Spotlight: John Stackhouse says the digital revolution has started a bolder age in media and democracy

John Stackhouse, bestselling author and former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, talks with Spotlight about the state of serious journalism and the future of news. Stackhouse shares insights from his new book, “Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution.” He talks about the decline of newspapers, the financial realities hitting news and the growing attention to new media.…

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Spotlight: King Crimson says music is an infinite challenge

Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin from the legendary progressive rock band, King Crimson, talk about passion for music and the band’s musical journey. Spotlight, PressReader’s current events show, caught up with them for a chat during King Crimson’s reunion tour. Their opinion: music is an infinite challenge.…

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Does your news media company really know what “audience” means?

Too often, publishing companies conclude that anyone who sees content can safely be assumed to be an active reader. But true audience members show interest, support, and enthusiasm.

As we know in the publishing business, audience is key. We sell more advertising because of it, we beat our chests when we reach a certain number, and we believe what we are doing is ultimately for “our audience.”

Yet for publishers to move forward and compete in the new technology-laden space that is “the content consumer audience,” they’ve got to stop thinking the solution is another special section or managing the decline in print.…

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