Joseph Kahn on his first year as New York Times’ Executive Editor

2023-06-30. “I’m not on the hook as editor or any specific KPIs, if you will, around digital subscription growth. What I’m on the hook for is creating a news report that is urgent, relevant to more and more people and distinctive.” In a one-on-one, Joseph Kahn reflects on his first 12 months as The New York Times’ Executive Editor during the World News Media Congress in Taipei.

WAN-IFRA launches Expert Panel to guide the news media industry

2023-06-30. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announced the launch of its Expert Panel during the annual World News Media Congress in Taipei. Fourteen professionals who are well established as experts in the media industry will represent the association and work closely together with it around the globe with the goal of supporting the news media industry in its quest for sustainability.

WAN-IFRA honours the world’s top digital media projects

2023-06-28. The winners of WAN-IFRA’s prestigious annual Digital Media Awards Worldwide, recognising outstanding achievements in digital media by the news industry, were announced in Taiwan on 28 June during a ceremony at the World News Media Congress 2023.

Survey: Are publishers closer to cracking the code with younger audiences? Here are 6 insights we found

2023-06-22. For years publishers have taken criticism for their inability to ‘get’ Gen Z and young millennials, but the truth is more complicated, according to a new survey conducted by Digiday and Arc XP. | Sponsored Content

Helping news publishers become audiences-first: a coach’s perspective

2023-06-20. We spoke with Stéphane Mayoux, one of the coaches in WAN-IFRA’s Table Stakes Europe programme, about how coaching can support news publishers as they work to transform their companies into future-proof businesses: “Understanding problems, making changes, carrying out experiments: this is what media companies need to do to survive in the digital environment.”

Testing, metrics, products: FT uses data to ace the subscription game

2023-06-15. The Financial Times treats data like an old friend. When it saw its advertising revenue decline, instead of trying to double down on it, the publisher leaned into the possibility of a new revenue stream – subscriptions. And some of its tactics have served as inspiration for many subscriber-focused publishers.

Digital News Report 2023: Audiences shift to video-based platforms; growth in reader revenue stagnates

2023-06-14. The report sheds light on the evolving role of third-party platforms as gateways to news content, and how the ongoing economic downturn is adding to news publishers’ business pressures.

How Mediahuis used data to increase retention by 14 percent in 3 months

2023-06-07. Like most publishers, Mediahuis, headquartered in Belgium, faces the double challenge of not just converting leads into digital subscribers but more importantly, retaining its current user base.

Should every journalist be able to create videos? Le Parisien and NTM share contrasting video strategies

2023-06-01. The French newspaper has built a specialised, 20-strong video department, while the Swedish media company expects every reporter to have the skills to produce video content.

How Germany’s Die Zeit boosted conversions by 8 percent in 2022

2023-05-30. Die Zeit is a weekly German newspaper and among the most successful European publishers that has explored subscriptions as a revenue stream. Here’s how the company experimented with early retention strategies and fostered routines with its audience.