Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 26, 2012
Since 2009, for select newspapers, you will have seen a thumbnail image of the full page on which an article you are reading was printed. The purpose of these “pageview” images is to provide visual context to the article you are reading. It is often helpful to understand where on a page an article was placed; the size of the headline and/or font used; the placement of images within the story; the proximity to other articles on the page; and the presence of any advertisements on that page.
Effective this week, you will find a similar “pageview” image for online content originating from Postmedia-owned major daily news websites (list below). A similar use-case for Web Page View applies here: it can be helpful to see a visual representation of how a story appeared in its native context – where on a webpage it was placed; what other content also appeared on the page; what ads were present. This point-in-time screenshot can also be critical in the ephemeral world of online content, where webpages are fluid. Online content changes and disappears, and these pageviews capture what the story looked like at the time it was indexed by our database.
The full page images are sized large enough for you to get a sense of the page's layout, but are not intended to be large enough to read the text of the articles.
You may click the Web Page View thumbnail to view a slightly larger version of the image. There is no additional charge for accessing these images.
Websites for which Web Page Views are currently available:
Images from additional websites will be added as we receive permission from publishers to do so.
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Posted by fpinfomart on January 24, 2012
The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) today announced FPinfomart as a new National Strategic Partner. This is the highest level of sponsorship CIRI offers and demonstrates FPinfomart’s dedication to the organization and the investor relations profession.
“Conversations about and between public corporations, investors, and financial institutions are happening across the media landscape and investor relations professionals need to understand what all of the data means,” said Jonathan Harris, Managing Director, FPinfomart. “FPinfomart is proud to support the work of IR professionals through our monitoring, analysis and consulting services, and now, as CIRI’s National Strategic Partner.”
via CANADIAN INVESTOR RELATIONS INSTITUTE | CIRI Welcomes FPinfomart as a National Strategic Partner.
CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the stature of the profession.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 23, 2012
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m an avid RSS user, and that I use Google Reader to manage and consume all my incoming content. I like using an RSS reader to centralize my reading, for a variety of reasons, including:
- I know I won’t miss any new posts from sites/blogs I feel are important
- It keeps content out of my e-mail inbox
- It is a “one stop shop” for all my information
- The posts don’t expire or get hidden “below the fold”
- It’s easy to gauge how much new content is waiting to be read
- [Specifically for Google Reader] My reading progress is stored “in the cloud” and therefore switching between devices is seamless
- I can read in any order I choose – reverse chronological; by topic; or by specific feed
To me, all these and many other advantages make an RSS reader (whichever one you select) an ideal way to consume the deluge of new content that gets created every day. That being said, however, if you follow a LOT of feeds, even the best reader may feel overwhelming.
A recent article from Lifehacker
offers some tips on taming the potentially overwhelming nature of a tool that could let you add a huge number of information feeds, in response to a reader question:
I subscribe to a lot of newsfeeds, which makes me feel like I’m on top of everything on the internet—except now I’m feeling overwhelmed with all the folders and hundreds of feeds and constant flood of posts in my newsreader. I still want access to all the news and information, but what can I do to better organize it so I stay sane?
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 17, 2012
Three times each year we schedule hands-on, instructor-led FPinfomart training sessions in cities across Canada. Our winter tour is fast approaching – please see the list of dates below.
We must meet minimum registration levels in order for these classes to proceed as scheduled, so if you would like to attend, please request registration as soon as possible.
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012 – Vancouver
Thursday, February 9, 2012 – Calgary (cancelled)
- Friday, February 10, 2012 – Edmonton
- Monday, February 13, 2012 – Ottawa
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – Toronto
The schedule for each city is as follows:
- 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – Coffee & introductions
- 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Navigating Fpinfomart.ca (media monitoring overview)
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Expert Archive News Searching on Fpinfomart.ca
- 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – FP Advisor Overview
You may attend whichever portion(s) of the day are of interest to you.
Training is free for any current FPinfomart subscriber, but you must register if you wish to attend. Simply e-mail our training coordinator to reserve your spot today!
For more details on our training programs, please see our training information page. Attendance at all classes earns credits in the FPinfomart Certified Training program.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 11, 2012
Our next virtual training sessions have been scheduled, and online self-registration is now open.
- Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
- Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time [REGISTER]
Our “Navigating FPinfomart” class includes a complete overview of site features and functions, including Latest News, Personal Profiles, Simple & Advanced Archives, productivity tools, and lots of tips and tricks to help you get the most from your subscription. Whether you’re new to FPinfomart, or even an experienced user in need of a refresher or a tour of our most recent tools, there’s something for everyone in “Navigating FPinfomart.”
Virtual Training is conducted using WebEx. We consistently get excellent feedback on our Virtual programs, with the vast majority of participants valuing the ability to join from their own desk and reduce “out of office” time.
If you wish to attend, please register online for the session of your choice, using the links above. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with login instructions once your registration is confirmed (please allow one business day).
Participation in this upcoming class will earn credits in our FPinfomart Certified Training program.
We hope you’ll join us online for training this season!
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 4, 2012
Happy New Year! Hope you had a chance for a little R&R over the holiday season. As we begin 2012, I just wanted to take a moment to round up the significant changes we’ve made to FPinfomart over the past year. We try to keep you updated as we roll these out in increments, but reviewing the list in one spot is a good way to ensure you’re using all the features and functions we added in 2011. I’ve added links for more information where applicable.
- Published FP Bonds 2010 Edition – February 3, 2011
- Published FP Dividends 2010 Edition – February 7, 2011
- Added “hide empty folders” functionality for Newsletter Publisher - February 17, 2011
- Converted to e-invoices March – 1, 2011
- Launched 6 Windsor-Essex titles - March 18, 2011
- Dashboard & Heads Up Display added – March 31, 2011
- Toggle keyword highlighting in printer-friendly and document display – April 5, 2011
- Export Folder metadata to Excel - April 5, 2011
- Hover over a source title for more information – April 7, 2011
- 41 new community titles added – June 1, 2011
- Launched FP500 2011 edition – June 21, 2011
- Audience Reach and Ad Value for broadcast online – August 9, 2011
- Added Forbes & The Guardian - August 26, 2011
- Added “In Saved Folder” indicator - September 12, 2011
- Updated exclusion filters logic – September 19, 2011
- Completed the addition of full online content for Postmedia newspapers - September 27, 2011
- “Avatars” display function launched – October 17, 2011
- Canadian Press content loaded 2x per day (formerly once at 4 a.m.; now 8 a.m. & p.m.) – October 25, 2011
- SMG social media consulting partnership announced - October 25, 2011
- Media Contacts module launched – November 1, 2011
- Personal Profile auto-checks & warnings implemented – November 1, 2011
- Added USA Today content – November 23, 2011
- FP Markets 2012 published – December 7, 2011
- Added 8 Manitoba weekly papers – December 8, 2011
- Increased Saved Folder limit to 40 Folders – December 12, 2011
Questions about any of these? Want training? Contact our helpdesk, or check out our training schedule (new classes being added soon).
We’ve got a lot more planned for 2012 – follow us here, on Twitter, on Facebook, on LinkedIn, or on YouTube.
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