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Three years digital transformation at Der Spiegel: a retrospective.

In 2019, two newsrooms – print and online – merged. In 2020, two brands became one. Digital was relaunched in 2020, print in 2021. This is a retrospectve of a transformative path that has changed Der Spiegel from inside out. Continue readingThree years digital transformation at Der Spiegel: a retrospective.

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When technology unleashes creativity: the renaissance of the digital spoken word.

Video might have killed the radio star, but the spoken word is alive and thrives. A (re) discovery path between technology and fresh ideas.Continue readingWhen technology unleashes creativity: the renaissance of the digital spoken word.

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Leading Transformation: a book summary.

Envisioning the possible, breaking down resistance, and prototyping the future: how to lead (digital) transformation with storytelling, neuroscience and metric. The key ideas of the book “Leading Transformation”, summarised in cards .Continue readingLeading Transformation: a book summary.

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Substack: a critique.

A critique in nine articles, selected for you between November 2020 and March 2021. The dream of a better media world, the distrust of venture capitalists, the fear of new…Continue readingSubstack: a critique.

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A world of teachers, a world of learners.

As the “passion economy” paradigm is challenging the “platform economy” (i.e. the domain of demand/offer orchestrators, global marketplaces, and social networks), so its extension to the world of learning is democratising the teaching and learning experience: it allows to offer much more than what MOOCs cover, both in terms of topics and of experience.Continue readingA world of teachers, a world of learners.

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Axios HQ: transforming an editorial format into a new business.

It is not new that some publishers, after having invested in developing their own editorial platforms and adTech tools, have started a side business by licensing those solutions to other media…Continue readingAxios HQ: transforming an editorial format into a new business.

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Google News Showcase: what´s in it for publishers?

What publishers can expect from the new Google News Showcase and why they should embrace it (but also develop a publisher-led aggregator alternative). Continue readingGoogle News Showcase: what´s in it for publishers?

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Inside Patreon, the champion of the Passion Economy.

A record number of artists, musicians and creatives joined Patreon to compensate the revenues lost during the pandemic, asking their fans to subscribe to them and pay a monthly fee. After all, if you get Netflix and Amazon by subscription, why not your favourite band? A journey into Patreon and its business model. Continue readingInside Patreon, the champion of the Passion Economy.

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Is there a future beyond the platform economy? Yes, and it has a name: welcome to the passion economy.

Patreon is the original champion of a new ecosystem that has been popularised in the late 2019 by Jin Li, a former investor at Andreessen Horowitz, and Adam Davidson, an American journalist working at the National Public Radio, under the charming name of “Passion Economy”.
In this ecosystem, passionate individuals and knowledge professionals can make money out of their talents and turn passions in a livelihood by developing a direct relationship with their audience and customers. Continue readingIs there a future beyond the platform economy? Yes, and it has a name: welcome to the passion economy.

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The intranet strikes back.

This is a list of nine things that your Intranet must be, can do, shall change to be the best companion of our new normality: my nine takes on making the most of this pandemic times and put the intranet back at the core of your organization, as an enabler, a destination point, a place to make you feel good and work best.Continue readingThe intranet strikes back.

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Data Visualization tools for non-developers: top choices.

This list is shorter and focused on tools used extensively by newsrooms or suitable for individual creators that need visualize data within a narrative or a presentation. The selected solutions offer all of them a free edition or they are natively 100% free and open-source and are all compliant with the EU GDPR.Continue readingData Visualization tools for non-developers: top choices.

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Thriving in a world without third-party cookies.

Let’s see the positive side of the death of third-party cookies: there is an opportunity to rebuild the ad-funded media. And a lot of work to be done. One thing is sure: we must rebuild the advertising-funded media with privacy-by-design principles at heart. In this world to be rebuilt, the first-party data will be the new currency.Continue readingThriving in a world without third-party cookies.

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The making of a better Internet, one solution at a time: meet Scroll.

Scroll is a subscription-based system that integrates with a network of news websites (300 at launch and growing) to allow its members to navigate those sites 100% ad-free and with cross-device, improved user experience. Continue readingThe making of a better Internet, one solution at a time: meet Scroll.

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It´s a mobile-first world: Stories, from social platforms to the open web.

Visual, immersive, interactive, mobile-friendly, mixed-media: it´s been years since publishers of any genre, newsmedia and brands started creating new types of visually-driven narratives.  We saw lots of custom developments; we…Continue readingIt´s a mobile-first world: Stories, from social platforms to the open web.