Tuesday, 8th December 2015
The "News, and Other Commodities" Topic Series highlights a sense of shake-up in what had seemed a static market for news, Chris Porter comments. Find out why in his blog item which also highlights recent and upcoming content in the series.
As we move on forward with the FreePint Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities", I am much struck by what has changed, and what has stayed the same, in the information industry.
Regular followers of the series will have noticed in Robin Neidorf's early look at the findings of FreePint's flagship annual News Needs and Preferences survey, that a significant proportion of those surveyed had changed their news provider in the last three years.
We've also recently published an article on researching China. Still to come in the series are more product reviews, plus thematic pieces on economic data and commodity information, among other things. And the Community of Practice session held at the start of December, "The End of an Era for News Databases?", certainly intrigues...
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