NAA Roundup: WSJ Partners with Times of London on Subscription Bundle

Wall Street Journal Partners with Times of London on Subscription Bundle for Businesses

The Wall Street Journal and The Times of London are launching a joint partnership for a bundled digital subscription package for businesses. Through the partnership, subscribers will have access to both business publications, including daily financial, economic and political coverage in the UK and around the world.

The package will be targeted to senior-level international business readers looking for insights and analysis on British politics, foreign affairs and European businesses. Readers will be able to access the digital publications via this corporate subscription package.

The Wall Street Journal also recently launched new global editions in Europe and Asia. The Journal has planned several WSJ+ events in London, including the distribution of one million copies of the new paper at major travel and transportation hubs, and offices around London. The Journal will also host reader events featuring senior Journal editors and panels on food and art.

AP Expanding Data Journalism Efforts, Style Guide

The Associated Press (AP) announced a grant this week from the Knight Foundation that will go toward expanding distribution of localized data sets to thousands of news organizations and bringing data journalism to a wider array of news organizations. In addition, AP is planning to create data journalism best practices.

The goal of the expansion is to initiate more collaborative projects with newsrooms across the country. The data journalism best practices will be included in the 2017 AP Stylebook as an addendum. AP will also develop and offer a companion online portal for customers to download market-specific information.

Newsy OTT Video New Service Debuts on Watchable

The E.W. Scripps Company’s over-the-top video news service, Newsy, made its debut this week on Comcast’s new cross-platform video service Watchable as a premiere launch partner.

Newsy provides videos on the top news from around the world on a variety of topics. Viewers will be able to watch the videos on-demand through the Watchable platform, which also offers videos from media partners including Buzzfeed, Vox and Vice.

Part of the appeal of Watchable is that it is accessible through several digital channels, including the web, as well at platforms the appeal to younger audiences such as mobile and Comcast’s cloud-based cable TV operating system, X1. Newsy’s content is also available through other OTT services such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.

The platform positions Newsy to provide unbiased journalism to help balance less accurate information found on digital channels.

Staff Updates:

American City Business Journals: Giselle Greenwood has been named editor-in-chief of the Houston Business Journal. As editor-in-chief, Greenwood will oversee the strategic direction and awareness of the Journal’s online and print news products.

Greenwood joined the Journal in 2013 as managing editor, but has been with American City Business Journals since 2003, when she was a reporter at the Austin Business Journal. She later became assistant managing editor of the ABJ.

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.:

Terry Erwin has been named publisher of the Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press. Erwin will work with leaders in the community to help Tahlequah and the surrounding neighborhoods, with efforts such as print advertising and digital initiatives. Erwin was formerly publisher of the Poteau (OK) Daily News in Le Flore County.

Sara Fisher has been appointed general manager of the Pauls Valley (OK) Democrat. Fisher will continue her current role as advertising director, while also serving as general manager.

KPC Media Group: Randy C. Mitchell has joined KPC Media Group Inc. as CEO. Mitchell began his role as CEO on September 21. Mitchell has extensive newspaper management experience, spanning 30 years. He most recently served as a group publisher for GateHouse Media Inc.

Washington Post: Annie Granatstein will join The Washington Post to lead the WP BrandStudio. Granatstein will oversee The Post’s content studio. Granatstein has experience working in branded content strategy, creation, copywriting and video production. She was previously with Slate magazine, where she created programs for major advertisers. She also worked for Tremor Video.


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