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22 June 2012 | Deutsche Welle
22 June 2012 | Knight Centerreported the same newspaper. This Sao Paulo newspaper already had incorporated a paywall system on its tablets and smartphone applications, but now it will be the first Brazilian newspaper to also include the system on its website. The newspaper Estado de S. Paulo and O Globo also said that they will begin charging for access to their digital content, but they have not yet set a date for when this will take place, according to Meio e Mensagem. As explained by Folha, website visitors will be able to read up to 20 texts per month for free. After this, they will be asked to fill out and submit a brief registration, which will then allow readers to access 20 more news or column entries for free. From the 41st entry on, the reader will be asked to do a paid subscription, according to the news site Jornalistas da Web. Before the charging for digital content even started, Internet users had already expressed dissatisfaction and posted messages in the comment section of the newspaper's website and on social networks, reported theMeio e Mensagem.
22 June 2012 | MediabistroOriella surveyed 600 journalists and discovered that more than half (55 percent) used social channels such as Twitter and Facebook to find stories from known sources, and 43 percent verified existing stories using these tools. 26 percent of respondents said that they used social media to find stories from sources they did not know, and almost one in five (19 percent) verified work in progress from sources unknown to them. The figures are even higher in the UK, with 75 percent of journalists using social media to research news from known sources. 52 percent of journalists said their employer’s titles had Facebook pages, while 46 percent had professional Twitter profiles. Oriella’s findings have been documented in an infographic, which takes a closer look at digital journalism today.
22 June 2012 | Venture Beat
22 June 2012 | Knight CenterNational Mobile Media News Consumption Survey show that, despite popular belief, young people are interested in reading news - as long as it's available on mobile devices. These findings, which examined what owners are doing with their mobile devices, are the second part of a 10-part series on mobile devices and news relying on data from the survey. According to these latest survey findings, 67 percent of mobile media owners aged 18-34 used their mobile devices to read local, national, and international news for an average of five hours a week. That compares with 62 percent of mobile media owners aged 35-54 and 58 percent of those aged 55 and older. The survey also showed that iPad owners in particular were more likely to consume news with their mobile device, Poynter said. Overall, about 63 percent of mobile media owners subscribed to print newspapers or newsmagazines, but that number dropped to just 26 percent of mobile media owners aged 18-34. According to Roger Fidler, RJI’s program director for digital publishing and principal survey researcher, mobile devices like tablets are "fostering new media habits that are directly impacting news organizations worldwide. Journalists and news executives can take some encouragement from knowing that nearly all surveys, including this one, have found consuming news to be one of the most popular uses for tablets, even among owners ages 18-34."
22 June 2012 | Reuters