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FT Editor Roula Khalaf on working remotely, gender diversity and the story they have to own

17-06-2020. In a wide-ranging conversation touching on many major newsroom topics, Roula Khalaf, the Editor of the Financial Times, told Jane Barrett of Reuters, and the global online audience for WAN-IFRA’s World Media Leaders eSummit, how the FT has been navigating the pandemic, how it continues to innovate, and the story it needs to own.

How a Bangladeshi campaign is amplifying the role of news media during coronavirus

In this op-ed contribution, Md. Tajdin Hassan, head of marketing at The Daily Star, the largest circulating English-language daily in Bangladesh, describes the founding and efforts of “Mission Save Bangladesh,” to use a philanthropic approach to help people in need in the country.

27 women journalists from Egypt complete Women in News’ Media Management Training

13-06-2020. “The training exceeded my expectations. The diversity of trainers and sessions was very beneficial, and it helped us build a lot of capacity, mainly how to be leaders of a newsroom, not only managers,” says Hagar Gamil, Radio El Nil, one of the 27 women journalists from Egypt who completed the WAN-IFRA Women in News Leadership Accelerator Media Management Training this week.

Ken Doctor: High-quality, unique local content is the way to go

Ahead of this week’s World Media Leaders eSummit, we asked leading news media analyst Ken Doctor five questions to gauge his take on how the industry is being reshaped by the pandemic.

COVID leads to a virtuous circle of opportunities at La Liberté in Canada

Given the glut of information about the current pandemic, it’s surprising to note that children have been almost completely left out of the loop. It’s for this important group that La Liberté, a French-language weekly based in Manitoba, Canada, has chosen to return to the basics of its mission.

WAN-IFRA Webinar takeaways: How publishers can win back trust in advertising

Most publishers around the world have felt the pinch of advertisers pulling their spend during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result, they have no choice but to prove their worth and value to those clients.

Optimising the newsroom of the future

The coronavirus pandemic has forced news organisations around the world to quickly adapt to a new operational mode, moving to remote work and reconfiguring as distributed, digital spaces.

New tech, fewer reporters: Challenges facing South Asian newsrooms post-COVID

Editors from several South Asian news publishers including The Quint (India), The Hindu (India), Times of India (India) and The Daily Star (Bangladesh) recently took part in a WAN-IFRA Webinar (according to Chatham House rules) to discuss the immediate business and editorial challenges facing the region’s news industry, and how they see things developing in the months ahead.

Webinar takeaways: Premium programmatic providers find cautious optimism amid pandemic

News publishers worldwide have seen their advertising revenues hammered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of experts from Europe, the UK and the US, who run premium private marketplaces that sell programmatic advertising for publishers, joined a WAN-IFRA Webinar recently to discuss the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on revenues, what they are working on as well as a few encouraging signs they are seeing.

Webinar takeaways: Spanish news orgs take engagement to a new level during Corona crisis

More than just a silver lining during a crisis of our lifetime, newsrooms are finding the engagement and subsequent trust they are forging with their audiences today as a sturdy building block for their future. Three Spanish editors echoed that during a WAN-IFRA webinar last week.