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COVID-19 and the rise of journalistic product innovation

The past year, while difficult, brought about great product innovation in the journalism industry. User-centred product development, which had taken root in 2019, became the focus for big and small news organisations globally in 2020.

How the FT’s Next Generation Board aims to build diversity, sustainability and inclusion

The Financial Times is piloting a global and diverse team called the Next Generation Board (NGB), drawn from all areas of business, which aims to provide a fresh perspective on company strategy and develop new ideas to help make the FT a better place to work.

Newsroom Guide: Journalism in the Age of Pandemics

The World Editors Forum launched a digital handbook for 2021 to help journalists, editors and newsrooms navigate COVID-19 and future health crises.

COVID-19: USA’s Trib Total Media boosts AI-backed hyperlocal journalism

Trib Total Media, a local news publisher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, published two daily print editions seven days a week and 13 free weekly publications that were mailed to readers before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the USA in March.

How Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza tackled a tough media environment

During WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe conference, Danuta Breguła, Director of Subscription Strategy at Gazeta Wyborcza, shared the paper’s recurring payment strategy, and talked about the difficulties of operating in the Polish media environment.

How Asian publishers are transforming their newsrooms and driving digital revenue

2020-12-23. From employing cutting-edge methods to derive and understand audience data to setting precise North Star goals to catalyse organisational transformation, five Asian news publishers share key lessons from WAN-IFRA’s inaugural Newsroom and Business Transformation Asia programme.

How a digital campaign drove community engagement for a Bangladesh daily

2020-12-18. The Daily Star, the largest English daily in Bangladesh, launched a campaign called “Bondhutte Bondi” (Locked by Friendship) to increase its audiences’ engagement during the lockdown period.

Editors share their 2021 outlook

2020-12-16. A World Editors Outlook Survey, conducted in the last quarter of 2020, points to further newsroom cutbacks – and some rethinking about what to cover editorially and how to cover it.

How product managers are rejuvenating journalism

2020-12-10.Singapore Press Holdings’ Chief Product Officer Gaurav Sachdeva explains how news publishers can leverage on product managers to spur newsroom transformation and better meet audiences’ needs.

How France’s L’Equipe is turning readers into subscribers

2020-12-07. The website of L’Equipe, a France-based global media company focussed on sports, has 2.4 million daily visitors, and 300,000 subscribers. Nearly all of these subscribers have been brought onboard in the past five years thanks to a customer-centred approach and mandatory registration.