Can your newsroom meet the challenge of the climate crisis?

2022-01-20. 2022 will be the year to tackle the complexities of covering climate change says the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in a new report. While the obstacles are significant, editors are focused on the challenge.

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How Stuff aims to become New Zealand’s most trusted platform

2022-01-11. Founded in 2003 and now New Zealand’s largest media organisation, Stuff, has spent much of the past five years leveraging its reach with the aim of being the country’s most trusted platform while building a sustainable business for itself.

AI in the newsroom: why metadata should be the focus point

2021-12-21. Artificial Intelligence is becoming an important part of many industries, but how should journalists and publishers understand it? Christopher Brennan, co-founder of, spoke with researcher Carl-Gustav Lindén about why metadata, rather than automation, makes more sense as a focus.

World’s Press Urges Polish President to Veto Media Bill

2021-12-21. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum are alarmed at the passing of a controversial media bill in Poland, which if signed into law, will have the effect of silencing critical media.

Reporting the climate crisis effectively: What journalists need to keep in mind

2021-12-20. COP26 was one one of the hottest topics of 2021 grabbing global news headlines. As the debates around climate change continue to rage, how journalists report on the climate crisis and how newsrooms approach the subject has become more important than ever.

Podcast: Investigative journalism in Africa: A necessary expense

2021-12-15. Join us for the latest episode of The Backstory Media Freedom podcast as we explore how investigative journalism across Africa gets done – from new financing models to journalist safety, we examine the relationship between legacy media and new investigative platforms, and explore how journalists are managing the stresses of the job and avoiding burnout.

World’s Press Alarmed by Chilling Effect on Danish Press Freedom

2021-12-14. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have condemned moves by Danish intelligence services to warn the country’s top media against publishing potentially classified information.

Journalism and Climate Change: new guide to help newsrooms rise to the challenge

2021-12-14. A new newsroom guide on how to approach and improve climate change coverage is now available. It is part of a broader initiative to build newsroom capacity for what will be an ongoing story – touching every dimension of our lives.

Report: Trends in Content Management Systems

2021-12-13. This report features the findings of a survey conducted by WAN-IFRA about the core requirements of today’s content management system for news publishers, an overview of the strategies shaping investment and implementation, and a number of case studies that highlight various issues.

A Nobel for Journalists

2021-12-09. Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, recognising their struggle for press freedom, and the efforts of journalists all over the world who hold the line. Javier Garza Ramos looks at the signficicance.