Robin Neidorf Survey on News and Beyond Aggregation
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By Robin Neidorf


News and beyond aggregation are under scrutiny in December with the Buyer's Guide on News Content published earlier this month and the results of our Annual Survey on News Needs & Preferences published this week. Along with the reports, there's also the opportunity to read the 50+ articles, Q&As, reviews and case studies published as part of the FreePint Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation. And in 2014 FreePint's in-person Communities of Practice in the US and UK offer the chance to network with peers to further discuss news aggregation.


Survey on News and Beyond Aggregation

As 2013 wraps up, we publish the latest results of our Annual Survey of News Needs & Preferences - a project I eagerly anticipate working on each autumn.

Read about the key findings here, including the percentage of respondents actively seeking alternative solutions, increasing interest in streaming technologies to pull in a broader definition of news, and other variables that are sure to have a deep influence on purchasing decisions in the coming year.

You can also read the concluding comments from Andrew Grave, the producer of the FreePint Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation, describing the reviews, articles and webinars provided through this series. If you haven't yet requested your free copy of the FreePint Report: Buyer's Guide on News Content, published in this series, register here to receive it.

Coming in 2014

The topic of news aggregation will be the centrepiece of in-person Community of Practice sessions we're hosting in London, New York, Chicago and Minneapolis in the first two months of 2014.

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our initial announcement of these sessions - if we haven't already planned a location near you, please contact me directly at to discuss your needs.

We're also making progress on research and commissioning articles and reports for FreePint Topic Series for 2014 on:

If you have suggestions for articles, product reviews or other content you think we should cover in FreePint, please share them via our online contact form.

Happy New Year!

Thank you for making FreePint part of your professional reading in 2013, and we hope you like the updated the format of the newsletter, which reflects our continuing effort to streamline and simplify the structure of FreePint.

If your organisation doesn't yet have a FreePint Subscription, I encourage you to unlock the benefits for 2014 by taking a look at the Subscription Articles, Reports and Communities of Practice and ordering a FreePint Subscription by completing the form, "How can FreePint help?".

A very Happy New Year to you from all at FreePint.

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