How online publishers implement a paywall determines its success


Metered or paywall-limited access to online and digital publications is the buzz these days, but it takes more than a pay button to make it work. Press+ is one of the platforms that got a bit of coverage lately. A platform that has had some success in the Eastern part of the EU is Piano Media. Piano Media has recently started to penetrate the Western part of the EU so it’s interesting to see what makes their offering successful.

Big Data in publishing: pitfalls

Big Data

A group of 80 journalists across multiple EU-countries decided to go on a Big Data analysis adventure. They wanted to expose tax fraudsters in the EU. The results were so-and-so. It shows that Big Data needs Big Brains and a new kind of self-discipline.

Equilibrium launched new MediaRich ECM for SharePoint 4.3

Equilibrium launched its new release of MediaRich ECM for SharePoint 4.3. It has a number of new features and improvements that will appeal to online publishers using Microsoft’s collaboration software. The Instant-On capability has been expanded throughout SharePoint 2010/2013. By simply turning on in any library, Search and Enterprise Search now has Visualization, multi-page UniZoom […]

How to use WordPress 3.5 for news curation

Screenshot of feeds list

WordPress has the largest installed base for blogs in the world. But it’s more than blogging software. WordPress has an enthusiastic plug-in developers community and those have been constantly building plug-ins to expand the WordPress core. Today, with a couple of plug-ins activated, WordPress is a true CMS. And with the right plug-in, it becomes a news curation resource in its own right.

Guide to publishing in 2013: the basics of content creation

Image representing publishing -- it shows magazines, painted with oil paint.

There are several challenges when publishing and creating content. The most important is the ability to create a storyline that you can gradually reveal over the 300 to 1,000 words a story usually holds. This can be in writing, but in the digital age it can just as well be an audio recording with you […]

Linking to your site is copyright infringement?

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I read a group of Irish newspapers is trying to convince their government that links should be paid for. If you link to a page on their site, you should pay them for the link. Peculiar or not?

Combine DAM benefits with strong publishing capabilities and you’ll get PublishingNOW! – a report


Van Gennep, a Dutch developer of publishing systems, made a name and a reputation for itself with its editorial flat plans, which have been copied by others but never with the same feature richness. Flat plans are still an integral part of Van Gennep’s current flagship product: PublishingNOW!, but the unique feature that sets PublishingNOW! apart from everything else out there is its DAM foundation.

Spundge, a news feed grouping site

News feed screen

Spundge has already been called “a tool all journalists should try”. And Spundge PRO is being used by the team that just launched, a new global business news outlet from Atlantic Media. It sounded like this new breaking news feed grouping or curation site could be a real gem, but is it?

ScreenFlow Total Publishing Solution


Telestream partners with Leaping Brain Labs to offer screencasters and video teachers a complete web-store front-end solution. I went through the setup process and found it to be more than just a web-store.

Quark’s PressRun integrated with new App Studio

HTML5 apps with AppStudio and PressRun cloud services

Quark announced the new App Studio, its next-generation digital publishing solution. The new App Studio enables the creation of HTML5 apps at a much lower cost than before. It also requires less effort than other solutions. By combining the HTML5 technology from the recent acquisition of PressRun with Quark’s existing digital publishing technology, App Studio now allows users to create customised apps with HTML5, QuarkXPress, InDesign, and XML.