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How The New York Times is growing subscription products beyond news

2022-11-29. The New York Times recently announced they added 180,000 digital-only subscribers during the third quarter, and they are on track to reach their goal of 15 million subscribers by 2027.

What publishers can learn from first news media Web3 experiments

2022-11-03. Blockchain, metaverse, NFTs and other terms related to the decentralised web are becoming part of the mainstream discourse, and many media outlets have started experimenting with their own Web3 solutions. A panel discussion at the World News Media Congress 2022 shared advice on how news publishers can get started with their own Web3 projects.

Taiwan to host WAN-IFRA’s 2023 World News Media Congress

2022-11-03. The 74th World News Media Congress, which draws together news media leaders from all over the world, will take place from 28 to 30 June 2023 in Taipei.

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Two years in, Stuff CEO Sinead Boucher reflects on leading management buyout, navigating a new start and the journey ahead

2022-11-01. In late May 2020, Sinead Boucher bought New Zealand’s Stuff from its owner Nine Entertainment in a management buyout for a grand total of one NZ dollar. As CEO and now the owner of the largest news company in the country, it offered Boucher and her staff a fresh start after years of uncertainty – even with the pandemic starting to rear its ugly head. Here’s an update on how Boucher and her team navigated the last few years.

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How editors are adapting to the new generation of journalists: ‘We need to be open and learn as much as we teach.’

2022-10-20. The new generation of news professionals have a different set of values from their older colleagues, which is causing tensions to arise in various news outlets around the world. A panel of newsroom leaders discussed how editors can help their newsrooms navigate these conflicts.

Axios publisher offers a master class in engagement

2022-10-06. As many news publishers increasingly gravitate towards producing newsletters as a means of growing their audience, Axios provides an example of a successful modern news media company built on newsletters as its primary means of distribution.

How The Sunday Times is winning new audiences

2022-10-04. The UK publisher is reaching new reader groups thanks to an optimised online publishing schedule, more prominently displayed explainers that serve heavy news consumers, and new approach to content aimed at millennials.

Daily Maverick turns to song to mobilise climate action with 20Twenties: Eve of Destruction

22-10-04. A groundbreaking new project from the South African news organisation, which dominated WAN-IFRA’s 2022 global digital awards, is born of frustration from climate change journalism failing to trigger action. Editor Branko Brkic wanted a short, sharp and shareable message that would not be forgotten.

Winners of the 2022 Digital Media Awards Worldwide announced

2029-09-29. WAN-IFRA has announced today the winners of the 2022 Digital Media Awards Worldwide during a ceremony at the annual World News Media Congress in Zaragoza, Spain. Five global winners were recognised in six different categories for their exceptional demonstration in digital strategies to meet the changes in how people consume news and information today.

World Press Trends preview: Publishers brace for a period marked by uncertainty

2022-09-29. With inflation rising, possible recessions looming and the ongoing war in the Ukraine, the short-term business sentiment in the news publishing industry has taken a downturn, according to the first results of WAN-IFRA’s global industry survey. That said, publishers have managed to adapt and innovate during the pandemic and those efforts will pay off in 2022 with markedly increased total revenue – critically, developing new revenue streams.