AP | Huffington Post :: The restrictions appear to be part of a larger effort by French networks TF1 and France Televisions to syndicate coverage of the French president.
The Wrap :: CNN reporter Ivan Watson encountered an occupational hazard on Saturday, as he was detained by Turkish police while delivering an on-air report.
Washingtonian :: After 18 miserable months in New York, the pioneering blogger is back in DC with plans to transform journalism all over again.
New York Times :: The media, Ari Schulman, the executive editor of The New Atlantis says, “have been nearly perfect participants” in the “ritualistic response” that incentivizes these horrific episodes. It’s past time, he believes, to rethink that and to change it.
Broadcasting Cable :: As part of a larger push by NBCUniversal to expands its TV everywhere offerings, Esquire Network has started live streaming of Esquire Network’s programming on the net’s new mobile app Esquire TV Now and at esquiretv.com/Now.
Guardian :: The big newspaper groups are setting up their own industry watchdog, Ipso, but it will be a toothless creature loyal only to its keepers, not the public.
Huffington Post :: A reporter asked me for reaction to news that Google has put up a form to meet a European court's insane and dangerous ruling and allow people to demand that links to content they don't like about themselves be taken down. Here's what I said:
New York Times :: If you are wondering why Amazon would subject its customers to this inconvenience and wish to understand what’s really happening between Amazon and Hachette — and, indeed, all the major book publishers — you need to know the meaning of the word monopsony.
Telegraph Media Group increased its operating profit by £2.7m to £61.2m in 2013, making it by far the most profitable of the UK's 'quality' newspaper titles.
The profit was on turnover down 0.7 per cent year on year to £325.3m. Despite falling print circulation, cover price rises meant circulation revenue was up. The company also reported growing digital revenue and lower newsprint and distribution costs.
The operating profit was before exceptional items. The profit before tax figure was slightly down for 2013 at £57m, compared with £57.2m in 2012.
The Telegraph has yet to reveal any information about the performance of its website metered paywall which was introduced in April 2013. The title charges an annual subscription of £20 a year to readers who wish to read more than 20 articles a month on its website.
The Times and Sunday Times reported operating losses of £5.9m for the year to March 2013.
The Financial Times Group reported operating profit of £55m in 2013, but the Financial Times itself is believed to account for less than half of that figure.
Guardian News and Media made a loss of £30.9m for the year to March 2013 on turnover of £196.3m.
The Independent made a loss of £16.6m in the year to September 2012 but was expected reduce its losses last year.
Telegraph Media Group is privately owned by the Barclay brothers.
Here is the announcement in full:
The financial statements for the Telegraph Media Group Limited (“the Group”) for the year ended 29th December 2013 have been filed at Companies House.
The statements show that the Group recorded an operating profit before exceptional items of £61.2 million for the 52 weeks to 29thDecember 2013, compared with an operating profit before exceptional items of £58.5 million in 2012. Operating profit after exceptional items was £57.8m (2012; £58.4m).
The Group delivered a good trading performance given the challenging trading environment at a time when the economy was still in recovery. Turnover for the year fell to £325.2 million, down -0.7% on 2012. The continuing challenges facing print media led to a year on year decline in print advertising revenues, mitigated in part by a marginal increase in circulation revenues. The decline in print revenues was further mitigated by continuing growth in digital revenues.
The marginal fall in overall revenues was more than offset by lower operating costs. Notable savings on newsprint and distribution were reinvested in digital publications and products. As a result of this, there was an increase in operating profit before exceptional items of £2.7 million (+4.6%) to £61.2m.
Profit before tax was £57.0 million compared with a profit before tax of £57.2 million in 2012.
IANS Live :: The story is a bit topsy-turvy these days as far as journalism education goes, especially in the tribal areas in Central India. Instead of rural students coming to teachers in cities, teachers are going to 'adivasi haats' or weekly markets.
The Globe And Mail :: There is a slight preference for images of Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horvath over Tim Hudak in The Globe’s coverage of the Ontario election campaign
Gawker :: Vice Media is one of the hottest media properties in America. It's the counterculture empire that even Rupert Murdoch could love. Vice's founder, Shane Smith, has speculated his company could raise tens of billions of dollars. So why are its employees so broke and pissed off?
Advanced TV :: Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Media Briefing :: Future Plc announced yesterday it is selling its Sport and Craft portfolio to Immediate Media in a deal worth up to £24 million.
Digiday :: Marketers are marathon runners. They plan creative and media campaigns months or even a year or two in advance, then execute for at least as long. Publishers are sprinters, running content within hours of its creation.
Digiday :: Sharing numbers from FTW and BuzzFeed make a case for why publishers may be ignoring WhatsApp at their own peril.
The Wrap :: Laverne Cox graces the cover of Time magazine exactly one month after she failed to make the Time 100 list. She stands as the face of their cover story, “The Transgender Tipping Point.”
PBS Mediashift :: The word metadata sounds potentially confusing but is really very simple. Its direct translation is “data about data.” When we’re talking about books, it simply means all the information about your book that isn’t the story itself.
Re/code :: Big moves at the top.
Poynter :: At this moment, I am at my dining room table in Los Angeles with two laptops, a cellphone and an iPad. I work with staff writers who live in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and just outside of Tampa.
Mediapost :: The value of TV is declining in some areas -- including the “perceived value” free, ad-supported Web sites that run TV shows are slipping and pay TV monthly subscriptions. Subscription video services have a slightly higher value.
Contently :: From hot digital upstarts to the media old-guard, a clear trend emerges: data is quickly changing the way journalists tell stories.
Poynter :: Newspapers and magazines attract 19 percent of total advertising spending, Mary Meeker says in her annual Internet trends report. But consumers, she says, spend only 5 percent of their time reading them.
Medialife Magazine :: LPM households will bump up an average 30 percent over the next two years, heeding media people's longtime plea for greater sampling.
Medialife Magazine :: It appears Omnicom Media Group will be the first agency group to make programmatic buys on Twitter.
Broadcasting Cable :: Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said the company is testing usage-based pricing in only two or three markets, but did suggest it was a way for web users to share the costs of surfing an exponentially growing tidal wave of bits.
GigaOM :: Amazon spoke out on its contract dispute with book publisher Hachette, saying it’s unlikely the parties will reach an agreement any time soon. The retailer also said it’s offered to fund half of an “author pool” to mitigate the impact on Hachette authors’ lost royalties.
eMarketer :: Publishers appear positive about their digital future. That’s what May 2014 research by Cxense in conjunction with Editor & Publisher found.
The Newspaper Works :: However, Canon account manager Rick Slowgrove reckons news photographers have a chance to use their unique skills to create video from a perspective not usually seen.
Re/code :: A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram.
Digiday :: A Business Insider story about how branded accounts are made ends becomes its own story about the clickbait headlines that have come to shape the Web today.
Digiday :: Medium is expanding the publisher part of its platform pitch with a series of internal editorial verticals.
Marketing Land :: Facebook, recognizing that its users don’t necessarily want to know everything that their friends are doing on Facebook, announced today that it will be prioritizing stories that are shared purposefully over those that are auto-posted.