The Guardian view on media globalisation: good news for the Financial Times | Editorial

It may not prove easy to marry British and Japanese journalistic cultures. But in a global media world this deal makes senseThe Financial Times is one of the best newspapers in the world, not just in Britain. It is quick without being rash, accurate without leaden pedantry, thoughtful without being ponderous, and unpredictable in its opinions without being tediously contrarian. On top of all that, it even makes money. So its sale to the Japanese newspaper publisher Nikkei is a matter of global interest in the media business, and a fascinating development in the globalisation and digitisation of our industry. As a newspaper market, Japan has many advantages over the English-speaking world. Newspaper circulations are huge: the two biggest broadsheets sell 9m and 7m print copies a day, while even the Nikkei newspaper, Japan’s equivalent of the Financial Times, sells 3m broadsheet print copies a day – compared with 2m for the tabloid Daily Mail in the UK and a mere 200,000 for the FT itself.These subscription figures, and the unparalleled delivery system that makes them possible, have so far cushioned the Japanese industry from the advertising slump. Fiercely competitive local distributors keep almost every household supplied with a daily paper, which is thus woven into the fabric of everyday life. Barriers of language, culture and technological ecosystems all tend to preserve this uniquely profitable media market. But Japanese newspaper subscribers are getting old. The habit... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Good News for Dark Times: Lisa Sharon Harper’s ‘Very Good’ Gospel

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The Guardian view on children’s books: a restricted view of a wide world | Editorial

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The Guardian view on a book glut: to the victor go the spoils? | Editorial

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The Telegraph, Financial Times, Hearst headline Digiday Media Awards Europe finalists

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The Guardian view on lockdown reading: more than escapism | Editorial

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The Guardian view on new stories: helping others tell tales | Editorial

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The Guardian view on arts prizes: a 20th-century phenomenon? | Editorial

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The Guardian view on Amazon’s football coup: beware tech giants bearing gifts | Editorial

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The Guardian view on Facebook: power without responsibility | Editorial

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The Guardian view on extremism online: who will guard the watchdogs? | Editorial

The social media advertising giants of the web have great power. When they admit this, they will come under pressureThe decision by Facebook to ban six prominent figures of the alt-right movement, along with Louis Farrakhan, from both Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, is a significant... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Guardian view on fiction vending machines: attention seekers | Editorial

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The Guardian view on academic publishing: disastrous capitalism | Editorial

The giants of the scientific publishing industry have made huge profits for decades. Now they are under threatScientific publishing has long been a licence to print money. Scientists need journals in which to publish their research, so they will supply the articles without monetary reward. Other... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Guardian view on Dan Mallory: a twisted tale of publishing | Editorial

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The Guardian view on business and arts: cash without a voice | Editorial

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The Guardian view on modern writers: the myth of the reclusive author | Editorial

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The Guardian view on ad tech: a tangled web | Editorial

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The Guardian view on free speech online: let law decide the limits | Editorial

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