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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.

Switzerland’s Ringier uses AI for gender-equal reportage

2021-06-28. Media houses throughout the world are finding they are not representing enough diverse voices in their content coverage and in newsrooms. A whopping 82 percent of the global media coverage is about men, according to the Global Media Monitoring Project.

World’s Press Condemns Forced Closure of Apple Daily

2021-06-24. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn the enforced closure of Apple Daily as a major blow to press freedom in Hong Kong.

Digital News Report 2021: The pandemic accelerated digital transformation, increased economic pressures

2021-06-23. The yearly report about news audiences’ consumption patterns and attitudes shows that even though the demand for trusted and reliable information grew during the pandemic, the news industry faces significant business challenges.

How The Washington Post uses podcasts to drive subscriptions

2021-06-23. The Washington Post’s podcasting vertical sits at the top of the company’s subscription-based strategy funnel. The brand aims to attract (and retain) new subscribers through their free podcasts and subsequently engage them with their journalism.

Join 300 newsrooms and make a case for your journalism

2021-06-18. Journalism around science, and looking after each other, has come into its own this past year. It’s the kind of content that has strengthened the bond between newsrooms and their communities. By giving people access to trustworthy information to help them manage their lives during a time of threat, a compelling case for fact-based journalism is made. This is exactly what World News Day, on September 28, seeks to highlight.

World’s Press Condemns Arrest of Apple Daily Editor-in-Chief

2021-06-17. Editor-in-Chief Ryan Law one of five senior executives arrested in early-morning raids, while Apple Daily newsroom was searched, and materials seized.