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March 2017

31 March 2017

Russia's National Media Group publicizes plans to enter new markets

Russia’s largest holding company, the National Media Group (NMG) has made public its plans to get into new segments of the media market in line with its revamped strategy that aims to build up capitalization, sources in the company told TASS. 

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30 March 2017

Sputnik, RT praised for helping to restore media balance in Arab world

Russian foreign language news broadcasters Sputnik and RT are showing impressive gains in acquiring new readers, viewers and listeners in the Arab world, thus helping to restore a sense of balance in the regional media space, says VetoGate, one of Egypt's leading online newspapers.

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28 March 2017

How did Telegram become Russia’s hottest new media in politics?

Telegram, a Russian-made messaging service, also allows users to create channels, and some of these are now used for political discussion and analysis in Russia. They are highly popular among the political establishment, read by tens of thousands of people, cited by journalists, and monitored by politicians. In the prevailing conditions of secrecy in Russian politics, people eagerly follow Telegram's "insiders," especially the anonymous channels.

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27 March 2017

Why India needs to protect its print media

I am an old-fashioned man with wonderful memories. For me, growing up was a joyous period and I recollect how childhood was always an association with a newspaper. I grew up chasing copies of The Hinduand The Statesman as they flew like crazy white birds as the newspaper boy threw them with abandon over a huge garden gate.

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24 March 2017

You get what you pay for: The Times on the economics of online news

The consensus among publishers is people value news but their willingness to pay for it is low. To crack this conundrum, The Times has not only got better at articulating its value but is placing greater significance on better serving the readers that care about its news, instead of chasing scale.

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23 March 2017

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette nixes newspaper home delivery it deems 'too costly'

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will stop delivering copies of its newspaper to at least some Westmoreland County home subscribers and retail customers starting April 1.

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22 March 2017

Inside the strange symbiosis between independent booksellers and publishers

It may sound like a headline from The Onion, but the craziest thing about it is that it’s true: “Local bookseller buys out tech firm next door.” That’s how Anne Hollander describes what’s happening in Dallas, Texas, where Deep Vellum Books is set to expand into a neighboring space at some point in the next three months. Even crazier is that the bookstore is the successful outgrowth of a relatively new small publishing house.

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21 March 2017

Russian parliament orders probe of U.S. media in Moscow

Russia's parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News.

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20 March 2017

Looking to combine print and digital, New York Times will embed reporters’ tweets in their print edition

The battle between print and digital media has led to countless opinions and discourses on social media, with Twitter being the ringleader. And even with the world is slowly turning digital, there still exists a dedicated print user-base, happy to ritually pick up newspapers from outside their doors every morning and read it over breakfast.

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17 March 2017

UK newspapers fight falling Ad revenues

New income sources sought as ad spending slows

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