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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.

Hearst Connecticut Media Group dedicates editions to exploring life after coronavirus

On Sunday, May 3, Hearst Connecticut Media Group in the US devoted the editions of its eight daily newspapers and websites to a single theme: The Road Ahead: Life After COVID-19.

Two Spanish publishers embrace audience-first strategy to grow reader rev

Understanding the needs of their readers has long been important to news publishers who want to grow their audiences and convert casual readers into paying subscribers. As advertising income has largely evaporated in recent years, and even more so over the past few months, publishers are placing an even greater premium on finding out what their readers want and are willing to pay for.

How the COVID-19 crisis pushed digitisation and innovation at Norway’s DN

At Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv, the coronavirus pandemic has driven cultural change within the newsroom, and led some of its print-based readership to increasingly search for news online.

WINner’s view: COVID-19, a setback for women journalists in Uganda

2020-06-24. Uganda, already grappling with high long-term unemployment, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and an estimated 750,000 Ugandans have so far lost their jobs, according to the Finance Ministry. The crisis has not spared the young media industry either, with women journalists particularly affected, writes Gloria Laker Adiiki Aciro.