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Friday Five for September 9 - The revenge of legacy publishers, the changing role of publishers, and more

The number of articles, opinion pieces and blog posts shared on the web every day can be overwhelming, but keeping up with industry trends helps us stay ahead of the curve. Here are 5 topics that captured our attention this week:

  • "The share of American adults who read books in any format has remained largely unchanged over the last four years," find the Pew Research Center in a recent study.
  • College newspapers are cutting print schedules to focus on digital first. Is there a lesson to be learned for traditional publishers?
  • FIPP interviewed five publishers on how they define their changing role. A common denominator? The focus on change management as brands, audiences and platforms evolve.
  • Are "legacy publishers" getting their revenge? That may be true for The New York Times and The Washington Post, which have passed both Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post in Comscore’s count of monthly digital audience.
  • Is multi-channel just a buzzword, or a winning strategy for print publishers? Content Magazine looks at seven reasons to implement a multi-channel approach.

What industry insights have you come across this week? Please share in the comments!

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