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How Slovakia’s Denník N hit 65K paying subscribers in 6 years

Denník N, a Slovakian news company, has built a profitable business purely on reader revenue with 65,000 active subscribers.

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.

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.

Science and journalism: building alliances for future health crises

2020-12-17. Due to the havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the scientific community faces a few common questions from around the world: What’s next? Will another pandemic strike? And if so, how bad would it be?

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.

New WAN-IFRA research on sexual harassment in the media workplace in Southeast Asia

2020-12-10. WAN-IFRA Women in News and City, University of London, are entering the second phase of a major research study into sexual harassment in the media workplace. The research will look at the extent of the challenge in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

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.

Seven building blocks for storytelling during the time of COVID-19

2020-12-03. The basic premise of journalism is that the story is for the reader, and not for the journalist. However, in reality, journalists often push stories they feel are important.