Launching with four new categories, AOP publishing awards opens its doors for this year’s entrants. The new categories acknowledge that social media, is making a significant impact on the media business model. They include, use of video, best podcast, digital creativity and online community of the year.
Last year we saw a terrific increase in publishers using community platforms and blogs to add a new dimension to reader engagement.
Back in May, Martin Belam published a couple of really insightful articles looking at how web 2.0 British newspapers are becoming. Coupled with his review of RSS subscribers it seems that the Guardian comes out top with a strong RSS based readerships as well as a wide adoption of new media tools and techniques. Nice analysis Martin J