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Empowering news publishers in local communities

2021-09-22. COVID-19 forced local news publishers to quickly adapt to a sudden digital transformation in their day-to-day operations. Many media houses have already shifted to being partially or fully-digital but others are still struggling to find their footing in monetising their news content online.

Finding new stories post-pandemic: five data-driven ideas

2021-09-20. As vaccination drives gain pace in many parts of the world or move into the booster phase, we are starting to see the beginning of what we hope will be the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some countries are still struggling with their latest wave of infections, others have made plans to reopen their economies, education and other social sectors.

How high quality niche products can help publishers diversify revenue streams

2021-09-10. Consumers will pay for content that is timely and resonates with them, even in tough markets like Indonesia, where publishers have struggled to persuade users to pay, according to speakers at WAN-IFRA’s recent Digital Media Asia conference.

The consumer only looks for value at a competitive price: Sivakumar Sundaram, BCCL

2021-09-07. Sivakumar Sundaram, Chairman of the Group Executive Council of Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd., speaks about the importance of omni-channel strategies and the need for innovation in the print industry.

Bloomberg Green: A multiplatform approach to climate change coverage

2021-09-01. Launched in the middle of the pandemic, Bloomberg Green magazine is focused on reporting on the impact of climate change in business, science and technology.

South China Morning Post launches group subscriptions aimed at corporates

The South China Morning Post has launched a group subscription product aimed at publishers and corporate organisations.

How Kenya’s Standard Group transformed their business during COVID-19

2021-08-09. When COVID-19 began spreading around the world, Standard Group made a strategic decision to invest when everyone else was holding back to see how long the pandemic would last. The leadership fast-tracked their digital business transformation by converting their newsroom into a fully digital-first operation.

STAT’s plans for a post-COVID era after a crazy year of growth

2021-08-05. The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. By then, STAT, The Boston Globe owned health and life sciences news website, had already published 49 stories about the new virus.

How South Africa’s News24 garnered 31K paying subscribers in 9 months

2021-08-04. After 21 years of serving South Africa with free journalism, News24, the country’s leading journalism group, realised it could no longer sustain itself on advertising revenue alone and decided to launch a paywall in 2020.

How The Guardian plans to hit 2 million paying supporters by 2022

2021-07-29. In the current mediascape, it is abundantly clear that print advertising will continue to remain challenged. Guardian Media Group, is on a path to shift the balance of where its revenue comes from and moving to becoming reader-centric, reader-funded and financially sustainable.