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Media Laws in India. A ‘must-read’ handbook for journalists in the region.

2020-11-04. WAN-IFRA has released “Media Laws in India”, a comprehensive report that looks at laws affecting the editorial functioning of media in India. An initiative of WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum South Asia Chapter, the report provides news media professionals with a better understanding of freedom of expression in India.

Jordanian Etaf Roudan gets top leadership award from Women in News

2020-11-03. WAN-IFRA Women in News has named Etaf Roudan, director of Radio al-Balad in Jordan as its 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for the Arab Region. The WIN Editorial Leadership Award is given annually to outstanding editors, one from the Arab Region and one from sub-Saharan Africa, in recognition of excellence in leadership, and an unwavering commitment to equality and press freedom.

Prepare your newsroom for future health crises

2020-10-30. Scientists are warning that we may be entering a looming age of pandemics. Epidemics may be more frequent, with many viruses coming from animals, and spreading more easily because of global travel.

Facebook News reaches “significant new audiences”

Facebook News integrates news into a single, dedicated space on the app. Anne Kornblut, Global Head of Curation at Facebook, in her keynote address at Digital Media Asia 2020, reported strong initial traction for the dedicated news tab, with engagement and retention growing quickly.

Lookout Local: Ken Doctor’s prescription for sustaining local media in the US

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of authoritarian regimes have been challenging newsrooms, Lookout Local aims to create a sustainable business model by focusing on its community and readers so that journalism can thrive.

Tips for news publishers on monetising video, audio

Digital video and audio consumption have grown exponentially. Ajay Chacko, co-founder and CEO of Arré; Lottie Laws, head of global video solutions at Twitter Australia; and Roby Alampay, founder and CEO of Puma Public Productions, recently discussed tips and best practices for monetising video and audio at Digital Media Asia 2020.

Alan Rusbridger: “Tenemos que repensar el periodismo”

2020-11-12. “Necesitamos replantearlos lo fundamental sobre cómo hacemos el periodismo, cómo lo explicamos, cómo conseguimos que la gente se dé cuenta de que lo que hacemos es diferente de la caótica masa de información que nos rodea,” dice Alan Rusbridger, el ex Director de The Guardian.

Alan Rusbridger: ‘Precisamos repensar o jornalismo’

2020-11-12. “Acho que precisamos fazer uma reconsideração geral sobre como fazer jornalismo, como explicá-lo, como fazer as pessoas perceberem que o que fazemos é diferente da massa caótica de informações que nos cerca”, disse o ex-editor do Guardian, Alan Rusbridger.

Partly back in its newsroom, Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv sees benefits in flexibility

Dagens Næringsliv (DN), a leading Norwegian news company known for its business reporting, investigative and feature journalism has been gradually bringing back some staff to its physical newsroom to a level of about 50 percent of what it was pre-COVID.

How podcasting is developing in Africa

Podcasts are a rare point of growth in the current media landscape. They are valued for convenience, intimacy, and choice. The younger, better educated audience is also highly desirable to advertisers.