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Do you need more than an editor to make a publication?

Non-profit Publications – What Are They?

My home country, Finland, is sometimes called the promised land of associations. We have approximately 135 000 registered associations with a population of 5 million. It perhaps illustrates this nation’s eagerness to formalize even the grass root activities. Many of these associations also publish their own magazines or periodicals. Very often this publication is the result …

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The Secret of Lauttasaari

How to Succeed in a Tiny Media Market?

There are several weekly published local newspapers in Helsinki. Most weekly papers are owned and published by media companies and represent just one publication of many in the product selection of the company. However, there is one interesting exception to this rule: Lauttasaari newspaper. Lauttasaari newspaper is published every week with 11 800 copies on …

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Small is Beautiful – How to Succeed with a Local Newspaper?

Competition in the mediascape is bloodthirsty. There are basically two options to finance a publication: subscribers or advertisements (or the combination of these two). Either way, funding is limited. How is it then possible, that in northern Helsinki three viable local newspapers are being distributed in overlapping areas and they even have friendly relationships with …

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