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Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards

2022-08-12. Photos of civilians killed or injured in the Russia-Ukraine war are widespread, particularly online, both on social media and in professional news media. Editors have always published images of dead or suffering people during times of crisis, like wars and natural disasters. But the current crisis has delivered many more of these images, more widely published online, than ever before.

Norway’s Aftenposten looks to build retention through features, habits

2022-08-03. During the past eight to 10 years, Aftenposten has undergone a massive digital transformation of its editorial and business operations to the extent that the portion of revenue coming from subscribers is now around 80 percent – a solid foundation for sustainable growth.

Digital, investigative, data-driven: La Nación’s editorial strategy

2022-08-02. Ahead of his appearance at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in September, José del Rio, Editor-in-Chief of La Nación in Argentina, talks to us about adapting to change and leading the paper through some very eventful years.

How The Washington Post is attracting readers with global news hubs

2022-07-29. Nearly a year ago, The Washington Post established news hubs in Seoul and London with the goal of becoming a more global newsroom and providing readers with round-the-clock live news coverage.

Rethinking your news products to connect with new audiences – lessons from Table Stakes Europe

2022-07-26. As the information consumption habits of younger people differ radically from those of older generations, most news publishers fail to grab this audiences’ interest with their news product. The preliminary results from the current Table Stakes Europe program show how news companies are successfully using audienceS-and-digital first strategies to reach and engage new audiences.

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Subscribers helping drive South Africa’s News24 podcasting success

2022-07-25. In late 2020, South Africa’s News24, an English-language digital news publisher, introduced a subscription model that has been enormously successful in helping the company to advance its journalism.

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Tracking gender balance and analysing online content: Experts share AI use cases

2022-07-22. Artificial Intelligence isn’t just for big publishers. That’s the key takeaway from two executives working in African media who showcased how they are leveraging the technology during WAN-IFRA’s recent Digital Media Africa conference.

Le Quotidien Jurassien: Small Swiss daily turbo-charges its digital transition with Big Bang

2022–07–19. The French-language publisher has recently overhauled its website and updated its newsroom operations to support its digital transformation process. The renewed digital channels and streamlined newsroom workflows gave them a huge push with digital subscriptions.

Latin America: Strengthening entrepreneurial journalism

2022-07-15. As the media world changes rapidly, journalism schools find it difficult to keep up. The relevant skills journalists need today are often missing from their curricula, particularly when they concern the business of journalism. This case study is drawn from a collection of inspiring initiatives on ensuring media viability, written by Larry Kilman for UNESCO.

Winners announced for the African Digital Media Awards 2022

2022-07-12. The winners of WAN-IFRA’s African Digital Media Awards were announced on Tuesday, 12 July, during the Digital Media Africa virtual conference. The annual African Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious digital news awards on the African continent, presented by WAN-IFRA.