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Clarín Follows the Lead of Netflix and Spotify

Paying for access to digital content is nothing new for users; the popularity of Netflix and Spotify has paved the way in that regard. What is a novelty is that Argentine newspaper Clarín has joined the bandwagon, spearheading a trend that will surely be joined by other media in that country and the region. How does this news impact users, advertisers, and the media outlet itself? In this article, I share my experiences as a user, written from the point of view of a digital world insider.

Argentina’s Clarin Launches Metered Paywall

Latin America’s largest newspaper and news site launches a paywall as a new way to monetize its quality journalism. It’s a sign of the times as more Latin American news publisher will launch paywalls in the coming year.

Gannett Withdraws Offer for Tronc Due to Inability to Finance

Gannett is walking away from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies.Tronc maintained that it still had “serious doubts” about Gannett’s ability to finance a potential transaction.

Telemundo & La Opinión Announce Content Partnership

Noticias Telemundo and La Opinión announced a partnership to produce and publish news content aimed at Hispanic Americans.The partnership includes the launch of “Telemundo and La Opinión Present,” a series of stories on Latino issues that will appear on Telemundo Network, La Opinión newspaper, and the digital platforms of both organizations.

Gannett Buys Digital Marketing Company ReachLocal

Gannett Co., Inc. and ReachLocal, Inc. announced a merger agreement whereby Gannett would acquire the outstanding shares of ReachLocal, Inc., for US$4.60 per share in cash, via a tender offer.The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is expected to be completed in the third quarter

Proxy Advisory Firm Urges Tribune Shareholders to Oppose Gannett Deal

Tribune Publishing Co. has again rejected revised Gannett Co., Inc. proposal to acquire all of Tribune Publishing for US$15.00 per share in cash.The company received a US$70.5 million investment from Nant Capital in a deal that makes the California-based technology investment firm the company’s second-largest shareholder, edging past the 4.695 million shares owned by Oaktree Capital Management.

Tribune Rejects Gannett’s Offer, Adopts “Poison Pill”

Tribune Publishing board of directed rejected USA Today owner Gannett’s US$815 million offer to acquire the company. Tribune Publisher, owner of Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and nine other daily newspapers, said Gannett’s “opportunistic” proposal understates the company’s true value and is not in the best interests of its shareholders.

USA Today Launches Branded Content Studio “GET Creative”

The USA TODAY NETWORK has launched GET Creative, a new branded content studio that enables partners to reach more than 100 million readers.GET Creative gives advertisers the ability to immerse audiences in branded experiences on par with trusted editorial content across all USA TODAY NETWORK platforms.