Felix Salmon, the former Reuters media blogger now setting up shop at Fusion, makes a splash with his initial entrée by decrying the journalist's focus on scoops. Doesn't matter, he argues, no one but the journos care. With the exception of market-moving newswires, it's an issue the craft should give up.
John McDermott, writing for Digiday, argues that newspapers are lagging in the mobile race. While Americans are now spending more time with their mobile devices than their desktop ones, newspapers have not captured the proportionate space in the new model. If anything, he suggests they are falling further behind.
U.K. publishers appear ready to put up on their bids to be data players. The Guardian reports the Association of Online Publishers' annual survey indicates they intend to hire into the field of data analysis in the year ahead. Nearly 90 per cent of those surveyed will invest in the field and 58 per cent will hire analysts.