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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Blogging and the European Perspective

Interesting to note in the recent Technorati State of the Blogosphere/2008 report that European bloggers are, in general, younger and more predominantly male (73%) than US bloggers (57% male).  It appears that European bloggers’ median annual profit (from advertising on their blogs) is 54% higher and their average monthly blog traffic is 33% higher than their US…

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Greenslade on New Media: The 2008 AMEC Awards Keynote Speech

Amid last night’s awards and celebrations, media commentator Roy Greenslade gave a fantastic keynote speech which balanced nostalgia for print journalism with the realities of a modern media world: “Even those of us with print in our veins” must recognise that newspapers are doomed, as print is a “dying business model”. While the basic premise of the…

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Metrica measures up a perfect 10 at the 2008 AMEC Awards!

We’ve been debating this morning if we need to extend our boardroom to create more wall space to put the ten awards we collected at last night’s AMEC Awards… As one presenter joked: “I hope you’ve got a bus to take all these home in…!” It is a huge testament to the talent, skill, passion, dedication and diligence…

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What goes online stays online

(Former) Birmingham Mail reporter Adam Smith recently became a YouTube ‘sensation’ for all the wrong reasons. While in the USA working as a volunteer for Barack Obama’s campaign, Smith was filmed, drunk, claiming that he filed copy while drunk and plagiarised the BBC website. Smith wasn’t the first and won’t be the last person to…

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Is online news killing print?

Following my post earlier this week about media trends, we have been asked specifically about how the drive to online is affecting newspaper readership.  We have updated the Media Trends report with some new statistics to highlight this.  The report can be downloaded by clicking the link below: DOWNLOAD MEDIA TRENDS REPORT There is a popular perception that…

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