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Table Stakes Europe

The Table Stakes programme is designed to accelerate the transition of journalism from print to digital, to help newsrooms change their practices, reach new audiences and better engage their communities. Since 2019, a total of 57 news publishers have participated in Table Stakes Europe, structured around 7 core principles for digital sustainability, and above all, audienceS first. Read on for the stories of some of those teams.


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Tribune de Genève gets cross-border commuters on board

During its participation in the Table Stakes Europe programme, the Tribune de Genève team identified several audiences they could better target. One of these is very specific to its geographical area, namely cross-border commuters, a large group of Swiss and French people who live and work between Geneva and neighbouring France.


estimated reading time 7 minutes

Six steps that helped NWT gain younger readers and increase reader revenue

An ageing subscriber base in print. A weak flow of new young paying digital readers. And no real focus on how to tackle the problem. That was the situation for NWT, a regional Swedish news outlet, in October 2021. One year later – a total change. This is how NWT succeeded in reaching young audiences and increasing revenue from that target group, and what six steps it took to build a better and younger future.


estimated reading time 7 minutes

La Voix du Nord converts and retains amateur football fans

Editorial coverage of amateur football is of interest to those who play it as well as their families, friends and sponsors: people who are loyal to their local teams in their victories and defeats. These engaged communities represent a significant potential for a regional daily newspaper. La Voix du Nord has long been aware of their importance and, since the end of 2021, has been saying it loud and clear to fans.


estimated reading time 5 minutes

Rheinische Post: Baby steps lead a giant to stride ahead

Rheinische Post is a large and influential media group in the Rhineland, in the west of Germany, a regional giant. Their flagship title started its Table Stakes Europe, audience-centric journey with “Willkommen, Baby!”, a cluster of digital content targeted at parents-to-be. It was a game-changer, and nudged the publisher forward in its digital transformation. Here is how.