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The publishing frequency question…

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The publishing frequency question…

Garcia starts his short presentation by saying that he believes print will be eternal, but “it has to reinvent and adapt to survive. The key is trying to figure out what role print will play in an increasingly multimedia world.”

The good news, he says, is that print does have its role, thanks to that offline, lean-back experience it still provides.

“I am working on three newspapers that will be born in 2013 in print. I cannot mention where they are but I can say they are not in North America. They were not thinking about launching these products in digital, but in print. There are places around the world where print is absolutely thriving.”

Garcia highlighted a few examples of newspapers that are adapting their print products.

The Washington Post is differentiating roles of platforms, developing its digital strategy and revamping its Sunday newspaper. With the Sunday edition, the Post has taken a detour of the traditional five W’s of journalism featuring a lot of feature-oriented, investigative, splashy reports on its front and inside pages.

El Tiempo in Colombia has reduced its six-edition print product to just three sections.

You may download Mr Garcia's presentation on slideshare.


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Dean Roper


2012-09-04 17:24

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