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Despite the tech giant tug of war, keep an eye on these five trends

Governments in Australia, US and Europe are at loggerheads with tech giants, pushing them to pay publishers for the news hosted on these platforms. Here are five critical trends on how the tech companies are changing news consumption.

Lessons from Norway’s Amedia on driving subscribers and keeping them

Seventy-five percent of all page views on Amedia’s websites are identified to specific individuals. This is crucial to being able to personalise and have a data driven approach to everything from journalism to marketing activities, says Haakon Johansen, the company’s VP Consumer Market.

India’s The Federal doubles down on data visualisation

When India’s New Media Generation decided to launch The Federal digital media platform in 2019, visual storytelling was deemed so vital to its success that a dedicated data visualisation team was formed from Day 1.

Lakshmi Chaudhry on how upstart Splainer grabs a niche – and subscribers

Lakshmi Chaudhry is the founder of India’s Splainer, which she dubs Newsletter 2.0. She talks to WAN-IFRA about what goes into launching a business in the middle of a pandemic, the employed content strategy and fighting news fatigue.

WAN-IFRA launches a new programme in the Middle East to drive newsroom transformation towards reader revenue success

2021-02-09. A programme tailored to pioneering Middle Eastern newsrooms, the Newsroom Transformation Programme 2021 will be launched on May 18, 2021.

“No Freedom Without Solidarity”

Gazeta Wyborcza is proud of its 32-year record of holding power to account. One of Poland’s few remaining independent news titles, Wyborcza – its origins firmly rooted in Solidarity, the social movement that greatly contributed to ending communist rule – is no stranger to resistance.

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. Tomas Bella, Head of Digital, joined WAN-IFRA’s recent Digital Media Europe conference to talk about Denník N’s subscription journey.

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.