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Keeping up with the latest product innovations, usage trends and research can be exhausting. Fortunately, there’s a bunch of super-smart people who are busy monitoring and analyzing these developments so you don’t have to.

These newsletters do much of the heavy lifting for you, and are essential reading for anyone…

The second of five webinars organized by the Tow Center discussed interventions to support local news in Australia and Europe

Panellists for the “Lessons from Overseas” webinar last month

By Nick Mathews

Experts from around the world connected via the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University recently to examine possible solutions, alarming questions and troubling trends involving international issues related to local journalism and media policy.

The online discussion, entitled “Lessons from Oversees,” included panellists with expertise…

A comprehensive look at some of the most popular methods for revenue diversification being used by media companies

Last week saw the publication of my latest report for What’s New In Publishing, an in-depth study of some of the most popular tactics being used by news and other media organizations to diversify their revenue streams and generate income through a variety of different means.

Here’s a quick look…

I asked 10 experts what constitutes innovation, the barriers to implementing it, and how to overcome these roadblocks.

The report was produced as part of the Journalism Breakthroughs project, run by The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS); a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a media company in possession of a good fortune (an audience, brand recognition and decent revenues), must (still) be in want of innovation.

The pace of change in our industry means that even the biggest, most successful, companies need to continually innovate, refresh…

“What role can (and should) media policy play in supporting a strong, sustainable, vibrant local media sector in the United States?”

By Nick Mathews

A powerhouse panel provided a simple, yet thorough primer to a new five-part series on the complex intersection of media policy and local journalism. The series kicked off in October and was hosted by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. …

As online shopping gathers steam, here’s seven ways the e-commerce sector continues to evolve and take shape

“The retail industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is on the verge of a pivotal shift,” the consultancy Bain & Company wrote in 2019. While the company was optimistic in its predictions, it could not have anticipated the recent uptick this sector has seen.

In June, a…

As online shopping gathers steam, here’s how the e-commerce sector continues to evolve and take shape in MENA.

Image: Steven Puetzer / Getty Images

“The retail industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is on the verge of a pivotal shift,” the consultancy Bain & Company wrote in 2019. While the company was optimistic in its predictions, it could not have anticipated the recent uptick this sector has seen.

Reimagining business for…

Lessons from B2B publishing, start-ups and emerging markets — and the nine strategic principles they embody

The impact of COVID-19 has accentuated and accelerated underlying structural issues, catapulting the industry into a new and uncertain future much quicker than anticipated.

To survive, nevermind flourish, in this environment, strategic innovation — rather than innovation for the sake of it — is more important than ever.

If we…

The right process, metrics and people are key when it comes to implementing new ideas and digital transformation

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash

This is the second in a three-part series looking at innovation in journalism and news media. Part One explored the characteristics of innovation and identified five major barriers to change.

In this article, Damian Radcliffe asks leading media scholars, researchers and practitioners for their top tips for successfully implementing innovation.

Damian Radcliffe

Chambers Professor in Journalism @uoregon | Fellow @TowCenter @CardiffJomec @theRSAorg | Write @wnip @ZDNet | Host Demystifying Media podcast https://itunes.app

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