About Facebook, when considered as today’s leading mass medium. Calling for a political debate.
March 12, 2018 by ruediger
Why not a public parliamentary hearing on the new role of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, as they have developed into today’s leading mass media? In the view of hate mails, fake accounts and bought campaigns, a new approach is necessary, by bringing the tech firms into a direct discussion with governments, about their […]
Publishersâ€™ Forum 2018: Preliminary Agenda Now Online! Early Bird rate until February 15, 2018
February 13, 2018 by ruediger
“Beyond Publishing” is the motto at the Publishers’ Forum on April 26 and 27, 2018 in Berlin. Thinking beyond the traditional tailor-made publishing business stands at the core of the debate. As todayâ€™s consumers organize their entertainment and information needs from their smartphones, traditional publishers are facing a whole gamut of interdependent challenges. The preliminary […]
How is the business of books doing? A call to better share data and insights.
January 16, 2018 by ruediger
How is the book business doing? Throughout the industry, this is a popular question around this time of the year. Particularly in non-English language markets, I am often puzzled by the creativity in most answers, to avoid controversy, and find a good ending to any story around the thorny issue. When the Federation of European […]