‘Charge or Die’: Juan Señor gives a sneak preview of 2020’s Innovation in News Media World Report

While much of the world may be frozen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, media leaders should act and not wait for the crisis to pass, according to Juan Señor, President of the Innovation Media Consulting Group. Señor, co-editor of the Innovation in News Media World Report, gave a preview of this year’s findings at the Asian Media Leaders eSummit.

Consumer is key: Mapping the post-COVID media outlook

With the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the news industry hard, it remains to be seen what a recovery will look like and how the media will change once the dust settles. Leading analysts in China and the United States, Cecilia Yau of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ken Harding of FTI Consulting, offered their projections during our recent Asian Media Leaders eSummit.

How publishers are developing sustainable post-COVID-19 reader revenue strategies

As advertising revenues for news publishers around the world have continued to plummet, more publishers are trying to drive reader revenue through digital subscriptions. Here’s what three publishers based in Indonesia, Malaysia and Norway are doing.

Maria Ressa: ‘Investigative journalism is more important today than ever’

“Our world is dramatically changing; we are standing on the rubble of the old world and we must create what the new one is going to become,” said Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of the Philippines-based Rappler, during a session of WAN-IFRA’s recent World Media Leaders eSummit.

Tips for running a distributed newsroom

The coronavirus pandemic has forced news organisations across the world to move to a distributed newsroom model. During WAN-IFRA’s World Media Leaders eSummit, panelists shared insights on how best to function in this new environment.

Salt Lake Tribune finding success as a non-profit

The Utah-based Salt Lake Tribune has undergone a remarkable transformation in its business operations during the past year, becoming the first US daily newspaper to officially move from for-profit to nonprofit status. It also established an endowment fund.

Newsletters, podcasts: COVID boosts publishers’ attempts to directly reach readers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for the business side of the news media industry, what has been heartening is the increased attempts of publishers to directly reach out to their audiences through curated editorial formats.

Building trust in times of COVID-19

During WAN-IFRA’s World Media Leaders eSummit, news organisations participating in The Trust Project shared what they are doing to build trust with their audiences.

How to amplify the voice of women in newsrooms in a post-COVID world

“During COVID-19 we are proving the case that a lot of women have thought all along – that remote workspaces, being outside of the newsroom, working on schedules that work for us and for our families – are fully effective,” says Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th.

Despite coronavirus crunch, Cayman Islands publisher pushes ahead with digital transition

“Our newsletter had 3,000 people [subscribing] in June of 2019, and it has 23,000 today. For a country of 65,000, that feels really good,” says Kathleen Fleury Capetta, Publisher, compassmedia, Cayman Islands.