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Dietmar Schantin of IFRA’s Newsplex

Apr 8, 2008

Dietmar Schantin of IFRA’s Newsplex

Dietmar Schantin is director of Newsplex initiative at IFRA. IFRA is a global association of newspaper publishers and Newsplex is a consulting operation intended to help the association members move to the digital world. Dietmar’s speciality is integrating online and print operations at newspapers, something he was very involved with at Britain’s Daily Telegraph.

Dietmar Schantin of Newsplex on Newspapers’ New Channels

Apr 8, 2008

Dietmar Schantin of Newsplex on Newspapers’ New Channels

Had a great discussion today with Dietmar Schantin, director of IFRA’s Newsplex. IFRA is a global association of newspaper publishers and Newsplex is a consulting operation intended to help the association members move to the digital world. Dietmar’s speciality is integrating online and print operations at newspapers, something he was very involved with at Britain’s

Angela Mackay on ftchinese.com reaching one million users

Apr 3, 2008

Angela Mackay, executive director of the Financial Times Asia Pacific, announced today that the Chinese-language ftchinese.com, which was launched in mid-2005, has now reached one million registered users. Users are not charged for using the website, but in the below video she hints at how the company plans to make money from the site. Other

IFRAsearch – vertical search about newspaper industry

Apr 2, 2008

IFRAsearch – vertical search about newspaper industry

Reiner Mittelbach, CEO of the newspaper industry organization Ifra has been promoting Ifrasearch a recently launched vertical search for newspapers. IFRA – motto: Empowering the news publishing industry – has created the search engine to allow newspaper-focussed people to look at trends, strategies and issues. UPDATE: I just found another recently launched news industry vertical

Hong Kong Standard claims free strategy brought victory over South China Morning Post

Apr 2, 2008

Hong Kong Standard claims free strategy brought victory over South China Morning Post

Six months after the 50 year old Hong Kong Standard moved from a paid to a free circulation model, the newspaper’s executive editor, Steve Shellum, told a conference that the strategy had brought a long awaited victory over the South China Morning Post. “We had always been number 2 to SCMP in terms of circulation

Liveblogging IFRA’s Publish Asia 2008 in Macau

Apr 2, 2008

Liveblogging IFRA’s Publish Asia 2008 in Macau

Will be dropping by IFRA’s Publish Asia 2008 conference in Macau over the next couple days and will liveblog on merit. Anyone else headed there? UPDATE: Further blogging on the conference by Mari Pascual who is posting to the IFRA Magazine Multiblog.

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