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How Bristol managed to survive the crisis in local news: The Media Roundup

How Bristol managed to survive the crisis in local news

Not sure about the ‘news deserts’ take in the lead of this Press Gazette story – the UK is not the US – but the coverage of the Bristolian news scene is really interesting. That a city of half a million people can support a daily newspaper and website, investigative news title The Bristol Cable, and a series of niche news titles is cheering to say the least. And it’s really nice to read about media happenings outside the M25.

Newsday used graphics, video, and a 6-foot dog to gain digital subscribers

Across the water in Long Island, New York, news site Newsday has been listening to its readers and doubled subscribers coming from its social media channels. It has also managed to monetise its video and captured the attention of younger audiences on TikTok with a six foot dog (I’m assuming it’s someone in a dog suit). This piece from INMA lays out the highlights.

Print price hikes force deeper focus on digital revenues

Just in case anyone is getting all giddy at the opportunities out there in publisherland, here’s a wee piece I did on print price hikes. Increases of 30% and more have put real pressure on legacy publishers. Although many are optimistic that deeper digital transition can recover profits, it’s going to take a while.

The Publisher Podcast Summit 2022

In this teaser episode, we discuss our plans for the day, and which sessions we’re most looking forward to. The Publisher Podcast Summit is designed for publishers of all shapes and sizes, whether you’re contemplating launching your first podcast, or have a whole stable and want to know how to take your strategy to the next level. 

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