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Has COVID-19 changed the news industry’s course for the better?

Younger workers desire flexibility and remote work options, and the coronavirus pandemic may just have given the news industry the push it needed to be able to attract them, says Jennifer Bertetto, President and CEO of Pittsburgh-based publisher Trib Total Media.

How podcasting is developing in Africa

Podcasts are a rare point of growth in the current media landscape. They are valued for convenience, intimacy, and choice. The younger, better educated audience is also highly desirable to advertisers.

Comic strips, real-time dashboards, WhatsApp podcasts: South African newsrooms’ COVID-19 offerings

This year, WAN-IFRA introduced a Members’ Choice Award in the category of “Best COVID-19 Special Project” as part of its Digital Media Africa Awards competition.

Reinventing the Newsroom for the New Normal

2020-09-02. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the media landscape has seen a lot of changes and disruptions; from having to set up virtual newsrooms, to ceasing print editions, and adapting to the audience’s new appetite for health and science coverage.

Revenue opportunities: Exploring content-led commerce

Publishers should make e-commerce a priority source of revenue as they fight for survival in the COVID-19 era, industry experts told participants during a session of WAN-IFRA’s recent Asian Media Leaders eSummit.

How a Bangladesh daily has been engaging readers during COVID-19

It’s been quite a while that the news media started facing several problems due to the altered economic reality induced by the pandemic.

Where is advertising headed?

Will advertising-led business models survive in a post-pandemic world? What is the future of Programmatic? Are advertising alliances between premium publishers the way forward? These were some of the big questions tackled by three industry experts who discussed the future of advertising in a session at WAN-IFRA’s Asian Media Leaders eSummit.

Lessons from the jungle for a post COVID-19 future

People look for strong leadership during times of crisis such as the current coronavirus pandemic, Neal Cross, Co-founder and Chairman of PictureWealth, told participants during WAN-IFRA’s recent Asian Media Leaders eSummit.

Brand extensions and the future of events in a post-COVID world

A panel of experts in the media events business from the South China Morning Post, Caixin Media and Dow Jones recently discussed the impact of COVID-19 and how they are overcoming challenges and re-thinking assumptions around live journalism and experiences.

How a Sri Lankan publisher introduced ‘anti-microbial’ ink to assuage readers’ fears

Although the World Health Organisation has declared that newspapers are safe to touch during the COVID-19 pandemic, one Sri Lankan publisher apparently took their precautions a step further to ensure readers of the safety of their newspapers.