The print caught a virus?! Go digital in 3 days and start making $$$

  • 26 March 2020, 01:17 PM
  • Grupa TIPMEDIA
The print caught a virus?! Go digital in 3 days and start making $$$
ABOUT A MONTH AGO many of us gathered at the Mega-Conference in Fort Worth to listen about the latest trends in the newspaper industry, meet old friends and discuss the future of newspapers. Few weeks passed and the future came to surprise us. Coronavirus turned many things upside-down, which means it is a right time to help each other.

ROGER FIDLER IS A FOREFATHER of digital journalism. In the early 1980s, he wrote and illustrated an essay on the future of news. When Fidler presented his ideas around Knight Ridder, his co-workers sometimes laughed. “It was not quite like Roger had descended from another planet,” a colleague of his once told me, “but he was saying some things that were simply very hard to believe at the time.”

IN FIDLES’S VISION OF THE FUTURE, news and information were headed to the nascent internet, where stories would be instantly published from one computer to millions more. A tablet, he thought, was the perfect device to replace paper. The idea he spoke of most was one Steve Jobs would have many years later—a tablet on which to read electronic newspapers. But… four decades have passed since and Fidler still subscribes to the print editions of The New York Times, the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Columbia Missourian. “I have been wondering,” Fidler says, “whether we have completely underestimated the viability and usefulness of the print product.” That all changed in just 7 days with the arrival of Coronavirus that forced Las Vegas Strip to shut down for the first time since JFK assassination in 1963.

BEING ONLINE HAS PROBABLY NEVER BEEN SO LOCAL AS IT IS NOW. These days of global pandemic show that we need the local media more than ever. People who are unexpectedly forced to stay at home, search for information about what is going on around even more eagerly. When printed press cannot reach them, they are left to stay with the online content.

PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT. May it all be over as fast as possible and turn in just a bad memory and let us all sit on the porch, in our favorite chair, with the one-perfect coffee mug in our hand and spread our beloved daily press on our knees. But for now... Can anyone tell how long it will last?

ONLINE PAPERBOY AT YOUR SERVICE! Being a strong media company in Europe, with the presence of more than 300 partners in Poland, the UK, and the USA, we will never tell you to completely go online and give up print. EVER. We would like to show you how do we manage in these hard times to stay alive with our business. We had 4 phone calls just today from the people, who we met this year and previous years on Mega-Conference, who never considered digitalization, yet... Those last 7 days...

 

LET US HELP YOU RECOVER IN 5 DAYS! Our company, 4media.com wants to help all the local media outlets to build a stronger presence online. Or the presence at all. We can set up your brand-new website in no more than 5 working days and let you run it smoothly from the very beginning. We can help you inform better, engage your local audience, implement paywall and last, but not least, increase your online ad revenues. It will also start earning for you. All with simple tools of 4media.com platform. As we are representing media family, for all the media that suffer due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we offer a free six-month trial and the next six months 50% off of our regular price. The regular onboarding price is $999, we make it now $499. And we take all the hosting costs on us. A crisis like this is a big challenge. Let’s make sure we all will be stronger when it is over.

ACT NOW - order demo and have a sample version of your website for free in 2 days. Diversify your revenues. Forever. And be ready for whatever happens.

Grupa TIPMEDIA

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