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Not just gender: Findings from BBC’s 50:50 Project on ethnicity, disability inclusion

The BBC 50:50 Equality Project uses data-driven methodology to monitor content and fundamentally shift the representation of women within the media industry and in news coverage.

How The Guardian plans to hit 2 million paying supporters by 2022

In the current mediascape, it is abundantly clear that print advertising will continue to remain challenged. Guardian Media Group, is on a path to shift the balance of where its revenue comes from and moving to becoming reader-centric, reader-funded and financially sustainable.

Germany’s General-Anzeiger delivers for foodies with Bonn Appetit newsletter

2021-07-15. In late May, the Bonn-based news publisher General-Anzeiger launched a weekly newsletter called Bonn Appetit aimed at foodies that has taken off like a hot new restaurant.

Six APAC news publishers picked for landmark newsroom and business transformation programme

2021-07-12. A new batch of six APAC news media companies will embark on the second edition of the Newsroom and Business Transformation Asia (NBTA) programme. It follows the success of the last year’s groundbreaking initiative. The programme starts this week and will run until November 2021.

New research shows extent of sexual harassment in African Media

2021-07-06. One in two women has suffered sexual harassment in the workplace in Africa. One in two. Allow that to sink in – and then consider that only 30 per cent of these cases are reported.

Twenty-eight news editors and journalists across Asia begin six-month Young Media Leaders Fellowship

Singapore, 2021-07-05. The second annual round of The Young Media Leaders Fellowship (YMLF) is launched today with a new batch of twenty-eight high-potential mid-career editors and journalists from nineteen publications in eleven countries. The YMLF is an initiative of the World Editors Forum Asia Chapter and WAN-IFRA supported by Temasek Foundation. The programme offers leadership and professional development and networking opportunities through dedicated online and physical platforms.

The 7.4% Challenge – tips for addressing the gender imbalance in German local media and beyond

2021-07-02. It’s hard to sugar coat this fact: in a 2019 survey of 108 editors-in-chief in German regional media, only 8 were women, or to put it another way, 7.4%. A session at the recent Newsroom Summit delved into this issue.

High impact climate storytelling: lessons from NRK

2021-07-02. How do you increase your readers’ interest in climate stories? Two award-winning projects from the online team at Norway’s NRK offer insight that could help newsrooms increase impact and engagement in climate coverage.

Hearst Connecticut launches statewide platform aimed at new audiences

2021-06-30. Hearst Connecticut Media Group in the United States has launched a news site called CTInsider.com as a way to reach new readers throughout Connecticut. The company has also been hiring editorial staff specifically for the new venture.

IMLeS 2021: Future-proofing our journalism, need of the hour

2021-06-30. The second edition of WAN-IFRA’s Indian Media Leaders eSummit (IMLeS) is being held virtually from 28 to 30 June, with close to 250 news media executives from more than 35 organisations in attendance.