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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.

Journalism in the age of pandemics

2020-12-03. How can journalists make their reporting on health crises more effective? What can newsrooms do to prepare for future emergencies? At a recent event, scientists, journalists, editors and science organisation representatives reflected over the lessons we can draw from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Collaborate and boost science expertise the Australian way

2020-12-02. The Australian Academy of Science is helping to overcome a shortage of specialist science skills in the newsroom by creating rigorously fact-checked content that news media can republish and share under a fair use policy.

French security bill undermines press freedom

2020-11-23. A new French bill raises considerable risks of infringement of several fundamental rights, in particular the right to privacy and freedom of information. Disarmed in the face of the new digital disorder, the government seems incapable of effectively regulating the violence of social networks, preferring instead to reinforce a repressive legislative arsenal.

Highlights of key GNI results in Latin America

2020-11-20. On the occasion of a session held at Digital Media LATAM 2020, Fabiana Zanni, Cross-Google Partner Manager, News and Media & Entertainment – Brazil, together with participating media representatives, have highlighted the key results of the Google News Initiative (GNI) in Latin American.

Emily Bell: “A good social platform would be one that encourages and rewards good journalism and is transparent”

2020-11-18. The Founder and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, Emily Bell, outlines the relationships that should be established between media and social platforms so that they are beneficial to both parties.