The new revolution media companies have to face

by John Einar Sandvand on February 8, 2012 · 4 comments

Mobile news consumption is picking up very fast

The changes are a revolution: Almost one in three visits to Norwegian media products are now from mobile platforms.
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Why I don’t dare to publish with Apple’s iBooks Author App

by John Einar Sandvand on January 22, 2012 · 31 comments

Apple is tempting authors with an easy-to-publish book platform. But as an author I would be stupid to take their offer.

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Redefining which content has value

by John Einar Sandvand on January 17, 2012 · 8 comments

Looking for ways to make users pay for digital content, many editors consistently make a wrong assumption: That stories from the printed newspaper have higher value than the web stories.

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Top Internet trends in 2011

by John Einar Sandvand on October 29, 2011 · 6 comments

Few other analysts give as comprehensive and solid analysis of current Internet trends as Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. Here is her latest presentation of mobile and other digital trends.

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Nude pictures of national hero were censored by Facebook

by John Einar Sandvand on October 15, 2011 · 15 comments

Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten published nude pictures of the national hero Fridtjof Nansen. That was too much for Facebook – and references to the photos were removed from Aftenposten’s Facebook page.

Facsimile of Aftenposten October 15th, 2011

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In 2011 it is no longer possible to be a top professional journalist without  mastering social media. Here are five reasons why news organizations need to care about the new trends.

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Media companies hope to build solid revenue streams by betting on user payment on mobile platforms. But a look at Apple’s top grossing lists for iPhone and iPad sends a warning signal.

Few media apps find their way to the top grossing list in App Store

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One in five Norwegians now consume media content on mobile platforms on a daily basis. Changes happen so fast that media companies struggle to keep up.

One in five Norwegians use media content on mobile platforms each day

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Helping publishers easily produce HTML5 apps

April 27, 2011
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Developers from Poland create an easy Do-It-Yourself tool for publishers to prepare tablet apps on their own.

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The word that should be banned in all media companies

April 24, 2011

It is used in lots of board rooms these days – as an expression of the danger newspaper companies are in. But in fact the executives would be wiser to ban the word. What word? Read on.

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