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April 17 2012

13:32

Spain's iPad Mag, Vis à Vis, Shows Growth, Points to New Path

In a small office in Alcala Street, in the center of Madrid, a team of seven young entrepreneurial journalists are working overtime to produce the next issue of digital magazine Vis à Vis.

Conceived exclusively for the iPad and launched in January, Vis à Vis is an interactive, visual and modern publication that wants to reinvent journalism.

The first edition of the magazine recorded up to 42,000 downloads. The third edition was released on April 1, and the team's expectations are very high.

"Journalism is going through a phase in which either you undertake your own idea or you have to conform to the reality of market," said Laura Blanco, the magazine's editor in chief.

Together with Ángel Anaya, she holds the reins of this initiative that forged its roots during their first year at college. The seven editorial staff members are between 23 and 25 years old and studied together in the Spanish city of Valencia. After working on a project involving the editing of a print magazine, they decided to launch their own publication online.

"With the emergence of digital platforms, the entire printed press industry started wobbling," Blanco said.

When the iPad appeared on the market, she and her colleagues realized that it would be a suitable platform for a lifestyle magazine, because it could combine quality content with interactive features.

"In August [2011] we reached Madrid with much uncertainty, but with a lot of hope and enthusiasm," Anaya said. He confessed that the magazine is "his creation" and passionately narrated the gestation process of the idea. In the beginning, the group of friends had to rely on family support to fund their project. When they asked for a small bank loan, they were told that they were "too young to take that risk."

"Free Forever"

Vis à Vis is exclusively edited for the iPad, with all the possibilities that it offers, and a distinctive feature is that it's free of charge. "Free forever," reads its motto.

"Nowadays, it is very difficult to ask people to pay for something they know they can have for free," Anaya said. That is why he bet fully on the digital environment from the start. "In addition, we had observed over the years that tablet readers' profiles were moving from executives with high purchasing power to young readers."

The magazine's content consists of interviews with prominent figures in the areas of sports, television, fashion or gastronomy, presented in a personal "vis à vis" (face to face) setting. "We try to create a special atmosphere with each character. Interviews are always done in a kind of 'petit comité'," Blanco said.



Who's behind Vis à Vis? A meeting with the editorial team. Video: Gina Gulberti


Vis à Vis runs on a basic concept: All content types must be able to be consumed at different times of the day. "From extensive articles that you can read calmly at home during the weekend, up to short and more visual articles that you can rapidly go through on the bus or on the underground, that's what Vis à Vis is all about: a magazine that escapes the ephemeral concept of the paper," Blanco said.

The editorial team relies fundamentally on the power of social networks for its advertising strategy. "Word of mouth worked very fast," Anaya said. The first issue of the magazine launched on January 4 and recorded about 42,000 downloads. In February, the second issue had already reached approximately 38,000 readers within two weeks.

For the third edition, the team has already secured the first advertisements that will finance the project. "Brands are seeing a great advertising potential in the interactivity offered by the iPad," Anaya said. "They are contacting us directly."

Reinventing journalism

Thanks to their enthusiasm, Anaya and his colleagues have gradually overcome, step by step, the challenges posed by a society very anchored in the printed press. Some people have praised the magazine as a great initiative promoting journalism, while others have shown more skepticism with regards to long-term development of the project. Other times, though, some people have become so excited with the project that they have offered to help.

"It is a risky venture to undertake a business in times of crisis. But if you don't do it, you will never be able to aspire to anything better," Blanco said.


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Laura Blanco and Ángel Anaya hold the reins of the initiative.


While Blanco and her colleagues don't see their magazine's only-for-iPad design as a restriction, they don't reject the possibility of producing future versions of the magazine for other platforms. "We are covering a market in full expansion," Anaya said.

The figures seem to prove it: Last February, Apple registered 25 billion downloads from its App Store, and the recent launch of the iPad 3, or New iPad, has beaten records worldwide, with more than 3 million sales in the first four days.

In a media world that's evolving, Vis à Vis relies on two crucial elements for its success: the enthusiasm in reinventing a distribution model and the obstinate belief in the possibility of a new way of doing journalism.

Gina Gulberti holds a Master's degree in Multimedia Journalism. In 2011, she obtained a Robert Shumann scholarship for journalists and worked for the audiovisual unit of the European Parliament in Brussels. She has worked for different Spanish media outlets such as RNE (public Spanish radio), Onda Cero radio and ADN journal. Her interests include Web 2.0., audiovisual production, European policies and independent journalism. Now based in Madrid, she is collaborating with digital newspapers while working for the press office of La Fourchette in Spain.

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December 20 2011

23:23

Net2 Featured Projects 2011: Expert Patient 2.0

The first project to appear in our “reflections on 2011” blog series is Expert Patient 2.0, a project submitted to the NetSquared Project Gallery in June 2011. To better understand the idea behind the project, and learn more what happened since it was submitted to the Project Gallery I talked to Dr. Manuel Serrano Gill, an M.D/Ph.D from Spain who is a president of the Education Health and Society Foundation -- a non-profit national institution, based in the Murcia Community in Spain.

If you have any questions to the interviewee or myself, please do not hesitate to ask. Also: feel free to reach out to Dr. Serrano or to the NetSquared team if you would like to support the Expert Patient Project or collaborate on it.

 

Where It All Starts

Expert Patient is based on exploring how illness management practices are embedded into people’s everyday life, and encourage patients who are currently undergoing a treatment, or successfully finished it to share their experience with others. The overall aim of the project is to empower the patients who suffer from obesity or diabetes by enabling them to act as active participants of the treatment process. Expert Patient 2.0 wants to take the offline therapy meetings to another level -- we can talk and exchange best practises quicker and more effectively in the new 2.0 reality. This is where technology comes into play.

 

2.0

The goal of Expert Patient 2.0 is to translate Dr. Serrano’s expertise into a successful online illness management system. The project would be located on an interactive platform and would involve webinars, video testimonials, articles, forums and online meetups. Even though Dr. Serrano’s project originates from Murcia, Spain it already has an international dimension, as similar activities are taking place in Russia. The project’s aim is to be come truly global (reach-wise), and very local.

 

What Happened since?

Since Dr. Serrano submitted his project to the NetSquared Project Gallery, he has spoken about the concept at many conferences including one on new horizons of medical care in Novosybirsk, Russia, and has been actively looking for collaborators. 

Leave a comment below or contact the Net2 team -- we will connect you with the Expert Patient 2.0 team!

 

Coming soon are the blog posts about other great projects and ideas that were submitted to the Net2 Project Gallery in 2011. Want to know which ones? Stay tuned!

 

June 13 2011

19:09

Anonymous - Turkey detains 32 over online attacks against tib.gov.tr and sgk.gov.tr

Financial Times :: Turkish authorities have detained 32 people they believe to be involved in online attacks by Anonymous, the cyberactivist group. The raids in Turkey follow three detentions last week in Spain of individuals believed to be involved in a spate of attacks on Sony. Anonymous supporters responded to the arrests by knocking out the Spanish police’s website for a few hours over the weekend.

Details, background information - continue to read Tim Bradshaw | Delphine Strauss, www.ft.com

October 26 2010

11:00

Open data in Spain – guest post by Ricard Espelt

Ahead of speaking this week in Barcelona, I spoke to a few people in Spain about the situation regarding open data in the country. One of those people is Ricard Espelt, a member of Nuestracausa, “a group of people who wanted to work on projects like MySociety [in Spain]“. The group broke up and Ricard now runs Redall Comunicacao. Among Ricard’s projects is Copons 2.0: an ”approach to consensus decision making”.

This is what Ricard had to say about the problems around open data, e-democracy and bottom-up projects in Spain:

I think there are three points to bear in mind when we to try to analyse how the tools are changing politics & public administration:

  • The process of the governments to review data, so it will be easier to use data for all the citizens. Open data.
  • The process of the governments to involve the citizens in the decisions. E-democracy.
  • The action of the citizens (individuals or groups) to engage other citizens to work for the community. Is a good way to make lobby and influence in the decisions of the governments.

Spain, like other countries, has been developing all these points with different levels of success.

About the first point, a few governments have started some projects to make the access to data easier. The Basque country and Catalonia are two good examples of the effort of the government to change. But it is not always easy.

A lot of times the public administration is its own worst enemy. It’s very complex because the structure of the administrations make it more difficult to involve everybody and public employers in the change.

Sometimes some encouraged workers try to change the tools: using a blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc. And then the top level of the administration involve themselves in trying to change the structure of their organizations.

However, the local administrations don’t need so many steps and it’s easier to find some successfull projects. Gijón Council is a good example of the benefits of working together in opendata project.

Maybe at the end of the long tail of small communities we can find the best projects about opendata. Maybe they don’t have the best tools but their projects can involve better the citizens in the change. Abla and Copons are a good examples of changing in rural spaces.

Security and attitude

In my opinion, the biggest problem is always the same: security and attitude. The first one is the excuse to not do anything that somebody wants to change and the second one is worse. Because it needs the encouragement of everybody in the organization to review all the processes in their job: public service.

The second point isn’t better. The biggest problem is the choice of roles. A lot of times, the politicians in Spain haven’t been able to express their own opinions and decisions, their political parties decide for them. The political system doesn’t allow individual opinion.

Also the voters can’t choose their political representatives, because the lists are closed. Very often, the political parties haven’t made the lists thinking about the citizens.

The third point is the progress of projects. There are some projects to engage the citizens in politics. But I think it is not easy, maybe the problem is the second point. Only a few people want to get involved in social political projects because a lot of people think that nothing will change in the political system. Some of the projects aren’t bad, but it’s not easy to get results. ‘Arregla mi calle’ is similar to ‘Fix My Street’ in the UK. And the ‘Voota’ project in Spain is like ‘They Work For You’ in the UK. It won’t be easy for these projects to engage a large number of citizens to shake up the structure of the political parties.

October 14 2010

11:50

Largest four Spanish dailies cut 39% of staff between 2003 and 2009

Spain’s four largest newspapers have reduced staff jobs by 39 per cent since 2003 a report by PRNoticias claimed this week, according to the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog.

The publications El Pais, El Mundo, ABC and La Razon have removed 906 jobs between 2003 and 2009 from the 2,325 positions which existed seven years ago.

El Pais, which continues to be the largest employer, has reduced its payroll by 43 percent from 891 employees to 507. According to PRNoticias, the reduction does not mean that all the jobs have been lost because the Prisa Group transferred some of the newspaper’s divisions to other parts of the company.

However, the steeper reduction was introduced by ABC, which cut by half its personnel from 774 to 375 staff members. El Mundo also has less staff as it reduced its staff by 35 percent from 446 people.

The SFN blog also reports that 6,500 Spanish journalists are currently recorded as unemployed and it is predicted that this will increase to almost 10,000 by the end of the year.Similar Posts:



July 13 2010

09:29

A SCOLDED TIMES OF LONDON EDITOR SWAPS HUMBLE PIE FOR A SLICE OF TORTILLA

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The Editor of The Times got yesterday this letter from a well known reader, Miriam Gonzalez,  DeputyPrime Minister Nick Clegg Spanish wife:

Sir, Now that Spain has won the World Cup and Iker Casillas demonstrated on Sunday that he is an outstanding goalkeeper regardless of whether his girlfriend, Sara Carbonero, watches him from the touchline or not, it may be time for you to eat a bit of humble pie. Trying to blame Sara for Spain’s initial lacklustre performance while she was simply doing her job (“Spanish inquisition blames WAG after Swiss vanquish the favourites”, June 17) was not worthy of a newspaper that should treat women for who they are and not simply for what their male partners do. Miriam Gonzalez, London SW15

James Harding, the Editor, has replied to Ms González:

“Congratulations on your team’s victory in the World Cup. You in particular will be glad to know that we scrupulously recognise women for what they are and not what their partners do. We are not over fond of humble pie but if you, Sara Carbonero or Iker Casillas are ever passing, please do drop by for a slice of tortilla.”

Not a bad deal.

July 12 2010

10:03

WE HAD PEP GUARDIOLA AND NOW WE HAVE VICENTE DEL BOSQUE

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The quite man.

A first class coach keeping always a low profile.

Doing his job.

Not acting.

Not playing for the cameras.

The anti-Maradonna.

The anti-Mourihno.

Loved by his team.

Another great soccer coach in the same tradition of Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola.

A happy, happy man.

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The Times of London reports about Vicente del Bosque comments after yesterday’s victory:

“Vicente Del Bosque, the Spain coach, refused to criticise either Webb or Holland, preferring to focus on his team’s feat in winning the World Cup two years after the European Championship.

“I’m here to speak about the beautiful things in football,” Del Bosque said.

“Holland played a good game. It was very intense, balanced and even. It was rough at times, but that’s part of football.

This final had quality football, offensive football, attacking football. Football is moving forward and, in this World Cup in South Africa, which has been an extraordinary success for this continent, the reward today was for beautiful football.”

A “Caballero Español” that is like a British gentleman!

08:40

FANTASTIC PICTURE OF THE OTHER “FURIA ROJA”

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Last night in Pamplona, Spain.

A unique and dramatic picture by Associated Press.

Sanfermin and the “encierros” were out and soccer was in.

What a picture!

July 11 2010

19:29

HOLAND-SPAIN IN TWITTER (HALF TERM)

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My Twitter says that these are the words leading worldwide the conversation as soon as the first term ended:

Spain 5 – Holland 2

Plus De Jong, the Karateka playing on red.

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(Picture by Reuters)

July 07 2010

12:29

BERLINER MORGENPOST: OLÉ, OLÉ, OLÉ!

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Good humor.

Excellent design.

Great creativity.

So the winner is the Berliner Morgentpost.

Olé, olé, olé!

…but what if Spain wins?

(Thanks to Carsten Erdmann, editor in chief of the Axel Springer’s paper).

scaled

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April 24 2010

22:05

Study shows comments fail to raise level of debate

One of the final presentations at ISOJ looked at the content of comments.

The study, Comments in News, Democracy Booster or Journalistic Nightmare (PDF), analysed comments on newspaper websites in Catalunya in Spain

David Domingo, Universitat Rovira i Virgilli (Tarragona, explained that the analysis was based on Habermas: were comments an expression of a democratic debate, expressing logical and coherent arguments.

Most users only left one comment in a debate. Domingo said this showed us that people were not following the conversation.

“They drop in, leave a comment and never come back,” he said.

Domingo said participants never articulate an argument. Rather they expressed feelings about an issue.

There were, he noted, a diversity of viewpoints. But many users expressed disdain about other comments.

There were very few instances of users saying they valued the contribution of other commenters.

The evidence suggests that comments are not adding to a democratic debate.

Domingo said that the rules for participation set by newspapers set the groundwork for a democratic debate. But the news sites did not set the necessary measures to ensure these principles were followed by users.

Rather comments were motivated by economics – to increase traffic and reader loyalty.

The study found two approaches. Hands-off moderation that allowed users to rant. But there was not a higher level of debate on the sites with strict moderation.

Domingo concluded that newspapers incorporated comments as a business decision, rather than as a way of fostering democratic debate online.

April 20 2010

06:42

AbreDatos, a project of Open Data in Spain

I come from Argentina, where the government isn’t obliged by law to give away public information to citizens or NGOs that request it. There are, though, some access-to-information projects ready to be discussed in Congress in the next few days. Still, this is why I’m always amazed by all the open data initiatives in the USA and UK.

But now I can show you an open data project from Spain called Desafío AbreDatos, organized by the ProBonoPúblico association and supported by the Basque Government.

AbreDatos 2010 consists of two days’ programming by groups of 4 developers building websites, apps, widgets or mashups with at least one source coming from a public organization in digital format (APIs, XML, CSV, SPARQL / RDF, HTML, PDF, scanned images). Many of those sources can be found in datospublicos.jottit.com.

Of course the initiative wants to encourage the opening up of public data and transparency of administrations, and some of the projects are very interesting (my favorite is a website that shows if Congress staff really earn their salaries).

One to keep an eye on.

April 14 2010

08:25

Guardian: Spanish court clears newspaper bosses of ETA links

A Spanish court yesterday threw out a case against executives from Basque newspaper Egunkaria, accused of belonging to the terrorist group ETA.

Five newspaper executives, including the paper’s editor, were accused of links to the terrorist group and the paper was closed in 2003 after allegations that it was part-funded by ETA and followed instructions from the group.

But judges in court yesterday suggested that Judge Juan del Olmo, who had ordered the paper’s closure, had “overstepped the limits of his powers and that prejudice against the Basque language had played a part in the prosecution”.

Full story at this link…

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March 10 2010

11:07

The Human Journalism project in Spain

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The journalist and photographer Javier Bauluz is the only Spanish winner of the Pullitzer. He has published a preview of his next project, focused on journalism and human rights, at periodismohumano.com.

“The responsibility of the crisis: the greed of a few and the lack of controls from whom should control them, the representatives of the people and the toxic journalism that reports the reality only in terms of the media corporations’ political and economic interest”.

Such is Bauluz’s view of the current media crisis.

He then describes a picture well-known to anyone who has ever worked in big media: “There are more and more tired journalists, many hostages in their newsrooms, doing and saying what they’re told”.

With this perspective in mind, Bauluz thinks that the only solution to reconstruct journalism is for groups of colleagues to get together and organise online, supported by citizens, foundations and philanthropists. So we can say that non-profit journalism is not only an American or English idea.

“First it was an option, now it’s a need,” argues the Pulitzer prizewinner.

Using the Wordpress platform (and its open source benefits), periodismohumano.com will see daylight in the following weeks with the Universal Declaration of Human Right as their only flag and with all content available in all possible formats:

“If you want to save whales, you’re a member of Greenpeace; if you want doctors in Somalia, you’re a member of Doctors Without Borders; if you want quality information, you’re a member of Periodismo Humano (Human Journalism)”.

February 05 2010

12:42

THE SPANISH CRASH: ZAPATERO AND THE STOCK MARKET

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Yesterday the Spanish Prime Minister was with Obama in a Wahington “prayer breakfast” at the Hilton hotel.

Dammit!

More jobless people.

More deficit.

Less credibility.

Less money.

Less investments.

And Zapatero “praying” in Washington DC.

Well, neither, Good or the stock market listened.

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El Periodico says God seems not to listen Zapatero, and ABC moves his editorial leader to the front page.

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When newspapers have front pages and headlines likes these ones, the political crash is imminent.

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Less prayers, and more political wisdom.

Less prayers, and more political competence.

Less prayers, and more common sense.

So, let’s pray… for Zapatero.

Spain deserves a better government.

Not an aficionado!

UPDATE: Paul Krugman on The Spanish Tragedy.

February 01 2010

10:52

LaInformacion.com: ‘Semantic news’ and the rise of the robots

Some have said the future of journalism belongs to robots. Not the tin-made ones though, the ones that collect and organize information. At LaInformacion, that future is now.

LaInformacion looks just like any other news website, it has all the features we would expect of any other news website. And yet most of LaInformacion’s content is not organized by a team of diligent scribblers but by machines. Mario Tascón, head of LaInformacion’s parent company Diximedia, explains how it’s done:

From 12:00 am until 6:30am the editor in chief is an algorithm that selects and organizes the news that we get. It analyzes social network and search engine trends in real time. It’s a less expensive way to maintain a website during certain periods, and if you can’t notice it, it’s because it doesn’t work that bad.

According to Tascón the algorithm produces a huge amount of information: “More than 5,000 stories get into the system every day, including videos, texts and infographics.” That’s five times more than elpais.com, the second most read news website in Spain. A substantial part of that content isn’t generated in their newsroom but sourced from a network of partners: websites specialising in sports, technology, international affairs, etc. And since the source material is monitored in real time, they don’t have to worry about breaking news.

LaInformacion has a great technological frame that lists thousands of news stories in real time, so our approach to ‘breaking news’ uses far fewer resources than the traditional media. Breaking news is analyzed by the machines, using ’semantic intelligence’. With that part of the job in the hands of the algorithms, journalistic resources are dedicated to researching elaborate stories and providing them with added value, and to experimenting with new narratives and different techniques.

Though it’s only been officially out of the beta phase since September, LaInformacion has already established a solid audience. According to Nielsen’s ratings, the site had 1.6 million users in December. Elmundo.es, which came top of the list, had 6 million. Asked how he felt about the paywall model, something he worked with whilst running elpais.com, Tascón’s answer was quite simple: “[Pay walls] are not going to work for those who want to develop the business. If the main goal is to protect print, let them shut down their websites, but they will kill their brands by doing so.”

If he’s right, the initial investment of 26 million Euros  (22.5 million pounds) will be covered by the enterprise’s fourth year. In an environment where the market and the technology are developing faster than any model has time to establish itself, what are the next steps for Lainformacion then?

“To be fast and focus on what we know how to do best. As for the rest, associate with those who do it well.”

LaInformacion's trinity: users, robots and pros


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December 15 2009

20:39

Portadista: the new role of looking after the home page

When I translated the sixth part of the Model for the 21st Century Newsroom into Spanish, I learned some of the new roles for journalists in news organizations.

Now I have the chance to write about a new role for digital journalists thanks to my Argentinian colleague Alvaro Liuzzi, who recently visited Spain to interview some of the directors of national news websites for his documentary on Hispanic online newsrooms (Argentina, Peru and Spain).

The Editorial Director of 20minutos.es, Virginia Pérez Alonso, told him about a new position they created to permanently control the long home page of the site to make sure everything is correct (links, images, headlines) and to track the most popular stories in each column, using their own software that shows real time stats.

They call this new position the “Portadista” (Portada is Spanish for home page). This is how it works in the newsroom:

  • The “portadistas” are journalists [This may seem obvious but it is important to note that it's necessary for the people in charge of this job to have journalistic skills].
  • There are three portadista shifts every day, and the first one arrives at 7 AM. They say it is a exhausting job so they change the people in charge every 15 days.
  • They receive all the information from the journalists via Google Docs and organize the home page according to that.
  • Then they proceed to review the hole home page, check the links, control that the verbal tenses are correct, the photos, etc.
  • They constantly monitor that the home page doesn’t exceed a maximum file size. If that happens they have to take out images, cut articles and reduce their size.

November 25 2009

08:22

Editors Weblog: Catalan journalist launches paid-for, online-only news site

Editors Weblog translates a report from El Mundo on Catalan journalist Arcadi Espada, who is to launch a paid-for news site, Factual, on November 30.

The site will charge €50 a year for access to unlimited content and has a starting budget of €250,000.

According to the report, Espada has been a staunch supporter of the growth in online-only news websites in favour of print publications. The launch of Factual, however, follows the closure of award-winning Spanish news site Soitu.es last month.

Full story at this link…

Introductory video from Factual – in Spanish – below:

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November 20 2009

09:28

The fall of a news site: the Spanish case of Soitu.es

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Like in the music or art fields, we, the Spanish-speaking people, allways look to the Anglo-American world to see what the new trends and innovation about digital journalism are (and laugh when Rupert Murdoch opens his mouth).

But now we can show our own example of a news site that tried to survive in this ecosystem and… died. But it’s all about trial and error!

I’m talking about Soitu.es, which closed its highly-regarded doors after 22 months of life. Of course, its demise had a strong impact in the blogosphere, its increasing traffic more than 10% in the last month.

This Spain-based news site was born in the wrong way, trying to show off with an enormous and fancy newsroom of almost 40 people, in times when the bet must be low-cost. The correct path is to start with a smaller staff and try to grow when the cash starts flowing in. Instead, Soitu.es made an alliance with the BBVA bank, that soon came to an end when they didn’t see the profitability, taking the whole project down with them. Its Director, Gumersindo Lafuente, blamed the financial crisis – as expected – after he spent money on their own CMS and ad server instead of using the great open source options available.

With this experience in mind, David De Ugarte came up with a few key points to make your news site a sure failure:

  • Over-budget your project: There is nothing quite like having great amounts of money from the beginning to install in your team the habits that will make you fail, while the expectations of your investors remain high.
  • Abandon your own speech about reality: Comment uncritically on all the fashionable stuff. Cut no ice. Don’t believe in anything and stand for anything and with a bit of luck they won’t remember anything you published.
  • Don’t allow users to identify with you: people used to buy El País newspaper – or any newspaper, for that matter – as a militant action or a way of life. If you want to fail you can’t allow something like that to happen. Don’t let them associate you with something in particular and don’t make yourself specialist in anything.
  • Have a “paper mindset”: pay columnists to write like they have been doing it all their lives without a single link for contextualization.
  • Burn time and capital as fast as you can: organize conferences and invest while you can in nice headquarters with fancy furniture.

November 11 2009

20:18

Model for a 21st Century Newsroom – in Spanish

In April Maxim Salomatin translated the Model for a 21st Century Newsroom series into Russian. Now Maura Accurso has translated it into Spanish. All 6 parts, which make up around 10,000 or so words. It’s an incredible feat, and I’m enormously grateful.

News Diamond in Spanish

So, here they are, part by part:

  1. Part 1: The News Diamond – http://tejiendo-redes.com/2009/09/02/el-diamante-de-noticias-modelo-para-la-redaccion-del-siglo-xx1-1ra-parte/
  2. Part 2: Distributed Journalism – http://tejiendo-redes.com/2009/09/07/periodismo-distribuido-modelo-para-la-redaccion-del-siglo-xxi-2da-parte/
  3. Part 3: 5 Ws and a H that should come after every story – http://tejiendo-redes.com/2009/09/21/6-preguntas-que-deberian-venir-despues-de-cada-noticia-modelo-para-la-redaccion-del-siglo-xxi-3ra-parte/
  4. Part 4: News distribution in a new media age – http://tejiendo-redes.com/2009/10/06/la-distribucion-de-las-noticias-en-un-mundo-de-nuevos-medios-modelo-para-la-redaccion-del-siglo-xxi-%e2%80%93-4ta-parte/
  5. Part 5: Making money from journalism online: new media business models – http://tejiendo-redes.com/2009/11/02/ganando-plata-con-el-periodismo-modelos-de-negocio-de-los-nuevos-medios-modelo-para-la-redaccion-del-siglo-xxi-5ta-parte/
  6. Part 6: New journalists for new information – http://tejiendo-redes.com/2009/11/11/nuevos-periodistas-para-un-nuevo-flujo-de-informacion-modelo-para-la-redaccion-del-siglo-xxi-%e2%80%93-6ta-parte/

(As an aside, The Spanish Press Association approached me last year for permission to translate it too but I’ve never seen it. Perhaps they got bored after part 1… or perhaps they’re just rude. Anyway, if you’ve seen it, let me know.)

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