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Finding new stories post-pandemic: five data-driven ideas

2021-09-20. As vaccination drives gain pace in many parts of the world or move into the booster phase, we are starting to see the beginning of what we hope will be the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some countries are still struggling with their latest wave of infections, others have made plans to reopen their economies, education and other social sectors.

Teachers honored in the front-line quest to help students understand the ‘why’ of press freedom

2021-09-15. Educators in Bolivia, the United States and Nigeria have won Global Youth & News Media Prizes for excellence in teaching their students about why societies need good journalism and about the range of threats journalists confront.

Five risks driving Daily Maverick’s climate coverage

2021-09-10. Our Burning Planet produces high-end journalism about humanity’s greatest challenge. On World News Day, 28 September, some 300 newsrooms around the world will show what they are doing about climate change.

Spain: El Diario’s 61K member-strong business model caters to those who cannot pay

2021-09-09. El Diario, a Spanish online-only news company, was founded in 2012 with the primary aim of reconnecting society with journalism. The company’s membership programme is built under the premise that journalism is a public service.

Eight news organisations will participate in the new WAN-IFRA business innovation programme in Latin America 

2021-09-08. News organisations from Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay will be part of the first “Newsroom & Business Transformation Program” in Latin America. After the successful launches in Asia and the Middle East last year, WAN-IFRA is expanding the programme to the Latin American region, with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project. 

Germany’s Nordkurier creates newsletter to connect with former residents

2021-09-07. Nordkurier, a news publisher based in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the country’s northeast, has created a weekly newsletter that aims to strengthen the bonds between people who used to live in the region with the area’s present and its future.

How three publishers leveraged the funnel to grow reader revenue

2021-09-02. During our recent Digital Media Asia conference, three publishers discussed their successes and learning points from using the audience funnel to increase subscriptions.

Afghan Journalist Appeal

2021-08-30. Many of our members have been in touch to ask how they can support Afghan colleagues and contribute to the ongoing, desperate efforts to evacuate journalists and their families. You can help by hosting Afghan journalists in your newsroom; contributing funds to support media professionals and their families.

Climate crisis: How India’s ETPrime is spicing up its coverage

2021-08-27. How do you pique audience interest when it comes to climate change coverage? This is the question Aesha Datta, assistant editor, environment, for India’s members-only business news site ETPrime strives to answer through her reporting.

Afghanistan: A worsening situation for journalists

2021-08-27. The world has watched in shock and growing disbelief at the rapidity of events over the past two weeks that have seen Afghanistan once more ruled by the Taliban. Journalists and media workers have been regular targets over the past 20 years of conflict, and for those who remain in Afghanistan, safety is of deepening concern.