Wednesday, 29th January 2014
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Just when you think you've got a handle on a market sector, big change comes along. Such was the case with the recent announcement that Lex Fenwick, principally credited with the design and strategy for DJX, has left Dow Jones.
Discussion lists and online groups were abuzz with the news for days.
I added my commentary to the mix: yes, there will undoubtedly be additional changes to Factiva and the proposed DJX. However, given the degree of upheaval created over the past year in the news sector, I question the sanity of any information manager who abandons efforts to dig into today's (and tomorrow's) real organisational needs for news content.
"For years we've essentially outsourced the provision of news content to a single provider," said one participant in a recent FreePint Community of Practice (CoP) session on creating a news delivery strategy. "They changed their business, and we got stung."
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We've continued a focus on product reviews since the start of the New Year, covering such diverse offerings as:
That's in addition to further preview content on the coming FreePint Topic Series: The Social Enterprise, by co-producer James Mullan, as well as a roundup of items deemed most useful to biotech and pharma researchers, by contributing editor Yulia Aspinall.
We kicked off our calendar year with a series of in-depth strategy meetings to discuss further enhancements to FreePint. As a result, we've renewed our focus on the benefits of each of the three levels of FreePint Subscription:
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