Despite the tech giant tug of war, keep an eye on these five trends

Governments in Australia, US and Europe are at loggerheads with tech giants, pushing them to pay publishers for the news hosted on these platforms. Here are five critical trends on how the tech companies are changing news consumption.

New Lisbon community news publication, with cafe HQ, launched

Mensagem, a newly launched online publication about Portugal’s capital city, is headquartered in a café in a bid to foster debate, exchanges and conversations with residents and readers.

Lessons from Norway’s Amedia on driving subscribers and keeping them

Seventy-five percent of all page views on Amedia’s websites are identified to specific individuals. This is crucial to being able to personalise and have a data driven approach to everything from journalism to marketing activities, says Haakon Johansen, the company’s VP Consumer Market.

India’s The Federal doubles down on data visualisation

When India’s New Media Generation decided to launch The Federal digital media platform in 2019, visual storytelling was deemed so vital to its success that a dedicated data visualisation team was formed from Day 1.

Lakshmi Chaudhry on how upstart Splainer grabs a niche – and subscribers

Lakshmi Chaudhry is the founder of India’s Splainer, which she dubs Newsletter 2.0. She talks to WAN-IFRA about what goes into launching a business in the middle of a pandemic, the employed content strategy and fighting news fatigue.

Facebook restricts users in Australia from sharing or viewing newslinks

Facebook’s announcement, which is in response to the proposed Media Bargaining Law in Australia, comes hours after Google agreed to pay a few publishers.

GNI’s Reader Revenue Playbook helps publishers tailor strategies

2021-02-10. “A big part of reader revenue success is building a culture that creates space for and rewards experimentation,” says Arun Venkataraman, Global Strategy Lead, Google News Initiative, USA. “This gives you the ability to identify the tactics that work best for your organisation and your readers.”

WAN-IFRA launches a new programme in the Middle East to drive newsroom transformation towards reader revenue success

2021-02-09. A programme tailored to pioneering Middle Eastern newsrooms, the Newsroom Transformation Programme 2021 will be launched on May 18, 2021.

How newsrooms can leverage automation

2021-2-8. In a new white paper, Swedish tech company United Robots details how news organisations can use automation to generate large volumes of fast, accurate, and reliable content.

What skills are needed to be The Editor in 2021?

2021-1-29. The next generation of newsroom leaders poised to take charge of some of America’s major news organisations may be quite different to the big names bowing out.