Tag: mediafin

by Roland Legrand

When the iPad first arrived on the scene, our Belgian business newspapers, De Tijd and L’Echo, embraced it. We knew tablets, with their lightness and convenience, would become important for our communities, and so we dove into building apps and offering our readers special deals on iPads. Quickly though, we learned that despite the opportunities [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

Our newsroom at Mediafin is transforming into an integrated multimedia operation. To prepare for this, we recently decided to create two wikis to stimulate talk and facilitate media training programs. At the same time we also created another wiki to encourage discussion amongst our readers. In this very early phase of the experiments, I learned [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

Blogs should be conversations. At least, that is how we think about blogging at Mediafin, Belgium’s leading publisher of business newspapers and websites. This last week, I have been busy reorganizing our major financial blog, Bear&Bull, adding FriendFeed widgets in hopes of encouraging more audience interaction. The results have been surprising — although the audience [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

Roland Legrand Most forums and websites are “asynchronous media” — meaning that the people you see participating in an online conversation aren’t all necessarily online at the same time. One person posts a comment in a forum on Monday, a second poster might reply on Tuesday, the original poster returns again on Thursday, and so [...] more »

by Roland Legrand

Roland Legrand Recently, MediaShift started running reports from “embeds” at various media outlets and educational institutions. This report comes from Roland Legrand, new media director at Mediafin in Belgium. The company where I work is well-known in Belgium for its print publications. Mediafin is the publisher behind the Dutch language business daily De Tijd and [...] more »