Q&A with Richard Gingras of Google: ‘I do not buy this notion that journalism cannot be sustained on its own’

As Google’s Vice President of News, one core part of Richard Gingras’ position is answering the tough questions from publishers he regularly meets. Following his speech at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in Taipei last week, Bonnier’s Pia Rehnquist posed some questions to Gingras, as did the publishers in the audience.

WAN-IFRA launches Expert Panel to guide the news media industry

2023-06-30. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announced the launch of its Expert Panel during the annual World News Media Congress in Taipei. Fourteen professionals who are well established as experts in the media industry will represent the association and work closely together with it around the globe with the goal of supporting the news media industry in its quest for sustainability.

Digital News Report 2023: Audiences shift to video-based platforms; growth in reader revenue stagnates

2023-06-14. The report sheds light on the evolving role of third-party platforms as gateways to news content, and how the ongoing economic downturn is adding to news publishers’ business pressures.

Should every journalist be able to create videos? Le Parisien and NTM share contrasting video strategies

2023-06-01. The French newspaper has built a specialised, 20-strong video department, while the Swedish media company expects every reporter to have the skills to produce video content.

Retention, engagement & subscriber-only newsletters: lessons to learn from Digital Media Europe

2023-05-10. The Audiencers’ team took a trip to Vienna for WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe event to hear from a wide variety of media experts. From engaging young audiences and retaining subscribers to the challenges & opportunities of AI, there was a lot to take away from the 2-day event. LADbible Group, The Mill, Die Zeit and The New York Times were among the business case features at the event.

‘There’s not enough strategic thinking about the impact AI will have on business models’

2023-04-13. AI could radically disrupt the way news is made and distributed. We spoke to Ezra Eeman, Change Director at Mediahuis, about what news media leaders should keep in mind as they prepare for AI’s potential impact on the industry.

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How Brut India is engaging Gen Z through short-form videos

2023-04-06. Mehak Kasbekar, Editor-in-Chief at Brut India, recently shared how – and why – many multimedia platforms are betting big on short-form video to engage with younger audiences.

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Lessons from a failed app are helping Norway’s VG reach young readers

2023-04-05. For most news publishers, Verdens Gang (VG) would seem to occupy a dream space. After all, nearly half of Norway’s population visits the Schibsted-owned VG’s site on a daily basis. Furthermore, the company transitioned to digital so early that their digital revenues first surpassed their print revenues more than a decade ago – in 2012. So, it would appear VG has nothing to worry about, right? Well, not quite.

AI companies crave credibility but it doesn’t come for free

2023-04-04. Michael Miller, News Corp Australia’s Executive Chairman, says AI engines must convince the public their information is trustworthy and credible. To achieve this, they will have to compensate those who provide the substance for their success fairly.

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How Indian Express doubled-down on key audience loyalties to grow subscriptions

2023-03-22. The Indian Express (IE) has been busy transforming its newsroom to a truly digital-first organisation while also taking a hard look at what drives its readers down the funnel and gets them to become subscribers.