How can ‘The Guardian’ survive?

More than 100 years ago, Britain’s pioneering railway network enabled its national daily newspapers to reach all parts of the country by breakfast-time. It helped to create ... Continue Reading →

Here’s the answer newspapers are not looking for

Was the heyday of newspaper advertising a Faustian pact made in the heady days of the twentieth century? After all, booming display and classified revenues swelled the profits of daily ... Continue Reading →

How daily newspapers can win after all

The successful reinvention of some of the world’s leading publishers is clarifying the future for the best daily newspapers. Axel Springer may still be best known for Bild, Europe’s ... Continue Reading →

Trinity Mirror lessons for newspapers everywhere

It’s been another ‘bad news’ month for UK newspapers. Just a few weeks after Vice founder Shane Smith predicted a media industry “bloodbath”, Britain’s ... Continue Reading →

Can Axel Springer do the ‘impossible’?

Stories about the reinvention of daily newspaper companies are often not what they seem. They tend to involve traditional media groups not so much investing in the future of news as ... Continue Reading →

4 things Jeff Bezos can teach daily newspapers

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon who defined online shopping and re-wrote the rules of commerce. In 1994, he left a well-paid job in a Wall Street hedge fund and thought he would ... Continue Reading →

Why newspapers must dare NOT to be daily

It is almost 200 years since the UK’s pioneering railway network created the opportunity for daily newspapers to reach breakfast tables in every corner of the country. That led ... Continue Reading →

How dailies must change to compete in global news

For more than 50 years, newspapers and TV dominated news coverage almost everywhere. Then, the internet created the low-cost opportunity to go global. Digital natives rushed to change ... Continue Reading →

Can newspapers manage the future of news?

What is it about daily newspapers? Falling circulations and advertising have broken business models that cannot be mended even by booming digital audiences. But you wouldn’t guess ... Continue Reading →

What FT’s success says about future of newspapers

We should not be side-tracked by the one-dimensional debate about whether newspapers will survive or not. They will. But almost everything will be different. Consider: the hundreds ... Continue Reading →

How to find digital success in ‘melting’ media

Newspapers and magazines continue to suffer from falling advertising and circulation revenue. No change there. But, as the paywalls go up all over the world of newspapers, it is becoming ... Continue Reading →

Will the classifieds battle kill paid-for newspapers?

Classified advertising was the unsung hero of print media in the second half of the 20th century. Newspapers and magazines everywhere paid homage to full-colour display advertisers, ... Continue Reading →

‘Generation N’ can put profit into newspapers

It’s been just like the old days in Britain this week. There’s been fierce coverage for and against Margaret Thatcher. And sell-out newspapers reporting her life and death. ... Continue Reading →

Look who’s coming to save daily newspapers…

Journalists like writing about newspapers in a “How-can-the-world-exist-without-us?” kind of way. Not even collapsing readership and advertising revenue can deter them from ... Continue Reading →

Newspapers in 4 countries show how to win a future

Daily newspapers will one day provide the most intriguing episodes in the story of how traditional media was tortured and tamed by the digital new wave. In the week when I learned that ... Continue Reading →