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February 2011

28 February 2011

Digital Ellie Award Nominations Announced

The National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2011 finalists have been announced by Sid Holt, chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors.

The awards will be presented on March 16th, 2011. Nicknamed the Digital Ellies because of the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to winners, the ceremony will be held at the Hilton New York.


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25 February 2011

Results of PDA online survey

Here are the results of another online survey conducted on After survey is carried out over a period of 1 - 2 weeks, its results are summarized. Over 3,600 people participated in more than 60 surveys conducted since 2006. We bring to your attention the results of an online survey conducted on the Reasons Behind Hounding Moscow Kiosks (including newsstands) Out of the City:


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24 February 2011

The Daily to Enter Android Market?

The Daily may be coming to the Android market.

The Daily, a daily newspaper app that debuted on the Apple iPad, was the first to utilize Apple’s new subscription plan app (and pay its 30 percent share requirement of each purchase bought through the app). The News Corp. app is available for $.99 a week or $39.99 a year.

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22 February 2011

Press Distributors Association (PDA) is extremely concerned over the large-scale re-design of Moscow kiosks

It can not only force distributors into bancruptcy but also put an end to many publications.

As Moscow City Arhitecture Committee officials were working out the details of kiosk placement in Moscow as well as kiosk

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21 February 2011

Smithsonian Expands Sales and Digital Teams

Tom Ott, president of Smithsonian Enterprises, announced that Bill Allman has been named chief digital officer, a newly created position with Smithsonian Enterprises.

In this position, Allman will directly report to Ott. Allman's responsibilities will include accelerating innovation and business

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18 February 2011

Prices of periodical publications are changing

Price monitoring of the print media market showed that the prices on periodicals have been increasing since December of last year.

Publishers are the main driving force behind the price increases. Since the end of 2010, many publishing houses have been increasing their prices.

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17 February 2011

Sanoma print media distribution market failure in Russia

Finnish media group Sanoma lost ? 3.6 million attempting to become a prominent player in the Russian print media distribution market, according to the group’s report. Sanoma sold all of its kiosks to a few different companies late last year. French company Lagardere, which gave up its distribution business in Russia three years ago, explained that the risks are too high.
Finnish holding company announced in October 2010 that Sanoma had reached agreements to sell its Russian print media

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16 February 2011

30% of Russians get their news from newspapers and magazines

Much more frequently Russians turn to television in their search of new information - 94 %.  At the same time, only 20% of Russians choose news websites as their primary source of information which makes Internet less popular than the traditional mass media. The deputy chief editor of the magazine Znamya , critic Natalia Ivanova, also gets news from the Internet, but she is not planning on giving up newspapers any time soon either:

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15 February 2011

Apple Wants 30% of Subscription Fees for Magazine, Video Apps

Apple announced on Tuesday (Feb. 15) a new iTunes-based service for subscription-based apps ranging from magazines to video-streaming apps (such as Hulu and Netflix) that will allow publishers to set up recurring payment plans. But the news comes with a few rules and restrictions.

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14 February 2011

As old as the hills. Russian newspapers and magazines head to iPad

It has recently been announced, that the publishing house Bonnier Publications with the support of Terem Media launched  iPad application for the Gastronom magazine. It is the first culinary magazine to appear on the tablet. It should not be hard for Gastronom to gain readership since it has no competitors right now. But will the Gastronom magazine Ipad application be able to

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