Formal, traditional media, say newspapers, radio and television companies that focused on news broadcasting, have been, together, the pillars that support a free press in the world. They make a rough layer of stainless steel within the ecosystem of information that censorship has often tried to pierce with restrictive laws or the complete suppression of … Continue reading Freedom of the press, until when?
This coronavirus pandemic has rapidly accelerated the transition from the traditional press to the web, a process that was already gradually on-going to give full priority to the “digital first” model. The moment came for us, forcing us to change all work schemes and to atomize our newsroom, so that most of the staff, including … Continue reading Editorial offices are now a desert
It's no coincidence that the world's greatest newspapers, strongly committed to the “digital first” strategy, are focusing on the audio format to spread their news, that is, offering them through podcasts and other auditory transmission models. The new habits of digital users is what's strengthening such trend that privileges the listening over reading, in a … Continue reading To listen, more than to read
Every morning, when we gather around the publishers table to plan the hunt for news, the first thing we do is listen to the voice of our readers. How? Well, checking the ranking of previous news of the printed platform (which are transferred to the digital) and by reviewing some relevant reactions expressed by users, … Continue reading What do readers want to read?
It's undeniable that the readership of the printed newspapers is declining progressively while the digital platforms absorb the largest number of users who want to learn about the everyday news and their evolution throughout the day. This phenomenon is the biggest challenge that newspapers companies face today, which have forced the inevitable swift of the … Continue reading The priorities have changed from the paper to the digital scheme
The success of podcasts, a format that allows audiences to listen to news content at any time and place through smartphones, is inspiring the growing trend of founding digital newspapers based on the audio resource. We already know about the bold and innovative commitment that the Danish magazine "Zetland" has made by converting all its … Continue reading Another dish to “hook” the audiences
Podcasts and storytellings have become two essential pillars for digital journalism, opening the way for the presentation of the news at a time when audiences choose to "see" and "hear" stories, rather than undergo an extensive reading session. Podcasts are stories told orally, preferably supported by sounds that allow the listener to form a better … Continue reading New formats, new narratives
Every morning, as an inviolable ritual, the editorial meeting of the Listin Diario begins with a look at the metrics that reveal which news are read the most, in hierarchical order, on both our printed and digital platforms. To the surprise of those who have chosen the front-page news a day before, on the assumption … Continue reading What most do not read
Readers of yesteryear were the ones that would actually look forward to getting a copy of the daily newspapers in their hands, sometimes having to go outside and reaching out to the stalls, acquiring them from vendors or waiting with eagerness on that delivery man that would leave some at their doors. During that time, … Continue reading Hunting for readers
From a time when the core of the newspapers were ensembled by the cold and impersonal press releases of governmental institutions and the pure and simple declarationism of those which were considered protagonists of society, we've moved to a model of journalism that gets much closer to the interests and needs of readers. Now any … Continue reading Humanitarian journalism