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  • How Meredith’s Parents magazine innovates with print

    Liz Vaccariello is editor-in-chief of Parents magazine at Meredith Corporation. Here, she explains how taking a practical approach to innovation has helped the brand to evolve, and why a digital mindset can also hold great benefits for a print publication. 

    Published 19 August 2019 Features
  • Password-free logins to benefit both web services and publishers in Germany

    Mobile Connect, a universal password-free online log-in solution is being adopted with immediate effect by Verimi, the first single cross-industry login platform for web-based products and services offered by a host of German companies, including Germany’s largest digital publisher, Axel Springer.

    Published 19 August 2019 Features
  • [FIPP Congress Q&A] Condé Nast VP of product on how AI will really transform the media world

    For a long time lauded as the way to automate large parts of the industry, AI is, according to Lindsay Silver, VP of product at Condé Nast, finally coming of age – and AI 2.0 will have plenty to offer beyond simply taking tasks away from the editors.

    Published 15 August 2019 Features
  • [FIPP Congress Q&A] Driving licenses

    Specialised content has always had great appeal when it comes to licensing and syndication. FIPP World Media Congress speaker Tim Hudson, director of international licensing and syndication at Immediate Media, explains the current market trends – and what’s likely to be the next big play around international licensing.

    Published 12 August 2019 Features
  • Will Facebook save local journalism?

    The first round of recipients of grants to fund community journalism, paid for by Facebook, was announced on 17 July with a second round of grants also announced in the US. While many are happy as grants of up to US$25,000 remain up for grabs, others remain skeptical about the social media giant’s intentions.

    Published 12 August 2019 Features
  • [Video] ProPublica: leveraging the power of investigative journalism to take the fight to fake news

    ProPublica is a US based non-profit newsroom that aims to produce investigative journalism in the public interest. Earlier this year at the Digital Innovators Summit in Berlin (DIS) we caught up with managing editor, Robin Fields, to find out a little bit more about how the organisation operates, and how it is using a transparent approach to create credible, trustworthy journalism.  

    Published 12 August 2019 Features
  • Inside Penske Media's expansion to China: WWD and Variety

    Over the last couple of months, FIPP member Penske Media Corporation has made some great strides in its global expansion plans, launching in China two of its brands: WWD in mid July and Variety on 1 August. Both new editions feature a blend of original content and on-the-ground reporting that caters to Chinese language audience. 

    Published 06 August 2019 Features
  • Taking advantage of opportunities in growth markets

    Opportunities for media companies to start new and profitable initiatives in emerging markets remain greenfield. It is also less likely that the large platforms will have such a disruptive impact as witnessed in saturated markets.

    Published 29 July 2019 Features
  • Innovation: Are you ready to embrace failure?

    As the publishing industry has navigated its way over the past two decades through the biggest period of disruption in its history, many publishers have turned to innovation for continued competitive advantage. But the companies that are seeing the most success are those that have moved away from ‘chasing innovation for the sake of it,’ towards a more measured, strategic approach.

    Published 29 July 2019 Features
  • Africa: a digital coming of age

    Africa’s lack of internet access has been well documented in recent years. However, growing access across the continent, together with a rapid uptake in smartphone use, is spurring publishers to change direction.

    Published 24 July 2019 Features
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