How did the pandemic change the world?

2023-04-27. As COVID-19 fades as a public health concern, it’s a good time to assess its geopolitical impact. One thing is clear: the pandemic transformed the way governments manage and control information, with far-reaching implications for the media, writes Joel Simon, Founding Director of the Journalism Protection Initiative, ahead of World Press Freedom Day.

The importance of the newsroom: Indian news companies in a post-pandemic world

2022-07-07. A renewed appreciation for the physical newsroom, a stronger focus on data, and experimentation with new formats and content. These are some of the changes the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to news organisations in India.

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Hybrid newsrooms – challenges, opportunities going forward

2022-06-09. Newsrooms today are grappling with the changing demands of the workforce, which has come to expect more flexibility and a better work-life balance. But how do the needs of employees align with newsroom operational requirements? And how can organisations address the continuing challenges around attracting talent and countering the lack of diversity in newsrooms?

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How The Guardian’s reader revenue strategy is paying big dividends

2022-06-02. The Guardian is now more than 200 years old, but the past 10 years have proven to be among the most exciting in its history. One of the biggest changes for the UK-based global news publisher has been the move to a reader contribution revenue model that launched in late 2015 and has been enormously successful.

How The Globe and Mail has managed to grow revenue, subscriptions – and print

2022-05-31. The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest independently-owned media business, connects with more than 70 percent of the country’s population each month.

With a collaborative project, Malaysia’s The Star puts the spotlight on women empowerment

2022-05-30. The Star, Malaysia, is determined that the challenges facing women should be on the news agenda throughout the year, not just on International Women’s Day. That is why it is driving a collaborative initiative to profile key issues affecting women in Asia.

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For many editors, the hybrid newsroom is here to stay

2022-05-05. The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns forced many news organisations to move to remote working. More than two years in, WAN-IFRA surveyed a range of editors and newsroom executives to find out what their work arrangements in the newsroom currently look like, and what changes they are planning to implement in the future.

#BehindTheHeadlines: How The Quint helped give a voice to some of India’s COVID Orphans

2022-05-05. In the build-up to this year’s World News Day on 28 September, a global campaign by the World Editors Forum and Canadian Journalism Foundation o show journalism makes a difference, we will be going #BehindTheHeadlines to highlight stories, like this one from The Quint, India, that have had a significant social impact.

How VG, Ouest-France and Archant are managing hybrid working

2022-04-29. Many countries may have relaxed their pandemic restriction, but a return to the newsroom full-time, at least for the time being, doesn’t seem on the cards for many organisations. Still, there is much to be said about the benefits of a physical space to collaborate, brainstorm, and break news.

Take our survey on the hybrid newsroom

2022-02-28. We need your input on a survey to assess the state and future of the newsroom. Will all newsrooms be hybrid? The survey will take five minutes to complete and is available in English, French German, Spanish and Portuguese.