What can traditional publishers learn from pure play digital and social media companies? Plenty. Brands such as Vox Media, Reddit and LinkedIn are building digital business models that combine content, community and technology in new ways. As these models take hold, they should should inspire traditional publishers that are willing to embrace and experiment with new ways of doing business.
Several announcements and other news coming out of this week’s South by Southwest geekfest are relevant to media. Here’s a recap of 9 happenings that have implications for digital publishing. Full Story
As media companies experiment with curation models, they would do well to keep on eye on non-traditional publishers that are using content curation to edge into their space. Here are three that are pushing innovative approaches to curation and community-building. Full Story
With all the activity around Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr and a host of other social media sites, it became increasingly difficult in 2011 for publishers to keep up – or know where to fit in. One thing’s for sure: Publishers can’t just post links anymore; they need to engage with their audience. Full Story
The top social media platforms have all recently rolled out initiatives to help and encourage journalists to use their services. But just how helpful are these new tools for journalists and media companies?
Event organizers have a unique opportunity to take the social media experience to an extra, real-world level. Where's the most fertile ground for linking social media activity to a live event? Full Story
There are no magic beans to help trade publishers regain their footing. But with new opportunities to diversify revenue streams, publishers appear to be regaining their optimism and, more importantly, their confidence. Full Story
Twitter, just five years old, posts more than 140 million tweets per day. This week professional networking social media site LinkedIn passed the 100 million member milestone. Check out these and other interesting new numbers from the social media landscape. Full Story