The top story in my international media newsletter is The Guardian’s great news that it has broken even for the first time since 1998. I worked at the Guardian from 2006 to 2010, and it has been great to see the turnaround since Kath Viner took over as editor.
I think that the BBC article, an extra link not on the newsletter, summarises all of the things that went into this change in fortune. My friend and Indian media-tech superstar Durga Raghunath has the
In the BBC analysis, they attribute part of the change in fortune from
Emily Bell who ran the digital editorial operations when I was there also had a couple of excellent points on Twitter.
Other top stories in the newsletter today:
- A blog about the data that the UK government isn’t releasing. Love it.
- How the decision by New Zealand’s largest newspaper to launch a digital subscription scheme will affect the media landscape there.
- Get ready. Half of all social media use in the US will be mobile this year. Wait didn’t that happen a long time ago?
That is the newsletter today. If you have a story that you think is worth including, shoot it to me on Twitter @kevglobal. And if you want to subscribe to the newsletter, go here.