The Guardian has been a vocal proponent of, and active adherent to, the ideals of the open web. But while some might characterise that model as dictated by an ideologically driven need to be the world's "leading liberal voice", CEO Andrew Miller tells TheMediaBriefing it's more a case of fitting in with the way the web works:
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5th March 2014 09:00
The importance of quality of content and a lesser reliance on the ad industry were the main messages from Top Right Group CEO Duncan Painter’s closing keynote on day 1 of our Digital Media Strategies conference.
4th March 2014 18:40
The Financial Times is known for being a paid-content pioneer, but the newspaper's growing emphasis on print and digital subscribers doesn't mean advertising isn't still a big part of the picture. During an onstage conversation with media analyst Ken Doctor at our Digital Media Strategies Conference, FT CEO John Ridding said the FT is seeing print advertising "stabilising", partly due to the improving macroeconomic climate.
4th March 2014 17:00
“Saying innovation is impossible within large-scale organisations is a risky statement to make” according to New York Times’ executive vice president of digital products and services Denise Warren.
4th March 2014 15:01
The question of whether or not you should integrate print and digital was the running theme of a panel discussion this morning between Hearst digital strategy director Rebecca Miskin, Axel Springer CTO Ulrich Schmitz and Verdens Gang CEO Torry Pedersen.
4th March 2014 15:00
“Historically the editor has been king or queen. Now there has to be room at the table for product development and technology,” said Immediate Media Company’s CEO Tom Bureau at today’s Digital Media Strategy conference.
4th March 2014 14:00
Total time spent online by readers on mobile devices will exceed that of desktop this year if not 2015, according to Enders Analysis CEO Douglas McCabe. McCabe told the Digital Media Strategies conference in London today that the impact of smartphones and tablets is “as great, if not greater, on many traditional content businesses” than the introduction of desktop internet usage.
4th March 2014 12:30
How did Axel Springer tackle the problem of digitisation? By becoming “digital shareholders”, Springer chief technology officer Ulrich Schmitz told the Digital Media Strategies conference today.
4th March 2014 11:30
Newspapers have to separate their new digital ventures, such as mobile and web TV, from their more traditional newsrooms in order to thrive in today’s market and stop to the “legacy conservatives” gaining the upper hand. That’s the main message from Verdens Gang chief executive Torry Pedersen, one of Norway’s largest newspaper groups, speaking at the Digital Media Strategies 2014 conference today.
4th March 2014 09:00
Innovation inside big business often comes with similarly big-business resources – more time, more people and more money. But keeping an iterative approach to product development going inside a startup is another challenge. "Ideas are cheap, but innovation is expensive," said Zeebox cofounder and CTO Anthony Rose, in his talk at the This Is Product Development conference yesterday.
4th March 2014 08:30
Delivering product innovation within an organisation the size of Google is no easy task and presents a big challenge for much smaller companies alike. But working in small teams with an emphasis on the needs of users and the speed in which changes and updates are delivered is a key way in which Google keeps innovation ticking along.