Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New York Times Reports A Loss of 543.4 Mio. USD For 2006

Looking for a philanthroph to take the NYT beyond that magic 2014 / 2015

2005: plus 253.5 Mio. USD

2006: minus 543.4 Mio. USD

2007: ???

Must have: deep pockets ...
Must like: the smell of printed newspaper
Doesn't mind: about black inked fingers

Earlier entry:
Media Drama Epic 2015 revised

Epic 2014 Original

via btob-online

Online Advertising Expected To Get 20 Percent Of All Advertising in 2007

According to Outsell, Inc. report:

Total Online Advertising is expected to account for about 20 % of all advertising (US) Dollar spend in 2007. Print is expected to get still the larges share (but less than 2006) with 40 percent. This figures based on an Outsell Report surveying 1010 advertisiers and an overall ad growth of 5.5 percent and online ad growth of 17.9 percent (that includes 39 percent growth in search engine marketing).

But, there is also a bad message at least for publishers in this report, 58 percent of online ad spending is planned to go to marketers' own website.

How to get some of this money back to the publisher?

Marketers believe, this is the result of the (31 pages) survey, that they can produce better results in terms of branding and lead generation on their own website:

e.g. lead generation
75 percent said that their own site were effective or extremely effective in lead generation
56 percent said this about eMail campaigns
48 percent said this about search engines

e.g. branding
81 percent said that their own site were effective or extremely effective in branding
64 percent said this about eMail campaigns
51 percent said this about search engines

But how to you get potential buyers to marketer website? Print to Web? - an area publisher could try to 'work' a bit harder

via Media Post Just An Online Minute (30-Jan-2007)

At Outsell
HotTopics: Annual Ad Spending Study 2007
- What Publishers Need To Know About Advertisers

Earlier entry:
Marken-Websites überholen die Media-Online-Websites in denen sie (noch) werben

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Stichwort: Shorenstein fellowship at Harvard

"The Shorenstein Center offers a one-semester Fellowship here at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Fellows comprise journalists - domestic or international, - scholars, or policymakers who are active in the fields in which press, politics and public policy are highly relevant, including polling, public opinion, elections and the like. Four to six fellowships are awarded each semester.

The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for accomplished individuals to share their knowledge and expertise in a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment. Fellowships are meant to result in a paper, article or book on a topic examining and analyzing the influence of the press on politics and public policy in the domestic or international arena. Fellows participate in the Center's seminars and organized programs, attend public lectures, and explore other cultural and intellectual activities at the University."

Nachtrag 31-Jan-2007:

Und diese sind die Spring 2007 Fellows und Visiting Faculty

Michael Maier's Forschungsprojekt ist:

"Maier’s research at the Shorenstein Center will examine the changes in the media industry and in politics due to blogs, user-generated content, social media and Internet newspapers."

Nachtrag:
Michael Maier's discussion paper, which he wrote during his time at the Shorenstein Center (Spring 2007) has been posted online on Nov 15, 2007: Journalism without Journalists: Vision or Caricature? (PDF)

Disclaimer:
Michael Maier und ich sind waren bis Ende April 07 Partner in der kürzlich gegründeten Social Media GmbH und arbeitenten an dem Aufbau einer Social Media Plattform.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Great B2B Publishing Opportunities Online in China

ABM is quite active for its member and this days specially in China - no wonder so close to the 36th FIPP World Magazine Congress May 13 - 15, 2007 in Beijing.

We do not know what the Deutsche Fachpresse or PPA UK are doing right now in this direction, but ... there are - as I mentioned on the podium at the Zeitschriftentage 2006 in Berlin - great opportunities in B2B Online.

My partner and friend Paul Woodward (BSG Asia) is stressing this point in his comment:

"Don't forget the online component of all this. In many segments of publishing, magazines have not reached real critical mass in terms of business development. With 137 million Internet users, 50 million of them with broadband, there are real opportunities for B2B media companies to pursue aggressive on-line only strategies linked to strong face-to-face events of which (unlike magazines) they can have 100% control. I know the ABM Leadership group was very impressed with the numbers that Global Sources' Merle Hinrichs shared with them on the percentage of business that group is doing online and the incredibly fast growth of its face-to-face activities."

P.S. Until January 31, FIPP offers an attractive early bird discount, so hurry up!

Publikumszeitschriften 2007 - Verregneter Auftakt bei den Anzeigen

das PZ-Online-Team meldet "für die Zeitschriften begann das Werbejahr 2007 sehr zurückhaltend. Im Vergleich zum Vorjahr bilanzierten die Publikumszeitschriften im Januar 2007 bei den Anzeigenseiten ein Minus von 4,5 Prozent ..."

ob es sich nur um einen Spätstart handelt, werden die nächsten Monate zeigen.

Die Bilanz für Januar (in einem ExcelChart)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Citizen Journalism: Orato With the 'I'

Featuring 'First Person'- Citizen Journalism - stories from real people in 82 countries around the world - out of Canada:



About:
"Orato comes from the Latin and it means "I speak." That is exactly what you will find in our pioneer news Web site: people. We are a citizen journalism news Web site based in Vancouver, Canada that aims put a human face on the news by showcasing vivid, first-person stories from individuals involved in current events. Whether it is politics, sports, entertainment, science, love or war, we aim to capture news in its rawest form and be a celebration of every person's right to be heard in their own words ..."

via JD Lasica

Convert Your Blog To PDF

Turn a blog into a PDF document and easy eBook with the SamuraiCode. It works on PC's (and best with Blogger - that is why ...)

A new version is out, with a bunch of new features:

- multiple page entries
- multiple images
- Will default to RSS feed if it can't find a template (in other words, it works with almost any blog)
- Formatting clean up

Blog2PDF-Installer.exe

via JD Lasica

Nachtrag:
Und hier noch ein Typ zum nachträglichem Aufpeppen Ihres Blog-PDFs

PDF: nachträgliches Bearbeiten
von Sven Lennartz auf Dr. Web Weblog

Der dgPDFCombiner kann noch mehr: Vorhandene PDFs können durch neue Seiten erweitert werden und verschiedene Dokumente sogar zu einem einzigen zusammengefasst werden. Detlef Groth stellt seine Software vor.
(Nicht verwirren lassen! Einfach *.exe herunterladen.)

Das geht natürlich auch mit dem Acrobat Plugin 'Enfocus PitStop Professional 7.03'
- PDF-Preflight, PDF-Editierung und automatische Korrektur von PDF-Dateien vereint, für den gefüllten Geldbeutel

US Big Business Adopted Social Media

From Digital Media News

"A University of Massachusetts Dartmouth survey found that the fastest growing Inc. 500 companies adopt blogging, podcasting and other social media as business tools and a majority of companies consider social media to play significant strategic role.

Two out of three cite social media as playing a 'very important' or 'somewhat important' role in their business and marketing strategies ..."

26 percent cite social media's role in their business and marketing strategies as 'very important', and
40 percent as 'somewhat important'
42 percent of respondents claim to be 'very familiar' with social networking
38 percent are 'very familiar' with message and bulletin boards
36 percent are 'very familiar' with blogging
33 persent use message/bulletin boards
31 percent are 'very familiar' with online video
30 percent are 'very familiar' with podcasting and
27 percent use social networking
16 percent are 'very familiar' with wikis


via JD Lasica

Are Social Media Engines - The Next Big Thing

Michael Arrington showed on Crunchnotes where his traffic comes from in December 2006

1. google[organic] 391,034
2. (direct)[(none)] 326,796
3. digg.com[referral] 192,774
4. google.com[referral] 78,960
5. news.bbc.co.uk[referral] 46,621
6. netvibes.com[referral] 32,444
7. techmeme.com[referral] 25,561
8. stumbleupon.com[referral] 22,294
9. reddit.com[referral] 22,035

10. my.yahoo.com[referral] 19,643
11. techcrunch.com[referral] 18,869

and Danny Silivan wrote base on this data
Beyond Google: Social Media Engines First, Other Search Engines Second
or the 'kissing cousin's of search

Digg

StumbleUpon

Reddit

Techmeme

Netscape

are the traffic power house that are rapidly becoming the equivalent of major search engines - and publishers or search marketers need to think of harnessing them even before traditional players like Yahoo or MSN.

more

o.k. other sites, with different orientation and traffic might have a quite different order of referers ...

via JD Lasica

Search engine land has a short description about the DNRS's

Social Media Adopted By Big Business

From Digital Media News

"A University of Massachusetts Dartmouth survey found that the fastest growing Inc. 500 companies adopt blogging, podcasting and other social media as business tools and a majority of companies consider social media to play significant strategic role.

Two out of three cite social media as playing a 'very important' or 'somewhat important' role in their business and marketing strategies ..."

26 percent cite social media's role in their business and marketing strategies as 'very important', and
40 percent as 'somewhat important'
42 percent of respondents claim to be 'very familiar' with social networking
38 percent are 'very familiar' with message and bulletin boards
36 percent are 'very familiar' with blogging
33 percent use message/bulletin boards
31 percent are 'very familiar' with online video
30 percent are 'very familiar' with podcasting and
27 percent use social networking
16 percent are 'very familiar' with wikis


via JD Lasica

'Social Media Engines' - the Next Big Thing

Michael Arrington showed on Crunchnotes where his traffic comes from in December 2006

1. google[organic] 391,034
2. (direct)[(none)] 326,796
3. digg.com[referral] 192,774
4. google.com[referral] 78,960
5. news.bbc.co.uk[referral] 46,621
6. netvibes.com[referral] 32,444
7. techmeme.com[referral] 25,561
8. stumbleupon.com[referral] 22,294
9. reddit.com[referral] 22,035

10. my.yahoo.com[referral] 19,643
11. techcrunch.com[referral] 18,869

and Danny Silivan wrote base on this data
Beyond Google: Social Media Engines First, Other Search Engines Second
or the 'kissing cousin's of search

Digg

StumbleUpon

Reddit

Techmeme

Netscape

are the traffic power house that are rapidly becoming the equivalent of major search engines - and publishers or search marketers need to think of harnessing them even before traditional players like Yahoo or MSN.

more

o.k. other sites, with different orientation and traffic might have a quite different order of referers ...

via JD Lasica

Search engine land has a short description about the DNRS's

A New Citizen Journalism Site in India: Citizenxpress



Quote from About:
"We are group of young Indian Research Journalists of dreamed “knowledge based society”. We have come together to make possible 'Information For All and By All'.

The community new portal www.citizenxpress.com is research work of ABC Media Research and Development Center, the research wing of ABC News Network Private limited .This portal is fully dedicated to the cause of citizen involved journalism ... "

via JD Lasica

Friday, January 26, 2007

James O'Shea wants the LATimes To Be Web-Smart

On Wednesday (24-Jan-207) James O'Shea unveiled a major initiative "designed to expand the audience and revenue generated by the newspaper's website, saying the newspaper is in 'a fight to recoup threatened revenue that finances our news gathering'." He urged the The Times roughly 940 journalists to throw of a bunker mentality and view the latimes.com the primary channel for delivering news.

They LATimes received their wake-up call last autumn 2006, where the so called 'Spring Street committee found out (in a 7-page report) the LATimes "as a news organization, we are not web-savvy. If anything, we are web-stupid."

Some findings from this report:
- Understaffing. Latimes.com employs about 18 "talented and dedicated" editorial employees, only a fraction of the 200 employees at the Washington Post's website and the 50 employed by the New York Times' site.

- Creaky technology that has made it impossible for latimes.com to host live chats between readers and journalists and to let readers customize stock tables or weather reports.

- Failure to integrate the newspaper's large news staff into operations at the web, contributing to delays in posting breaking news.

- Latimes.com is rarely first to post news on the Internet

If your online operation is understaffed, you are rarely first putting news on the Net, use creaky technology, have not managed integration, ....

read this article by James Rainey
Editor James O'Shea unveils Web initiative at Times

and / or act swiftly to get out of the web-stupid corner.

Earlier post:
US Newspapers Show Further Declines in Latest ABC Circulation Report
"Los Angeles Times declined 8% daily to 775,766 and 6 % Sunday to 1,172,005"

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nieman at Harvard: Goodbye Gutenberg - Winter 2006/2007 Report

Die Winter 2006 / 2007 Ausgabe (Volume 60, 4 Band) des Nieman Reports (Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard) ist erschienen, wie immer mit interessanten und lesenswerten Beiträgen zu Newsjournalismus, Journalismus, Community Building, usw.



mit mehr als 40 Beiträge unter den Rubriken

- Sensing the Change
- Pushing Forward
- Building Community
- Finding Our Footing
- Expanding Our Reach
- Converging on the Web
- Exploring New Connections
- Taking Words

Melissa Ludtke schreibt im Vorwort:
"Journalism is on a fast-paced, transformative journey, its destination still unknown. That the Web and other media technologies are affecting mightily the practice of journalism is beyond dispute. Less clear is any shared vision of what the future holds. Newsrooms are being hollowed out, and editors who resist such cutbacks are losing their jobs. Digital video cameras and tape recorders replace reporters' notebooks as newspapers—and other news organizations—train staff in multimedia storytelling. In this issue, words about journalists' experiences in the digital era transport our vision forward, while our eye takes us on a visual voyage back to a time when newspapers wove communities together. "

Index und Links zu den Beiträgen

Hier einige Themen als Appetitmacher:

Community Building on the Web: Implications for Journalism
by Craig Newmark

The Global Voices Manifesto
by Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman

Journalism and Web 2.0
by Francis Pisani

Puzzling Contradictions of China's Internet Journalism
by Fons Tuinstra

Inviting Readers Into the Editorial Process
By Ellen Foley

Frühere Reports - mit vielen aktuellen und noch nicht 'gelernten' (i.S. v. umgesetzten) Erkenntnissen

(Cross posting on HEM on Media, Matketing & Internet

Bookmarks Social Media & Community Building

Da CrispyNews seinen Dienst einstellt, hier ein einige Bookmarks zu Artikeln, welche ich dort gesammelt hatte - die Orginalquelle ist ersichtlich (eventuelle Tippgeber kann ich nicht mehr rekonstruieren, sorry):

18-Jan-2007 - Freedom of Information, the Wiki Way
Elizabeth Williamson writes in The Washington Post (15-Jan-2006, Page A13): "Wikileaks.org gives you a Web-based way plain embarrassing government documents to make them public without leaving fingerprints. Modeled on the ...

17-Jan-2007 - Newspaper Related Blog Create High Traffic on News Sites
The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites more than tripled in December from a year ago and accounted for a larger percentage of overall traffic to those sites. According to the Nielsen...

16-Jan-2007 - 24-Hour Newspaper People Blog
David Carr in the NYT: "Like a lot of modern newspaper people, I have a blog. For those of you who don’t have a blog yet, think of one as a large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demanding ...

16-Jan-2007 - Media Blogs: When To Publish Secrets
from Stephen Baker in BusinessWeek: "One thing I've learned in two years as an MSM blogger. When we publish behind-the-scenes accounts of how our media sausages are made, the posts get picked up, read, commented. Inside do...

14-Jan-2007 - Faked Grassroots Don't Grow...
"Fake grassroots don't grow", writes Robert Niles at OJR: "It seems an obvious statement. But it remains lost on too many Internet entrepreneurs, who will lay down plenty of fertilizer, but who seem unwilling to plant actu...

12-Jan-2007 - What Is It With “Citizen Journalism”?
by J. Angelo Racoma: "However, does there really have to be a dichotomy (an antagonistic one at that) between bloggers and journalists? I think not. For one, I know of a handful of professionals from the mainstream media ...

11-Jan-2007 - 39 Antworten von Geert Lovink: Was kostet uns Web 2.0?
"Wir haben immer noch nicht begriffen, wie das Internet funktioniert - sagt der Medientheoretiker Geert Lovink der Netzeitung im 'Gespräch' - das eMail Interview führte Maik Söhler: " (Teil 1)

11-Jan-2007 - Blogging Our Way To The True Story
Keith Waterhouse is a true friend of blogging and citizen journalism, he wrote in The Daily Mail: " ... even worse than the braggadocio of Tarquin and Emma’s mumsy and popsy, is the rise and rise of the grandiosely-termed ...

9-Jan-2007 - Attempting to Blur the Line Between Citizen & Mainstream Journalism
Last week Robert Niles posted a story about the silliness of arguing about the merits of 'citizen' versus 'mainstream' journalism. Robert asks that we move towards a middle ground resulting in the best of both worlds ...

21-Dec-2006 - Anatomy of a Successful Social Network
Jawad Shuaib writes: Social networks suck. There is a new social network launched every other day, and they suck as well. Somewhere along the line, the evolution of social networks took a wrong turn, and we the consumers a...

18-Dec-2006 - The Growth of Social Software
More and more of our social interactions are moving online. David Teten and Scott Allen 10 major cultural implications of social software's growth ...

(from 65 articles)

Blogs als Instrument der Unternehmenskommunikation

Martin Hiegl hat seine (verständliche, zusammenfassende) Arbeit zum Thema Blogs in der UK im Studienbereich Wirtschaft der VWA-Studienakademie abgeschlossen und stellt sie als PDF Download zur Verfügung.

Er schreibt:
"So lautet der vorgegebene Titel meiner Studienarbeit. Gestern hab ich sie endgültig abgeschlossen und heute auch gleich gedruckt und binden lassen. Auch wenn es meine erste Arbeit der Art ist und ich das gar nicht leiden kann nur indirekt zu zitieren, ohne selbst was beizutragen, bin ich sehr zufrieden ..." mehr

Download (PDF, 35 Seiten)

via Frank Hamm (INJELEA)

Deloitte Media Sector's Top Predictions 2007 Now Online

as we mentioned here before, Deloitte's TMT Trends 2007 are to be published 'later in January'. Now they are online!

10 Emerging Trends Sure To Transform The Media Landscape - says Deloitte -

1. Making digital user-generated content useful—opportunistic media companies may reap the benefit from user-generated content.

2. Profiting from participation in television—effective use of participation may have a significant impact on audiences, loyalty and revenues.

3. Cracking China's media sector—media companies with precision, patience and understanding could prosper in China.

4. Paper, pixels and profits—attaining the right balance between releasing content as paper or pixels could lead to a profitable coexistence.

5. The digital tail comes in many shapes and forms—the long tail may get longer but the thick, short start of it may be most productive.

6. Analog apples and digital oranges—balanced and directly comparable statistics of traditional and new media are essential to providing a clear comparison of the strength of each.

7. Media’s never-ending chase for value—media companies need to second guess where the public's readiness to pay for content is going to lie.

8. Fifteen megabytes of fame, one gigabyte of privacy—social network's commercial opportunity may be more around offering paid-for privacy than free fame.

9. Video-on-demand may leave you waiting—video-on-demand may not be ripe for exploitation as typical broadband speeds mean walking to the video store may still be a quicker way of watching a blockbuster.

10. Virtuanomics—the real world value of virtual world transactions will continue to rise but remain relatively minor.

Article

Download Report (PDF, 24 pages)

Link to 2007 Predictions on Technology & Telecommunications

Machen Online Redakteure weniger Fehler?

Saim Alkan beschreibt das Ergebnis einer Umfrage auf Contentmanager.de (Zeitraum November / Dezember 2006) die den Korrekturprozess und die an der Korrektur beteiligten Personen im Bereich von Online-Redaktionen beleuchtet.

Ohne Kenntnis der Struktur der Redaktionen aus denen die Antworten kommen, sind die Aussagen zwar nur beschränkt aussagefähig. Zum Anregen über die Organisation dieser Prozesse nachzudenken, reichen sie allemal ...

Aus den Ergebnissen:

Wer ist an der Korrektur beteiligt:

Es erfolgt keine Korrektur: 12,7 %
Nur der Autor selbst: 33,7 %
Eine weitere Person: 34,6 %
Zwei weitere Personen: 14,6 %
Drei und Mehr personen: 4,4 %


Was wird geprüft - beachtet?



zum Beitrag auf Contentmanager.de

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Zeitung hat Zukunft

Da CrispyNews seinen Dienst einstellt, hier ein einige Bookmarks zu Artikeln, welche ich dort gesammelt hatte - die Orginalquelle ist ersichtlich (eventuelle Tippgeber kann ich nicht mehr rekonstruieren, sorry):

20-Jan-2007 - The Vanishing Point Theory of News
The future of media is to stop boring us with news that doesn't relate to our lives. I'll start reading my "local" newspaper again when it covers my block ...

17-Jan-2007 -
Web Newspaper Blog Traffic Triples in December
The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites more than tripled in December from a year ago and accounted for a larger percentage of overall traffic to those sites. According to the Nielsen...

16-Jan-2007 - 24-Hour Newspaper People Blog
David Carr in der NYT: "Like a lot of modern newspaper people, I have a blog. For those of you who don’t have a blog yet, think of one as a large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demandi...

14-Jan-2007 - The Decline of Newspaper in America
Twenty years ago, total daily newspaper circulation in the U.S. was 60 million. Today, it is 43.7 million, and many of the nation’s top newspapers are feeling the sharpest pain. .. In 1985, some 140 towns and cities in the...

13-Jan-2007 - Ad Forecast for 2007: 'Flat' Would Be a Victory
Jennefer Saba writes on Editor & Publisher: "Anyone thinking that 2007 is going to be the industry's lucky year, with a sudden and profound turnaround in ad revenue (don't even dream about circ gains) should take a fistful...

5-Jan-2007 - The Print WSJ Is Only A Shadow Of Its Former Self
From Scott Karp: I just got my hands on the new version of the Wall Street Journal, which is one column inch smaller — seeing the physically shrunk paper is jarring — it’s tangible evidence that newspapers are slowly fadin...

5-Jan-2007 - Internet Aufbruchstimmung bei Holtzbrinck
Auf azreal74.de: Mit aller Macht drängt die Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck ins Internet. Alexander Hüsing gibt einen detailierten Überblick zu Holtzbrinck Ventures, Holtzbrinck Networks und Holtzbrinck eLab ...

5-Jan-2007 - On Big Day, 'WSJ' Employees Hit Company -- in 'NY Times' Ad
"This size of the paper isn't the only thing shrinking at the Wall Street Journal," reads the headline of the ad accompanied by a hand dangling a miniature version of the paper. "Today the publishers are unveiling a small...

25-Dec-2006 - Looking in the Crystal Ball: Newspaper
By Mark S. Zagorski: "In 2007 at least 3 major daily newspapers will shut down their traditional print businesses in 2007 and go to an online-only model. Two will fail, and one will get purchased by Google ..."

15-Dec- 2006 - All The News That's Fit To Print, As PDF?
If the old model for newspapers was one size fits all, just one edition per day, whether for 2,000 or 200,000 readers, the new model is the fully customized newspaper, an edition for every possible need in whatever format ...

10-Dec-2006 -A Newspaper Chain Sees Its Future, And It's Online and Hyper-Local
By Frank Ahrens, Washington Post: Myron, 27, is a reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press and one of its fleet of mobile journalists, or "mojos." The mojos have high-tech tools -- ThinkPads, digital audio recorders, digital...

5-Oct-2006 - Newspapers Grapple With An Unbundled World
Publishers have been slow to realise how fundamentally their world has been changed by the internet, writes Jonathan Weber: Back in the early 1990s, when I was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Bill Gates came to the pa...

5-Oct-2006 - Fürchtet Euch nicht Medienprofis
Harald Neuber schreibt auf Telepolis einen differenzierten Beitrag zum Thema: Der Bürgerjournalismus liefen bislang weitgehend parallel zu den professionellen Medien. Printmedien versuchen nun aber, die Laien an die eigene...

17-Aug-2006 - The Era of Networked Journalism Begins
This is networked jounalism (“professionals and amateurs working together to get the real story”) beginning to come of age ... Something new is happening today as The Examiner invites readers to help uncover which members ...

13-Aug-2006 - Readers Editon für alle?
Ob die Reader-Edition jetzt eine Pflichtveranstaltung für alle "klassische Medien" sei, fragen die Chance 2.0 Veranstalter. Hugo E. Martin gab Antwort ...

29-Jul-2006 - Social Media and the Networked Public Sphere
Can social media increase and improve civic participation? If so, in what ways? There's a lot being said and written about the subject these days, but it is difficult to get a clear overview of the opinions. Ulises Ali Mej...

28-Jul-2006 - Goodbye New Media: Hello Social Media
Adriana Cronin-Lukas of the Big Blog Company put the rise of blogging and the networked world into perspective at Content 2.0, exploring how individuals aggregate and pursue their interests through social media in ways tha...

28-Jul-2006 - Cyworld: Good Morning America - Guten Morgen Deutschland
Nach Korea (dort haben sich 1/3 der Koreaner für Cyworld & Cyworld Mobil begeister) und China gibt es jetzt auch eine Public-Beta für USA ... Wer nicht Old-MySpace, sondern Neu-My-Space anbieten will muss sich aber sputen ...

27-Jun-2006 - The People Formerly Known as the Audience
The people formerly known as the audience wish to inform media people of our existence, and of a shift in power that goes with the platform shift you’ve heard about. The passengers who got a boat of their own. The writing ...

25-Jun-2006 - Old Media was about vertical integration
The Internet is forcing the entire media business into a disaggregated horizontal model where the creation of the content will happen in one place, the editorial function will happen in another, the production will happen ...

25-Jun-2006 - Disaggregated Media (II) - The Rise of the Ad Networks
Just like content creation is happening separately from editorial which in turn is happening separately from distribution of the content, Fred believes the ad sales function will be largely divorced from the production and...

18-Jun-2006 - Warum Zeitung Online nicht in die Gänge kommen
Nach Neil Thurman (CUL, School of Arts -Journalism and Publishing ) sind es vor allem redaktionelle und organisatorische (u.a. Qualitätsansprüche, Zeit, Manpower) Gründe sowie ungeklärte Haftungsfragen für die zögerliche A...

(aus insgesamt 267 Artikeln)

Die Rangordnung bei den Vertriebszahlen PC-Welt & CHIP 'stimmt' wieder

Nach dem Erscheinen der IVW Zahlen fürs III. Quartal gabe es kurze Aufregung, Verwunderung. Von "die von CHIP wissen halt wie es geht" bis zu einem Kommentar auf unserem Blog, in dem der Kommentator behauptete "IDG Deutschland erklärt intern, CHIP läge nur ausnahmsweise vorn" und es "sei nur ein unglücklicher Ausrutscher gewesen (siehe III. Quartal).

Diese IVW Meldungen sind halt eine anspruchsvolle Aufgabe, die kluge Köpfe und eine zielführende Berechnung erfordert. Aber jetzt stimmt die 'Welt' wieder! Hier die Quartale im Jahresvergleich bzw. zum Vorquartal:

Nieman Foundation at Harvard: Goodbye Gutenberg

Die Winter 2006 / 2007 Ausgabe (Volume 60, 4 Band) des Nieman Reports (Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard) ist erschienen, wie immer mit interessanten und lesenswerten Beiträgen zu Newsjournalismus, Journalismus, Community Building, usw.



mit mehr als 40 Beiträge unter den Rubriken

- Sensing the Change
- Pushing Forward
- Building Community
- Finding Our Footing
- Expanding Our Reach
- Converging on the Web
- Exploring New Connections
- Taking Words

Melissa Ludtke schreibt im Vorwort:
"Journalism is on a fast-paced, transformative journey, its destination still unknown. That the Web and other media technologies are affecting mightily the practice of journalism is beyond dispute. Less clear is any shared vision of what the future holds. Newsrooms are being hollowed out, and editors who resist such cutbacks are losing their jobs. Digital video cameras and tape recorders replace reporters' notebooks as newspapers—and other news organizations—train staff in multimedia storytelling. In this issue, words about journalists' experiences in the digital era transport our vision forward, while our eye takes us on a visual voyage back to a time when newspapers wove communities together. "

Index und Links zu den Beiträgen

Hier einige Themen als Appetitmacher:

Newspapers and Their Quest for the Holy Grail
by Michael Riley

Community Building on the Web: Implications for Journalism
by Craig Newmark

The Global Voices Manifesto
by Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman

Journalism and Web 2.0
by Francis Pisani

Puzzling Contradictions of China's Internet Journalism
by Fons Tuinstra

Confronting the Dual Challenge of Print and Electronic News
by Paul E. Steiger

Inviting Readers Into the Editorial Process
By Ellen Foley

Frühere Reports - mit vielen aktuellen und noch nicht 'gelernten' (i.S. v. umgesetzten)Erkenntnissen

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Nicht falsch, nur hinrissig - die neue Image Kampagne des BDZV

Der BDZV wirbt gegen sich, seine Mitglieder und seine eigenen Ansprüche. Unter anderem mit einem Zeitungsausriß wie

"Nur 'ein Idiot' würde YouTube kaufen".

Thomas Knüwer findet die neue Anzeigenserie des BDZV / ZMG 'Wer liest, versteht' nicht falsch (?) sondern nur hirnrissig und schreibt auf dem Handelblatt Weblog Indiskretion Ehrensache :

"Schon nach der Jahrestagung des Zeitungsverlegerverbandes BDZV machte ich mir ernsthaft Sorgen um die Branche, die mein Frühstück bezahlt. Diese Sorgen sind nun größer denn je, seit ich das heutige Handelsblatt, Seite 17, aufgeschlagen habe ..."

Thomas Knüwer's Beispiel Osama bin Laden:

Zitat:

"Steigende Kurse - dann Osama bin Laden - fallende Kurse. Einfacher Zusammenhang, versteht doch jeder. 9/11 und so. Nur: So stimmt das eben nicht. Die Kurse fielen schon vorher.

Dax-Eröffnungskurs am

3.7.2001: 6.103,9
20.8.2001: 5.219,75
11.9.2001: 4.680,80"

Das Fakten, Fakten. Biegen, biegen - Motiv

Zum Beitrag

Die Website der Kampagne

Aus dem Claim:
Der Claim der neuen Kampagne der Zeitungen in Deutschland verdichtet die einzigartigen Qualitäten des Mediums: Nur wer Zeitung liest, kann wirklich mitreden. Nur wer Zeitung liest, kann mitentscheiden. Und wer es in dieser Gesellschaft zu etwas bringen will, muss Zeitung lesen. Das Medium vermittelt Wissen, Bildung, soziale Anerkennung, gesellschaftlichen Erfolg und natürlich auch Spaß ..."

Kommt bestimmt glaubhaft rüber ... und alle Zeitungsmuffel unter 30 werden jetzt zu fanatischen Viel-Zeitungslesern.

Die 'Kreativen' hinter der Kampagne

Die Presseverlautbarung

Sponsered Links vs. Image Advertising on the Web

You might ask, why do I publish such a 'yesterday' kind of comparision, the world moved on ... (e.g. widget)

Just look about the significant differences of usage of sponsored links vs. image based advertising in certain industries. E.g. Sponsered Link shares goe from 2 percent (telecommunication) up to 36 percent (b2b) ...



This is just a snapshot with data from Nielsen//NetRating AdRelevance for November 2006 (US) published from the Center for Media Research (Researchbrief 19-Jan-2007)

David Meerman Scott: The New Rules Of PR (eBook)

David Meerman Scott announced a new and updated edition of his Book (the first edition, so he says, was downloaded more than 150.000 times).

The New Rules of Marketing and PR:
How to use news releases, blogs, podcasts, viral marketing and online media to reach your buyers directly.

Press release (of course, and on PR Web)

Download eBook 25 pages (net) Version (f.o.c.) (PDF, 1,65 MB)

An expanded pEdition (paper edition) is planned for June 2007 (with Wiley)

via David's Weblog Web Ink Now

Social Bookmarks: CrispyNews Closing Service on 24-January-2007

So we can't continue with our topic-based bookmarks on CrispyNews. But we will include more such pointers to interesting article & reports in our blog posts until a better ideas comes up ... and keep you posted.

CrispyNews Social Bookmarks will be deleted on 24-January-2007, if you want to make a copy, you are very welcome to do so!

Our Pointers for article & reports on

- B2B-Media
- Citizen Journalism & Social Media
- Magazine-Business
- Marketing
- Zeitung mit Zukunft (Project with Thomas Wanhoff)

will be published on our blog 'Hugo E. Martin on Media, Marketing & Internet'

Social Bookmarks: CrispyNews Announced Closing of Service for 24-January-2007

So we can't continue with our topic-based bookmarks on CrispyNews. But we will include more such pointers to interesting article & reports in our blog posts until a better ideas comes up ... and keep you posted.

CrispyNews Social Bookmarks will be deleted on 24-January-2007, if you want to make a copy, you are very welcome to do so!

- B2B-Media
- Citizen Journalism & Social Media
- Magazine-Business
- Marketing
- Zeitung mit Zukunft (a project with Thomas Wanhoff)

Our Bookmarks on Social Media & Citizen Journalism will be published on our blog 'On Social Media & Citizen Journalism'.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Widget Storm is Coming

says Liz Gannes on GigaOM

"Newsweek has already declared 2007 year of the widget, and lots of little companies are hard at work, trying to make it all real. Israeli startup Musestorm, is launching a platform later this week that will allow you to widgetize any RSS feed, and create web and desktop widgets for Yahoo and Google amongst other platforms. It promises mobile and IM are on the way.

Musestorm has tied up deals with other widgeteers to allow for easily adding Musestorm widgets to PageFlakes, Snipperoo, and Weebly. Like Widgetbox ... "

more

Other widgety activities mentioned:
- WengoVisio
- Dashcode
- YourMinis

In eigener Sache: eMails an uns und keine Reaktion?

Leider sind wir von den Problemen im eMail Service bei 1&1 (durch die Integration von Schlund + Partner) auch betroffen.

Der Backlog hat sich inzwischen schon reduziert, es wird aber voraussichtlich noch bis Sonntag dauern bis alles abgearbeitet ist. Aber - entgegen den Ankündigungen / Statements der 1&1 Supportmitarbeiter auf Heise.de - scheinen dabei doch einige eMails unter die Räder gekommen zu sein.

Wenn Sie uns seit dem letzten Wochenende (seit 15.01.) eine oder mehrere eMails geschickt haben, auf die wir bisher noch nicht geantwortet haben, senden Sie uns bitte sicherheitshalber eine Kopie der ursprünglichen eMail.

Wir entschuldigen uns für den Mail-Serverausfall.

P.S.
Warum 1&1 seine Kunden nicht direkt informiert und die Sache Heise und den Heise Diskussionsforen überlässt?

Wir sind seit Anfang 2002 bei Schlund & Partner, waren bisher mit dem Service zufrieden und das ist der erste (größere) Ausfall

Newspapers Online Success With Blogging

To push or pledge your editors and reporters to blog or to replace them lightheaded with bloggers produced many failures in foolhardy blogging ventures of newspapers and magazines (at least I could make up a big list of failures here e.g. Handelsblatt Global Blogging).

But it looks like, that if it is done wisely and with the readers and writers in focus, it can also produce (the much needed) traffic on publishers website. We mentioned some examples before (e.g. the NYT) .

According to a recent Nielsen//NetRatings report (Press release, PDF):

- The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites grows 210 percent per December from a year ago

- Unique visitors to blog sites affiliated with the largest Internet newspapers rose to 3.8 million in December 2006 from 1.2 million viewers a year earlier

- Blog pages accounted for 13 percent of overall visits to newspaper sites in that month, up from 4 percent a year earlier (total visitors to the top 10 rose 9 percent to 29.9 million.



via Steve Rubel (Micro Persuasion)
Newspapers See Success in Moving to Blogs

Newspapers Success by Moving to Blogs Wisely

To push or pledge your editors and reporters to blog or to replace them lightheaded with bloggers produced many failures in foolhardy blogging ventures of newspapers and magazines (at least I could make up a big list of failures here e.g. Handelsblatt Global Blogging).

But it looks like, that if it is done wisely and with the readers and writers in focus, it can also produce (the much needed) traffic on publishers website. We mentioned some examples before (e.g. the NYT) .

According to a recent Nielsen//NetRatings report (Press release, PDF):

- The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites grows 210 percent per December from a year ago

- Unique visitors to blog sites affiliated with the largest Internet newspapers rose to 3.8 million in December 2006 from 1.2 million viewers a year earlier

- Blog pages accounted for 13 percent of overall visits to newspaper sites in that month, up from 4 percent a year earlier (total visitors to the top 10 rose 9 percent to 29.9 million.



via Steve Rubel (Micro Persuasion)
Newspapers See Success in Moving to Blogs

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Non-Profit Organizations: The 59 Smartest Online

GetActive, NetSquared and Squidoo to bring you a list of, what they think, are the 59 smartest nonprofit organizations online today you can learn from.

From their announcement:
"These charities were chosen for their excellence in online storytelling and collaboration with their donors. We didn't play favorites to one cause over another, nor did we look at their fundraising goals or number of members. Instead, these organizations are winners because of their web 2.0 smarts and a willingness to engage their constituents far beyond asking them to dig into their pockets.

These are organizations that give their volunteers and members a voice and get out of the way. They're pros at mobilizing awareness online. They're experimentors. Innovators. On a mission. Tey're fearless ..."

Top 10 (snapshot - permanent voting)

1. KIVA
2. Oxfam America
3. Amnesty International
4. Room to Read
5. Ferrets Unlimited Ferret Shelter
6. Center for Church Communication
7. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
8. Grameen Foundation - Fighting poverty with microfinance
9. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
10. The ONE Campaign




You can still vote each organization Up and Down ...

You don't know many of them? No problem, let other people vote and check what in for your organization ... and get 'online smarter'.

via Seth's Blog

Martin Roell schliesst seinen E-Business Weblog

"Herrschaften,

es war eine gute Zeit mit Euch. Unsere Wege trennen sich hier. Ich schließe das E-Business Weblog ..."
schreibt Martin Röll heute in seinem Blog.

Mit seinem Weblog und seinen Diskussionsbeiträgen hat Martin Röll einen gewissen "Kultstatus" und eingeschworene Anhängerschaft erworben (und wohl auch ein wenig genossen).

Dass er im Aufbruch war, konnten aufmerksame Blognutzer schon länger wahrnehmen. Im Blog an den Themen, der Frequenz und spätestens als er auch im Blog aus der 'Zukunft' wieder in der 'Gegenwart' (Sub-Heading) angekommen war.

Danke lieber Martin Röll und weiterhin viel Erfolg und jede Menge Spaß! Man sieht sich!

Oh my life / is changing everyday / In every possible way
Ich schließe das E-Business Weblog ...

Monday, January 15, 2007

Medienzeitbudget der Deutschen in 2006

nach der Studie 'Informationsverhalten der Deutschen 2006' - Informationsnutzung und Medienauswahl - ENIGMA GfK Medien- und Marktforschung, Wiesbaden

Anteilige Mediennutzung


Mediennutzung in Minuten


aus Media Perspektiven 12/2006
Die Autoren: Sascha Blödorn, Maria Gerhards und Walter Klingler

Ein Download - mit vielen interessanten Daten, der sich lohnt! (PDF)

Hinweis für Online Affine Leser:
ARD/ZDF Online Studie 2006 - Entwicklung 1997 - 2006 (PDF)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

India Citizen Journalism Portal: merinews

Pallavi Goorha writes on exchange4media.com:

"Merinews.com looks ahead in 2007 with more interactive content and citizen participation."



Quote:
"Vipuk Kant Upadhyay, founder and editor-in-chief explains: "I started this concept of citizen journalism portal last year in May. We went live in June. I started this portal as I felt there was lot of vacuum in the Internet space. We have around 800 citizens of the country who are contributing on the site [...] It has been quite good. We get two and half lakh hits (equals 250.000 hits) per day and 10,000 unique visitors ..."

more

From Merinews about statement:
"Merinews is a common platform to share news and debate over views and opinions. It is India’s first news portal based on the concept of Citizen Journalism where every citizen can be a prospective reporter. It takes essentials from both media – the Internet and conventional journalism – and tries to dissolve the hierarchical line between the journalist and the reader ..."

P.S.
'meri' - in Hindi - means 'my'

Friday, January 12, 2007

Does Media Know: Bloggers and Journalists Are Not One

Joey Alarilla wrote at the CNETAsia Babelmachine (and before on his Blog):

Quote:
"Right now, we're seeing two kinds of responses (from old media). One response is apparently

- Old Media thinking: "Hey, I have these popular columnists or newscasters. I'm sure they'll also be a hit as bloggers."

The other is

- Old Media taking in more bloggers so as to attract new readers, the idea presumably being that the blogger will know what the new audience wants, and that he will bring along loyal readers of his site who otherwise might never have been interested in the publication.

It will be interesting to see how this situation will play out, and I really don't see just one approach proving to be the right way to go. They might be stopgap measures, but they won't amount to much unless a publication reinvents itself for the Web. Still, I'd like to see media owners actually realizing when their old stars are not the ones best suited for the online world ..."

recommended reading

via J. Angelo Racoma at The Blog Herald

Does Media Know: Bloggers and Journalists Are Not One

Joey Alarilla wrote at the CNETAsia Babelmachine and (before on his Blog):

Quote:
"Right now, we're seeing two kinds of responses (from old media). One response is apparently

- Old Media thinking: "Hey, I have these popular columnists or newscasters. I'm sure they'll also be a hit as bloggers."

The other is

- Old Media taking in more bloggers so as to attract new readers, the idea presumably being that the blogger will know what the new audience wants, and that he will bring along loyal readers of his site who otherwise might never have been interested in the publication.

It will be interesting to see how this situation will play out, and I really don't see just one approach proving to be the right way to go. They might be stopgap measures, but they won't amount to much unless a publication reinvents itself for the Web. Still, I'd like to see media owners actually realizing when their old stars are not the ones best suited for the online world ..."

recommended reading

via J. Angelo Racoma at The Blog Herald

Thursday, January 11, 2007

DLD 2007: 21. - 23. Januar 2007 München

Mit der 'Projektkappe' Readers Edition & Social Media werde ich 21. /23.01. auf Einladung von Hubert Burda Medien (wieder) an der DLD 2007 Konferenz in München teilnehmen und freue mich auf eine angeregte Diskussion und Wiedersehen mit Ihnen (und einigen illustren Gästen auf der online

Für Blogger hat Robert (Basic Thinking) ein Treffen am Sonntag, den 21.01. organisiert.

Nachtrag zum Treffen: Robert und Klaus Eck ( PR-Blogger) haben das Treffen organisiert (sorry) - 94 Teilnehmer haben sich angemeldet

re:publica 2007 - Berlin, 11. - 13. April

Gestern hat Spreeblick den Termin für die re:publica 2007 angekündigt:

"Vom 11. bis zum 13. April 2007 treffen in Berlin die AkteurInnen der sozialen Netzwelt aufeinander, um über die Kultur der Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts und vieles mehr zu diskutieren. 're:publica - Leben im Netz' greift als Konferenz das auf, was einige unter 'Web 2.0?', andere unter 'Open Source' oder 'Social Media' verstehen:

Soziale Netzwerke, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts, Online- und Offline-Communities und -Services - all diese Aspekte werden bei der re:publica ebenso umfassend zur Sprache kommen wie Hintergründe, die Philosophie, die Prinzipien, die rechtlichen Grundlagen der sozialen (R)evolution im Netz.

Kurzum: Es geht um Kultur ..."


Die von Spreeblick und newthinking communications organisierte Konferenz zum 'Leben im Netz' findet in der Berliner Kalkscheune statt.

Spreeblick Ankündigung

re:publica Website

Event Wiki (...)

re:publica 2007

Und nun steht auch das (erste, vorläufige) Programm online



Gestern hat Spreeblick den Termin für die re:publica 2007 angekündigt:

"Vom 11. bis zum 13. April 2007 treffen in Berlin die AkteurInnen der sozialen Netzwelt aufeinander, um über die Kultur der Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts und vieles mehr zu diskutieren. 're:publica - Leben im Netz' greift als Konferenz das auf, was einige unter 'Web 2.0?', andere unter 'Open Source' oder 'Social Media' verstehen:

Soziale Netzwerke, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts, Online- und Offline-Communities und -Services - all diese Aspekte werden bei der re:publica ebenso umfassend zur Sprache kommen wie Hintergründe, die Philosophie, die Prinzipien, die rechtlichen Grundlagen der sozialen (R)evolution im Netz.

Kurzum: Es geht um Kultur
..."

Die von Spreeblick und newthinking communications organisierte Konferenz zum 'Leben im Netz' findet in der Berliner Kalkscheune statt.

Spreeblick Ankündigung

re:publica Website

Event Wiki (...)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Readers Edition Autoren Stammtisch: 12-Jan-2007

Freitag, 12. Januar 2007, ab 19:00 Uhr

Malete - Cafe Restaurant Bar
Chausseestrasse 131
10115 Berlin-Mitte (U-Bhf Oranienburger Tor)

Social Media and the Inc. 500 / DAX 50?

Does business start to embrace the powerful technologies for acting, sharing and collaborating of social media? The CMR (Center for Marketing Research) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has cool result from the Inc. 500:







more

Who would make such a study for our market, for the DAX 50?

via Xeequa

Is The Hype Getting Real? Does Social Media Invade Inc. 500?

Does business start to embrace the powerful technologies of social media? The CMR (Center for Marketing Research) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has cool result from the Inc. 500:







more

Who would make such a study for DAX 50?

via Xeequa

Terapad: Blogs & More with Effort Less

In September 2006 announced by Stephan Tual, Terapad Founder and CEO, Terapad offers now free Web 2.0 blogging and more:

That is,
-a free hosted blogging (advertising sponsored, or for little money) with heavy integration into other services like PayPal, Flickr, etc. and
- additional functions like Forums, Shops, Image Galleries, Event Calender, etc.

Press release January 5, 2007



It looks promising, but I had not the time to test it, yet.

via Exiting Commerce

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Yahoo! buys MyBlogLog

via Rex Hammock:

"Yahoo has acquired MyBlogLog.com (the service that allows those photos of “recent readers” to appear over in the right-hand column of the (rexblog) 'On Citizen Journalism & Social Media') for a reported $10 million. "

"In a nutshell, MyBlogLog adds 'Facebook-like' social-networking features to any weblog — or webpage, for that matter. It allows a blog (or any website) to create a community and a means to establish contacts."

More

Yahoo! kauft MyBlogLog

Yahoo hat MyBlogLog.com gekauft. Ein Service der es erlaubt über ein Widget die "Recent Readers" anzuzeigen - siehe My BlogLog Installation in der rechten Spalte dieses Blogs ....

Wie Rex Hammock berichtet für knapp 8 Mio. Euro mehr

Elitäres kollaboratives Filtering - Digging Digg

Update:
Digg Takes Away Power from Top Diggers

"Kevin Rose has just announced that Digg is scrapping the Top Diggers list, believing the move will take away the perception that just a few hundred Diggers control the majority of the 5,000 submissions each day ..."
more

So falsch lag Scott Karp mit seiner Kritik wohl nicht!



Nur wenige schaffen es auf Digg.com auf die erste Seite ... und einige davon ziemlich oft.

Scott Karp hat das einmal näher untersucht und berichtet auf Publishing 2.0 (Basis 707.593 registrierte User):

Top 2.457 Digg User haben 3 & mehr Beiträge gemeldet, welche es auf die Titelseite (Front page) geschafft haben
Top 1.662 Digg User haben 4 & mehr Beiträge gemeldet, welche ...

Die Erfolgsbilanz für die Top 250 Digg Users:


mehr

Klar, Digg ist mehr als die Titelseite ... aber ganz schön 'elitär'. Oder?

Scott Karp diggt in Digg

Update:
Digg Takes Away Power from Top Diggers

"Kevin Rose has just announced that Digg is scrapping the Top Diggers list, believing the move will take away the perception that just a few hundred Diggers control the majority of the 5,000 submissions each day ..."
more

So falsch lag Scott Karp mit seiner Kritik wohl nicht!


Nur wenige schaffen es auf Digg.com auf die erste Seite ... und einige davon ziemlich oft.

Aus Scott Karp's Bericht (Basis 707.593 registrierte User):

Top 2.457 Digg User haben 3 & mehr Beiträge gemeldet, welche es auf die Titelseite (Front page) geschafft haben
Top 1.662 Digg User haben 4 & mehr Beiträge gemeldet, welche ...

Die Erfolgsbilanz für die Top 250 Digg Users:


mehr

Klar, Digg ist mehr als die Titelseite ... aber ganz schön 'elitär'. Oder?

Friday, January 05, 2007

Spiegel Online erstmals mit zweistellige Umsatzrendite

das berichtet textinterNet (5-Jan-2006):

Spiegel Online habe in 2006 mit 'Spiegel Online' einen Umsatz von knapp 15 Millionen Euro und eine zweistellige Umsatzrendite erwirtschaftet.

"Das liegt deutlich über dem, was wir erwartet hatten", sagte Fried von Bismarck textintern ... Haupteinnahmequelle des Angebotes ist die Online-Werbung, aus der über 90 Prozent der Erlöse stammen. Auch das Online-Angebot des Manager Magazins habe im vergangenen Jahr den Break Even Punkt erreicht, sagte von Bismarck. Zugleich bestätigte er Überlegungen über neue Online-Angebote [...]"

mehr

Das Interview mit Fried von Bismarck steht in der aktuellen Printausgabe von text intern (Nr. 1/2)
- als Probeheft hier anfordern.

LinkedIn Started LinkedIn Answer



... no time for testing. Link

via The Blog Herald

DeSilva & Phillips: Record Number of Media Deals in 2006

Matthew Schwartz im B-to-B Magazine Online (4-Jan-2007):

DeSilvia & Phillips M&A Report 2006 (Pressemitteilung und Report z.Z. noch nicht online)

151 Deals (davon 101 im Bereich B2B)

20,5 Mrd. USD (inkl. VNU 11,1 und Readers Digest 2,5 Mrd. USD)

mehr

'WSJ' Mitarbeiter bezweifeln die 'Weisheit' ihres Arbeitgebers Dow Jones - mit einer 'NY Times' Anzeige

Jennifer Saba berichtet auf Editors&Publisher (2-Jan-2006):

" While Dow Jones is touting the debut of a skinnier Wall Street Journal today, many employees at the paper want to see more heft. The union representing staffers at the Journal took out an ad today in a rival, The New York Times, calling into question Dow Jones’ commitment to quality journalism.

"This size of the paper isn't the only thing shrinking at the Wall Street Journal," reads the headline of the ad accompanied by a hand dangling a miniature version of the paper. "Today the publishers are unveiling a smaller paper in a bid to save money," the ad continues. "Unfortunately, if the newspaper's owner, Dow Jones & Co., has its way, the quality of the paper is also in danger of shrinking ... "

Zum Beitrag

Wie würde das hier bei uns aussehen?

Zum Beispiel, wenn sich die Mitarbeiter der Holtzbrinck Gruppe/ Handelsblatt Gruppe aufregen, warum Stephan von Holtzbrinck, Michael Grabner und Konstantin Urban (jetzt) über 50 Euro und deutlich unter 100 Mio. Euro - wahrscheinlich so um die 80/85 Mio. Euro für ein Studentenverzeichnis (studiVZ) - investieren und ein paar Ideen liefern, wie man damit was Vernünftiges für die Leser/Nutzer, den Nutzen & die Qualität des Angebots, die Sicherung und Entwicklung des Verlags und der Arbeitsplätze tun könnte?

Sprudeln die Gewinne so reichlich, dass man händeringend nach kurzfristig realisierbaren Abschreibungsmöglichkeiten sucht?

Nachtrag:
Auf azreal74.de gibt Alexander Hüsing einen detailierten Überblick zu den Aktivitäten und Beteiligen der Holtzbrinck Ventures, Holtzbrinck Networks und Holtzbrinck eLab... hier

User-Generated Magazine Publishing: JPG Mag

e.g.


Submit


How it Works
- Shoot & Upload
- Submit
- Vote
- Peer Review
- Editorial Selection
- Publication

@all - a model for Citizen publishing / Readers Editions?

Earlier entry
Print-on-demand Magazines Created by Online Communities

User-Generated Magazine Publishing: JPG Mag

e.g.


Submit


How it Works
- Shoot & Upload
- Submit
- Vote
- Peer Review
- Editorial Selection
- Publication

@all - a model for Citizen publishing / Readers Editions?

Earlier entry
Print-on-demand Magazines Created by Online Communities

How to Improve (G)-News: Daylife (beta)

e.g.


- Use of covers
- Pictures transport people & subjects
- Top Stories Topic page
- Transparency on sources and Producers
- Search on news
- My World List

A short Daylife Tour (HTML)

@publisher: Daylife likes to talk to potential partners & developers ...

via Dan Gillmor on Center for Citizen Media: Blog
New View on News

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Webtrend Blend Map 2007 Plus

Nowandnext and Future Exploration Network have produced this valuable webtrend map for 2007 ff


enlarge

(c) Published under CC 2.5

Using the tube map to lay out the 2007 trends around

- Ageing
- Anxiety
- Ethics
- Globalisation
- Happiness
- Personalisation
- Premiumisation
- Resource scarcity
- Sustainability
- Urbanisation

via psfk

Das Wortfeld-Wiki zu Zeitung im Web Features

Jetzt gibt es die Auswertung zum Wortfeld Wiki und seiner Mitstreiter im Medium Magazin (print) und als 'OpenOffice-Dokument' zum Downloaden ... (lesen können Sie's dann aber nur, wenn Sie einen Reader für ods-Dokumente haben bzw. diesen installieren ...

mehr

(für mich zu umständlich, da bleibe ich erst einmal dumm und schaue bei Bedarf im Wortfeld-wiki nach)

ZAS Anzeigenstatistik 2006: Seiten Plus 3,9 %

Der Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger (VDZ) berichtet über 'flächendeckende' Zuwächse im Anzeigengeschäft der Publikumszeitschriften: Plus 3,9 %

Überdurchschnittlich:
Programmzeitschriften plus 8,9 %
Frauenzeitschriften plus 8,1 %
Aktuelle Wochenmagazine plus 7,2 %
Wirtschaftspresse plus 5,9

Ein belastbarer (und beruhigender) Trend oder nachwirkendes 'Sommermärchen'?

Für ein Gespräch heute Nachmittag habe ich mir die (nicht ganz so positiven) Zahlen für die IT&C Titel herausgeschrieben, hier die Summen pro Quartal:



Alle Gruppen- und Einzeldaten gibt es (wie immer) auf PZ-Online

User-generated Content Good for Old Media

Kate Holton about Deloitte Media Trends 2007 on Reuters:

"Traditional media companies are ideally placed to benefit from the explosion of user-generated content and should see it as an opportunity and not a threat even though the potential revenue is limited, ..."

more

TMT Trends: Media Predictions 2007
The media sector's top trends (not yet, but 'later in January')

Last years Media Predictions (PDF, 20 pg. - for you to check)

User-generated Content Good for Old Media

Kate Holton about Deloitte Media Trends 2007 on Reuters:

"Traditional media companies are ideally placed to benefit from the explosion of user-generated content and should see it as an opportunity and not a threat even though the potential revenue is limited, ..."

more

TMT Trends: Media Predictions 2007
The media sector's top trends (not yet, but 'later in January')

Last years Media Predictions (PDF, 20 pg. - for you to check)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lightspeed VP: Internet Predictions 2007

by Lightspeed Venture Partners

- eCommerce 2.0 arrives
- Social Networks widgets find a business model
- Lead generation breaks into new categories
- Social Networking becomes a feature

more ...

via Exciting Commerce

Is 2007 the Year of Generation Content & Cash

In its December issue 2006 of Trend Briefing trendwatching.com says:

"If consumer produce the content, if they are the content and that content brings in money ... then revenue and profit-sharing is going to be one of 2007's main themes in the online space ..."

Generation C(ontent) meets Generation C(ash)


earlier Consumer-Made (May 2006)

even earlier Consumer-Made (May 2005)


2007 trendreport service (info & subscription)

What I like most on trendwatching's reports is the wealth of examples and links they give.

Hyperlocals & Placeblogs

Lisa Williams (H20town) hat am 1. Januar 2007 das Netzwerk placeblogger offiziell gelauncht. Placeblogger vernetzt und 'vermarktet' Hyperlocals die von Bloggern mit News versorgt werden und (fast) immer auch Community-Funktionen beinhalten. Inzwischen (jetzt) sind bei placeblogger rd. 1.300 placeblogs eingetragen und können dort gefunden und abonniert werden.

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via Jay Rosen: Check out Placeblogger.com

Siehe auch
Steve Johnson's Outside.in

What is a Placeblog

Lisa Williams runs one of this Hyperlocals News & Community sites. It is H20town (the Water-town community, MA) and now she has founded placeblogger a placeblog network and promotion tools .. She explains:

"What is a Placeblog

A placeblog is an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time. It can be done by one person, a defined group of people, or in a way that’s open to community contribution. It’s not a newspaper, though it may contain random acts of journalism. It’s about the lived experience of a place

Placeblogs are sometimes called 'hyperlocal sites' because some of them focus on news events and items that cover a particular neighborhood in great detail -- and in particular, places that might be too physically small or sparsely populated to attract much traditional media coverage. Because of this, many people have associated them with the term 'citizen journalism,' or journalism done by non-journalists.

Placeblogs, however, are about something broader than news alone. They're about the lived experience of a place. That experience may be news, or it may simply be about that part of our lives that isn't news but creates the texture of our daily lives: our commute, where we eat, conversations with our neighbors, the irritations and delights of living in a particular place among particular people. However, when news happens in a community, placeblogs often cover those events in unique and nontraditional ways, and provide a community watercooler to discuss those events.

Placeblogs spring from a fiercely non-generic America that's not about big-box retailers or the type of polarizing discussion about politics, culture, and the economy that's the product of journalism that happens at the 30,000 foot level. Often, they are a delightful and vivid look at cities, towns, and neighborhoods from an insider's point of view. Collecting this list -- and getting to know these places via the authentic, quirky, and funny voices of their placeblogs -- has been a wonderful experience. I hope that you'll enjoy this way of getting to know America at sidewalk level as much as I have. "

The launch package includes a top ten list of the best placeblogs in the US…

1. Baristanet, Montclair, NJ
2. Edhat, Santa Barbara, CA
3. Fresno Famous, Fresno, CA
4. Westport Now, Westport, CT
5. ChiTown Daily News, Chicago, IL
6. New Haven Independent, New Haven, CT
7. Gotham Gazette, New York, NY
8. Philly Future, Philadelphia, PA
9. MNSpeak, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
10. Duke City Fix, Albuquerque, NM

…and a directory organized by states & countries so you can see if there’s one of the 1.300 or so placeblogs near or not so near to you (incl. 3 from China and 5 from Germany).

from/via Pressthink

Citizen Journalism Project: South-Africa

On January 9th, 2007 REPORTER.co.za a Citizen Journalism Project in South-Africa, sponsored by Johnnic Communications - publisher of the Sunday Times, Sowetan, Sunday World, The Herald and Daily Dispatch - celebrates its first birthday.



Besides the News it has a Columnists section, Poetry section, Fun Zone and of course a Reporter Zone


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Citizen reporters are paid between 1.95 - to 4.55 Euro, net (S.A. citizen only) and it looks like, that it is still sponsored by Johnnic Communications.

Reporter.co.za Website

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The WSJ Publisher's Mission Report

L. Gordon Crowitz wrote in his annual letter (2-Jan-2007): 'This letter continues a custom begun 30 years ago of reporting the progress of The Wall Street Journal to our readers' ... the WSJ will 'Embracing Change to Build On a Tradition of Excellence'.

In a 8-page WSJ Readers Guide (PDF, download) the Journal explains the changes and looks forward to 'The Journal’s Second 118 Years' to come.

Readers Guide (PDF, Download)

eMartin.net Newsletter December 2006

Die Inhalte des aktuellen, deutschsprachigen eMartin.net Newsletter Dezember 2006 gibt es auf dem

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Das Archiv mit über 6.650 Eintragungen und Links (deutsch)

Check out the content of the actual eMartin.net Newsletter December 2006 International under

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