Technology

After Years of Growth, the Use of Social Media for News is Falling Across the World
June 15, 2018 at 10:42 am

People are becoming disenchanted with Facebook for news. The “Trump bump” appears to be sustaining itself. And younger people are more likely to donate money to a news organization than older people. These are some of the findings from a big new report out Thursday from Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The…

Insights & Decisions Are “The Brain” of the Media Tech Stack [Infographic]
June 14, 2018 at 9:09 am

About 4 or 5 years ago, the conversation in the publishing business started to focus on becoming “data-driven” and developing 360-degree views of the audience. There was industry-wide recognition that data was the fuel for any revenue-growing activity – and the future of the media business overall. As Publishing Executive contributor Rob Keenan said back…

Report Finds Publishing Industry Tech Spending Aimed at Bringing Audiences Back Home
May 31, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Publishing Executive has released the results of its second annual survey on which technologies publishers plan to buy, the objectives behind their investments, and which technologies they expect to drive the most revenue. To enable publishers to see where and why their peers are making technology investments, survey results and analysis have been compiled into…

The Top Technologies Publishers Will Buy in 2018
May 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Media executives reveal which technologies they plan to buy this year and why, exhibiting a more audience-centric approach than recent years and an overall desire to take back control of their own destinies.

GDPR: US News Sites Unavailable to EU Users Over Data Protection Rules
May 25, 2018 at 10:36 am

A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect. The Chicago Tribune and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

Amazon Retargeting to Challenge Google
May 24, 2018 at 10:08 am

Amazon retargeting may happen soon, taking on Google for market share. Amazon is testing the product with “select merchants” this month

Q&A With Hearst Magazines Digital Media CTO Michael Dugan on a Commerce-Focused Future
May 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

Like most companies, Hearst Magazines Digital Media is ever in search of sustainable revenue streams. One area it’s eyeing as ripe for growth is in ecommerce. With a host of enthusiast and lifestyle brands -- bolstered by the recent Rodale acquisition -- the company is well aware that its content inspires many buying decisions. Making…

Tech Talk Face Off: Publishing Technology and Media Trends
May 16, 2018 at 9:20 am

There is no denying that technology has changed the publishing industry in profound ways. Denis Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Executive, sat down with Target Marketing's Thorin McGee for an installment of the "Tech Talk Face Off" video series, taking a closer look at exactly what has changed, how it impacting publishers, and what they need to…

3 Tips for Evaluating Paywall Solutions
May 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

Editor's Note: Last week Publishing Executive released the research report on The Top Technologies Publishers Will Buy in 2018.  To follow up we’ll be highlighting some of technologies that made the top ten list.  Subscription & Paywall solutions came out as the 5th most popular technology publishers will buy in 2018 -- a tech category…