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COVID-19: USA’s Trib Total Media boosts AI-backed hyperlocal journalism

Trib Total Media, a local news publisher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, published two daily print editions seven days a week and 13 free weekly publications that were mailed to readers before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the USA in March.

How Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza tackled a tough media environment

During WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe conference, Danuta Breguła, Director of Subscription Strategy at Gazeta Wyborcza, shared the paper’s recurring payment strategy, and talked about the difficulties of operating in the Polish media environment.

How Asian publishers are transforming their newsrooms and driving digital revenue

2020-12-23. From employing cutting-edge methods to derive and understand audience data to setting precise North Star goals to catalyse organisational transformation, five Asian news publishers share key lessons from WAN-IFRA’s inaugural Newsroom and Business Transformation Asia programme.

How a digital campaign drove community engagement for a Bangladesh daily

2020-12-18. The Daily Star, the largest English daily in Bangladesh, launched a campaign called “Bondhutte Bondi” (Locked by Friendship) to increase its audiences’ engagement during the lockdown period.

Editors share their 2021 outlook

2020-12-16. A World Editors Outlook Survey, conducted in the last quarter of 2020, points to further newsroom cutbacks – and some rethinking about what to cover editorially and how to cover it.

How product managers are rejuvenating journalism

2020-12-10.Singapore Press Holdings’ Chief Product Officer Gaurav Sachdeva explains how news publishers can leverage on product managers to spur newsroom transformation and better meet audiences’ needs.

How France’s L’Equipe is turning readers into subscribers

2020-12-07. The website of L’Equipe, a France-based global media company focussed on sports, has 2.4 million daily visitors, and 300,000 subscribers. Nearly all of these subscribers have been brought onboard in the past five years thanks to a customer-centred approach and mandatory registration.

David Walmsley: ‘Journalism is about having the wherewithal to recognise what you don’t know’

2020-12-04. A partnership with The Royal Society of Canada enabled the Globe and Mail to tap scientific researchers’ expertise on COVID-19, while bringing the society’s perspectives to a wider audience.

5 lessons from 5 years of transformation at Belgium’s Mediahuis

2020-12-01. In the past five years, Mediahuis Belgium has grown the number of their digital subscribers by 85,000, more than offsetting the decline in their print subscribers during the same period. Just as importantly, they have increased their overall subscription revenues as well.

Austria’s Der Standard finds success with ad-free subscription

2020-12-01. With an ad-free subscription that doesn’t track users, Der Standard in Austria created a digital product that catered to what the organisation wanted and what users wanted, while complying with GDPR.