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Covid-19: science communication at its peak

The coronavirus crisis has spurred on an avalanche of news, much of it confusing and inconsistent. The need for good quality science communication is stronger than ever, as new information can have a direct impact on how people perceive and react to the spread of the virus.

Webinar takeaways: For digital subscription success, focus on ARPU, tight meter

When news publishers talk about digital subscriptions, they often tend to focus on the volume, or the number, of digital subscribers they have or are trying to get, but for Mitch Pugh, Executive Editor of The Post and Courier in South Carolina, the crucial number around digital subscriptions is the average rate per user, or ARPU.

‘Adapt or die’: Newsrooms amid COVID-19 pandemic

Editor and consultant John Crowley shares initial results from a survey investigating how journalists are coping with COVID-19, and what the news sector might look like once the pandemic is over.

How newsrooms are coping with coronavirus: A global survey of editors

The COVID-19 crisis has forced news organisations around the world to adopt measures to ensure they can continue to produce content at the expected rate and standard, while keeping their staff safe. In late March, WAN-IFRA surveyed more than 100 editorial executives who are part of its Global Media Trends Panel to learn more about how the outbreak has impacted their operations.

Webinar takeaways: Lessons from publishers with successful digital subscription strategies

As part of its European Digital Media Awards competition this year, WAN-IFRA introduced a Members’ Choice Award in the category of Best Paid Content Strategy. The three finalists showcased their successful strategies during a webinar last week.

Webinar takeaways: How Dagens Nyheter has added thousands of digital subs during COVID-19

Leading Swedish daily news publisher Dagens Nyheter (DN) has seen sharp increases in registered users and digital subscribers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar takeaways: Ensuring safety of field reporters covering COVID-19

In a WAN-IFRA webinar on Thursday, Roger Renni, Director and Senior Security Consultant at Key Objectives, and Dr Kane Mortlock, Active Paramedic in State Emergency Support, Australia, and Key Objectives Instructor, offered expert advice for journalists working during the COVID-19 pandemic.