Marketers hope the SXSW launch of an innovative app will give the 143-year-old Texas newspaper a 21st century image.
Visitors to The Financial Times' Glass City landing site "gain deeper insights into world business" by experiencing the London-based newspaper's news analysis and commentary distilled into a microcosm of onscreen interactive elements that link back to FT.com.
The overall local media market will reach $149.4 billion by 2015 at an annual growth rate of 1.7%, according to a forecast from advisory firm BIA/Kelsey. Total local advertising revenues for 2011 will total $135.9 billion, a slight decrease compared with the $136.2 billion the firm forecasted back in March.
RR Donnelley & Sons has acquired Journalism Online, a Web-based publishing service, the companies said March 24. The deal will allow RR Donnelley to incorporate Journalism Online's Press-Plus technology, which enables publishers to offer readers a range of online subscription options, into its services.
The New York Times announced today that it would begin charging for access in 2011.
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