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Leading Italian daily La Repubblica has joined forces with the financial information giant Bloomberg to create a finance and business section hosted on Repubblica's website.

Repubblica has been the most-visited general news site in Italy for the past 14 years and this partnership with finance behemoth Bloomsberg is intended to give the publication the edge in the digital financial information game. La Repubblica is the first daily newspaper outside of the United States to have struck up a partnership with Bloomberg, and is only the second daily in the world to do so, after The Washington Post.

The move is intended put more information on the hands of Repubblica's journalists. The official press release announcing the deal stated "The site will be run by Repubblica editorial staff, making use of the wealth of information offered by Bloomberg (financial data, international economic news, and audiovisuals) and the contribution of Repubblica journalists, columnists and foreign correspondents".

Sources: Repubblica, Repubblica and Bloomberg press release

Author

Katherine Travers

Date

2011-09-14 16:01

Interested in Bloomberg Business Week? There's an app for that. The magazine launched its iPad app today, April 11. Print subscribers get the application for free while non-subscribers pay $2.99 a month subscribing via iTunes, reported Business Insider. A print issue subscription at newsstands is $4.99.

Many other publications have been reluctant to sign with Apple. Business Week is the first business publication to accept Apple's terms. The head of the mobile team Oke Okaro said to paidContent, "We are very pleased with Apple's terms." Other publications have faltered after hearing of Apple's 30 percent cut and restrictions on pricing for other offers. Despite the conditions, Popular Science, one of the first magazines to sign on to the iPad, and has reported success with its app in the last few months.

Publishers have also been reluctant to let Apple keep their costumer information as having those statistics can help with development and advertising. Okaro said that information was still available to the publication through other opportunities, such as reader surveys.

Author

Meghan Hartsell

Date

2011-04-11 18:26

In an industry that has been facing several setbacks in the past years, Bloomberg News stands out, as the American Journalism Review notes. While many news media outlets are downsizing and trying to find ways to cut back, Bloomberg L.P. plans on adding 150 journalists to its current number of 2,300 and paying them salaries of a reported $500,000, according to The New York Times.

Several factors account for Bloomberg's current success, AJR believes. Its dedication to being the first and best has given it credibility; its acquisitions have added to its ability to provide its readers with the information they desire; and its branding appeals to its audience.

Author

Meghan Hartsell

Date

2011-03-02 17:49

Professor Steve Schifferes, a former BBC economics correspondent, speaking at his first lecture as City University London's new professor of financial journalism, said that news organization need to offer better analysis and commentary on financial issues if they want to regain the public's trust, Journalism.co.uk reported.

"The next generation of journalists would have to knock down the divide between political and financial reporting and take a much broader, analytical view of the economy than they have done in recent years", he said.

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Federica Cherubini

Date

2011-02-18 18:21

Politico plans to launch a subscription news service on what Congress, federal agencies and trade associations are doing concerning health care, energy and technology, reported the New York Times. Politico Pro will launch early next year and will cost $1,495 to $2,500 for the first topic and $1000 for each subsequent one, the NYT said.

The new service will involve hiring 50 people, 40 of them journalists.

The Washington DC-based political news site saw an opening in a market which executive editor Jim VandeHei believes is wrongly perceived as overserved, according to the NYT. The target audience would presumably be lobbyists and government offices, similar, the NYT noted, to publications like Congressional Quarterly and National Journal.

The hope is that Politico Pro will provide another significant source of revenue for Politico, which makes a good deal of its income from advertising in its print edition: available free in locations around Capitol Hill and Washington DC. Politico's owner Allbritton Communications started a local news site in Washington this summer, TBD.com.

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Emma Goodman

Date

2010-10-26 18:02

The FT Group, publisher of The Financial Times, revealed that digital subscriptions to the newspaper grew by 50 percent to more than 180,000 in the first nine months of 2010, paidContent.org reported today.

The division, which is part of Pearson publishing group, saw a 11 percent increase in sales "thanks to a strong performance at the Financial Times, both in the digital and hard-copy newspaper formats," the FT.com informed.

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Emma Goodman

Date

2010-10-26 10:58

Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende announced that it was launching a business news app for the iPad prior to the device's official launch in the country, Journalism.co.uk informed. The Berlingske Business app features daily content from the outlet's website as well as previews of the following day. Berlingske predicted that it would be developing more features for the app, such as broadcast news content.

"We have a strategy that our content must be available on the platforms where our customers are. And I believe that our customers and readers in the future also will be on computers and iPads, which offers very interesting opportunities, because here we are able to charge for content. This is a new platform that does not suffer like the web, where everything from the beginning was given away. It gives us a new business model that we want to help to develop," said Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media.

The initiative was started three months ago as a project collective was set up with a limited number of members and a small budget. The team followed the development of the tablet device closely. The majority of the app was designed by a newspaper designer from the title's print edition, who has no experience working on Berlingske's website.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-25 17:46

News weekly Bloomberg Businessweek plans to publish a series of country specific reports to provide global business leaders and advertisers with deep and unique insights on the leading industrial countries in the global economy, according to a press release posted on BusinessWire. The inaugural edition of the country-specific report series will focus on Germany, and will be featured in the Oct. 4-10 issue.

The launch is set to coincide with the 20th anniversary celebrations of German reunification and will be available on newsstands from Oct. 1. This move by the news weekly is aimed at capturing the interest of readers and attracting readership from its rivals, Fortune and The Economist, according to MediaWeek.co.uk.

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Emma Goodman

Date

2010-09-24 11:13

Bloomberg News is doing things a little differently. In stark contrast to media heavyweights such as The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London and The New York Times, Bloomberg has launched a fresh version of its business news website supported solely by ads rather than subscription fees. A free-content approach to news provision would seem to be a departure from the company's traditional revenue model which revolves around selling subscriptions to its Bloomberg Terminals data feeds at the price of $1500/month.

In addition to its free business news offerings, minOnline reports that Bloomberg is set to become "the only major news provider to make accessible online a live feed of its TV broadcasts. A TV tab from the home page lands the users on a large media player running the current programming from Bloomberg Television as well as a library of recent clips and interviews."

Author

Colin Heilbut

Date

2010-06-22 17:21

In the media battle raging between The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for New York City, the WSJ has the technological advantage. Writing for TechCrunch Erick Schonfeld reports that the Wall Street Journal is using the geo-based social networking service Foursquare to maximize their market penetration.

Schonfeld reports that the WSJ has created three different types of badges for the various demographics the Journal hopes to attract. The three badges include a Banker Badge, a Urban Adventurer Badge, and a Lunch Box badge which will be awarded to readers who access the WSJ for information corresponding to the financial world, neighbourhood reviews, and dinning recommendations.

While Schonfeld doubts that the WSJ's presence on Foursquare will "convince New Yorkers to turn to the Wall Street Journal for local reporting," the badges represents the increasing number of partnerships occurring between publications and the social networking service.

Author

Robert Eisenhart

Date

2010-04-27 13:50

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