The Radikal Daily, a newspaper in Turkey, has adopted a tabloid format and new columnists under editor Eyüp Can, states Today’s Zaman. “The Doğan Media Group recently decided to merge Referans, a daily economic review, and Radikal and replaced former Radikal Editor-in-Chief İsmet Berkan with Can,” according to the article. The new design for the Radikal was published yesterday.
from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald
BY JOE PARKINSON
ISTANBUL?Shares in Dogan Yayin Holding AS, Turkey’s largest media company, were up sharply Wednesday on local media reports that the firm asked Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to advise it on plans to sell its media units, even after Dogan said the news was ‘speculative.’ ”
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According to the Guardian, smartphones are creating a double-edged sword for newspaper publishers, with “the number of consumers reading more content online almost exactly counterbalanced by a decline in those buying print products, according to a report from Orange.” The study by the telecom company found that 14 percent of people that access the Internet on their phones end up reading fewer newspapers because of this. On the opposite end, 13 percent of people said owning smartphones led them to read more news online.
According to journalism.co.uk, the University of Lincoln will broadcast talks with a number of guest speakers “in conjunction with the university’s journalism school.” The Link, the publication of the school, will have a homepage containing a video player, which will allow the university to open its “Journalists Speak out on Journalism” online series and provide an archive for viewers to look at in the future.
Newspapers can be saved and they can get back to delivering a consistent return on capital to investors, but this can’t be achieved using old methods. At CRG Partners, our experience working with newspaper companies in the U.S. and U.K. has shown us that publishers and their executive management seem to believe that traditional cost-cutting methods of layoffs, smaller and thinner papers and lower salaries represent all of the savings that they can generate out of their operations. That’s not the case.