

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Publisher ad cooperatives: Behind the scenes of Pangaea Alliance 09.03.2018

More and more publishers around the world are partnering to create broader, fuller cross-publication advertising opportunities. WAN-IFRA is currently working on a report about how these alliances have come together, how they work and what levels of success they are having.

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News 2017

FINAL REPORT 2017: FACTS & FIGURES 09.11.2017

“It continues to be an important fair for me, where I can talk to the most varied systems manufacturers within the shortest period of time.”
Gert Nielsen, Administrative Director of the Danish newspaper producer Erritsø Tryk A/S
From 10 – 12 October 2017 the IFRA World Publishing Expo & DCX Digital Content Expo 2017 - the meeting of the global publishing community - was successfully held at Messe Berlin. Take a look at the final report 2017 to get all the important facts and figures on the event.

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Jeff Jarvis on fake news: Fact-checking is good, but it's also like bringing a wet rag to a war 17.10.2017

The issue of fake news might seem straightforward to some, but clearly not to Jeff Jarvis. "It’s a mistake to talk about fake news like a commodity we can control and just turn on and off. We have here an issue of human behaviour. We have to understand that fundamentally."

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Publishers share fact-checking tools and initiatives to restore trust in media 12.10.2017

Media executives shared tools and initiatives focused on verification and fact-checking at the IFRA World Publishing Expo and Digital Content Expo (DCX) in Berlin, highlighting the efforts as an opportunity to restore trust in media.

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NYT's Golden: 'Everything we do in one way or another is to increase engagement' 11.10.2017

“We are in this for the long term ... Our horizon is the next 100 years,” said Michael Golden of The New York Times, during the Opening Session of IFRA Publishing Expo and DCX on Tuesday in Berlin.

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Döpfner at peace with platforms? Not just yet, but there's optimism in the air 10.10.2017

Mathias Döpfner, Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer in Germany, has been an outspoken critic of the likes of Google, but he struck an optimistic note about recent developments and other topics raised during a wide-ranging Q&A with Jeff Jarvis at the opening session of WAN-IFRA’s revamped Expo today.

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Morning Post: How to boost the news business 12.10.2017

Video production and distribution, personalisation of news and new revenue pillars for digital and print were focused on the second exhibition day of the IFRA and DCX. With this setting we were under the top 50 trending Twitter topics in Germany. And still one day to come…

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Morning Post: Publishing reloaded - What’s new in the Media? 11.10.2017

How can we make publishing successful? Do Print Publications have a future? And what can we learn from Best Practices in Digital Media? The opening day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo and the DCX Digital Content Expo revealed interesting insights in the World of Publishing.

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Five pointers for news publishers: How you do, what platforms can’t! 06.10.2017

Five pointers

How can online news outlets thrive given commercial pressures, the explosion of fake news, the power of the digital duopoly and numerous other challenges. Steve Dempsey from Independent News & Media offers five pointers.

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WAN-IFRA launches global campaign to underline the vitality of the news industry 06.10.2017

Make Publishing Successful

On the occasion of the IFRA and DCX, leading news brands around the world join WAN-IFRA and the expo organiser for the launch the global campaign "Make Publishing Successful”. Partners involved in the campaign believe that democracy thrives when people are informed by a innovative and independent news media ecosystem.

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“Writing news as if coming from an intelligent friend” 04.10.2017

Quartz is a news platform for business people that are excited by change in life and work. Its creative journalism is primarily built for mobile. We talked with Editor Jason Karaian about Quartz’s newest approaches that range from experiments with chatbots to publishing a book.

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How to future-proof your media organization 04.10.2017

While media corporations are struggling to develop new business models and organizational structures, Germany’s WeltN24 has found their own strong formula for the future. Get inspired here.

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“The fear of robot journalism is unfounded” 04.10.2017

“To date, news feeds work in accordance with the scattergun approach. In future, information will be tailored just-in-time to the reader's individual information demand”, believes Hermann Bense, software architect, founder of textOmatic and speaker at the Digital Content Expo.

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Printing plate technology is developing at a rapid pace 02.10.2017

The production of newspaper plates, their processing, sorting and performance in the press are important parameters of newspaper production. If print runs become shorter and plate changes more frequent, reliability, fast and reliable production at a consistently high level of quality are of increasing importance.

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Jeff Jarvis, Richard Gutjahr and Vasily Gatov on dealing with fake news 02.10.2017

In Berlin, some two weeks after the general election in Germany, from which the right-wing populist party “Alternative für Deutschland” emerged as the country's third most powerful political force, media makers from all over the world will tackle the problem of mistrust of the media. This concerns not just the politically explosive impact of manipulated news in social media, but also the future of the news industry.

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“Robot journalism” – how to miss opportunities 02.10.2017

Increasingly large volumes of data are being created now that software can “unpick” much faster and more effectively than humans. Computers are running all the time and don't need breaks like humans. A huge amount of content will be automated in the future, at least content of a certain type and in certain sectors.

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New WAN-IFRA Report: “Reality-Check – making money with Facebook” 22.09.2017

The New York Times is making money with Facebook. How do they do this? And which relationship strategies do other news publishers pursue? A new WAN-IFRA report shows the experience of 150 publishers and includes some key case studies.

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The thrill is rising: The World Digital Media Awards go to…? 22.09.2017

The Hindu, The Quint and The Daily Star were among the winners of WAN-IFRA's South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017. Like the winners of the Digital Media Awards Middle East and Europe, they are candidates for the worldwide award ceremony at the DCX.

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Paid content 2.0 affects more than just editorial strategy 20.09.2017

It cannot be an easy time for editors to navigate the myriad of challenges facing their newsrooms today. What is my editorial strategy for distributed content? How do we ramp up video? Are we mobile-first yet? How do we cleverly leverage and utilise the right data? And increasingly, paid content strategies are forcing newsrooms to rethink their entire editorial strategy.

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What measures publishers are taking to methodically incorporate innovation 20.09.2017

Innovation has been the buzzword d'jour for quite some time in our industry. But what steps are publishers taking to make innovation an everyday reality for their entire news organisations?

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“Yesterday was about technologies, tomorrow about experiences” 13.09.2017

Good news for the news industry: With nearly 20 tech innovators the Start-up Park at the DCX is fully booked. We talked to Aude Pilleron, “Happy Ambassador” at Pandasuite, one of the first movers of the DCX Start-up Park, about future technologies for news publishing.

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Expect Expo to exhibit an array of opportunity 12.09.2017

Visitors to IFRA World Publishing Expo and DCX Digital Content Expo in Berlin will be looking for a wide variety of different solutions and products for their publishing houses, and those potential investments will undoubtedly be shaped by today's leading trends.

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Artificial Intelligence conquers the news and content market 06.09.2017

Several providers at the DCX will present AI solutions: This is a core indicator that Artificial Intelligence is about to conquer the domain of generating, personalising and filtering content. Star newcomers such as Element AI will join us in Berlin.

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Make Publishing Successful 05.09.2017

Information flow in social media, fake news, hate comments – never were professional media more important than today. But for well-researched, multimedia news, newspapers and news publishers need first and foremost: economic success.

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“Once you have traffic, revenue will follow” 31.08.2017

“As time is becoming our only limited resource, video is the medium of the day”, says Michael Jaschke, CEO of glomex, a global and open marketplace for premium video content. We challenged his opinion in the following interview with our keynote at the IFRA / DCX.

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Paid digital content is in the cards at The Hindu 25.08.2017

In the Indian newspaper market, which is dominated by an advertising-led approach, The Hindu is transforming its 138-year old organization by means of a reader-centric, print-led, technology-enabled model. Leading the upstream swim at one of the country's most respected media organizations is Rajiv C. Lochan, Managing Director and CEO of Kasturi & Sons Ltd.

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Managing reader comments: 'Algorithms decide more objectively' 24.08.2017

Comments on articles are a valuable feedback tool and reader retention instrument for newspapers. However, these are accompanied by challenges such as inflammatory comments and hate speech. "Managing reader comments is a difficult task for publishers," says Dr. Nicolai Erbs, a researcher for computer science from the Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt in Germany.

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“We need to collect less data, but the right data” 22.08.2017

With digitisation in news media, publishers have a huge pool of data right at hand. But which data really serve to drive the business? How can we make a distinction? An interview with data management experts from NRC Media in Amsterdam.

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Every brand needs to find its own model 21.08.2017

We measure success in terms of relevance, reach and results," says Donata Hopfen, Publishing Director and Head of Management Board of BILD Group (Axel Springer). In this interview, she discusses among other things how BILD characterises their collaboration with Facebook.

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Why advertising spend on newspapers is below effective weight 15.08.2017

Recently Sir Martin Sorrell pointed out the flaws of the digital media ecosystem. Ulbe Jelluma, Managing Director of PrintPower Europe, takes up the story and identifies sources of potential competitive advantages for newspapers.

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These companies are committed to diversification and individualisation in advertising 15.08.2017

Newspaper publishers, battered by the effects of disruption, are looking for new business models to help them stand up to digitisation. Diversification offers one possibility. This is evident also in the advertising sector, as the following three product innovations of our exhibiters show.

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World in Motion @Quartz: sponsored-content on a higher level 14.08.2017

In 2015, Quartz launched General Electric's World in Motion. For this sponsored-content project the Atlantic Media's business news site received the World Digital Media Award in the category “Best digital Advertising Campaign”.

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Support digital as a matter of life and death 02.08.2017

This is a fascinating and difficult time for the news industry. In times of rapid changes, people rely on information they can trust and that helps them understand what's happening in the world. Despite considerable pessimism about the future of journalism, we have the opportunity to create our future.

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How media companies can get their swagger back 02.08.2017

For Mike Blinder, President of the Florida-based Blinder Group and one of our conference speakers, "sales reps have to go into the solutions-based sales process to learn the needs of the advertiser and then use all their media like arrows in their quiver."

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Six Start-ups for the Hotspot Berlin 19.07.2017

The Start-ups that join the DCX Digital Content Expo in Berlin in October offer forward-looking solutions. We have looked at some of the young companies in more detail: We present six of these entrepreneurs and their products to you in brief here.

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A look behind the scenes: How are newspapers produced today 17.07.2017

With the Media Executive Pass for the IFRA and DCX exhibitions you can participate in an exclusive tour: to the Axel Springer printing plant and the newsroom of “Die Welt” group with its strong digital focus. This will give you an insight into one of Europe's largest publishing houses.

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Start-up Park: Bringing innovative technologies to the market 17.07.2017

Partnering with Future Media Lab and the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) we are launching a Start-up Park: an exclusive business platform that will allow tech entrepreneurs to meet and engage with a global network of media executives.

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LMA's Nancy Lane on how US media companies are transforming 17.07.2017

As president of the US-based Local Media Association, Nancy Lane has a pretty good pulse on how small and medium-sized publishers are navigating their transformation journeys. "Publishers are placing their bets in a lot of different areas," says Lane, who will share some of her insights at the DCX in October.

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Attracting young audiences: How "Muy Liebre" suceeds 27.06.2017

Entertaining videos, GIFs and illustrations on various social media platforms – to reach millennials, in 2016 the Argentinean "La Nación" launched "Muy Liebre" and received the World Digital Media Award in the category "Best New Product".

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Our Session “The Power of Print”: Will 2017 be the tipping point for print media? 18.05.2017

Despite having been written-off countless times in the past, the printed newspaper stubbornly refuses to die. It is astounding to witness the tenacity with which the more than 400-years-old news medium asserts itself in the digital era.

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The Facebook Challenge: How to distribute content? 18.05.2017

After outsized initial excitement and bold claims about Facebook Instant Articles, Google AMP and other social platforms, the time has come to see what is really happening. DCX – Digital Content Expo – assesses the impact and emerging trends of distributed content.

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Trends in Newsrooms 2: Snapping up young audiences 18.05.2017

News organisations covet creating a meaningful connection with millennials and Gen Zers, with many investing heavily in new storytelling formats and social networks to engage with them. One way to reach this younger demographic that's becoming increasingly popular is to create content specifically for Snapchat.

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With a continuous blog to SEO success – how does that work? 27.06.2017

Google the word “Eisbären” (polar bears) and you will get not only videos, articles and photo galleries of cute polar bear babies, but also headlines concerning the ice hockey team of the same name in Berlin. The Tagesspiegel sports live blog frequently appears among the top listings.

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