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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.

How NYT aims to reach 10 million digital subscribers

In 2019, The New York Times set a goal to achieve 10 million digital subscribers by 2025. Only a few years ago this might have seemed a pipe dream for the company. After all, when NYT launched its digital paywall in 2011, its goal was to garner 1-2 million digital subscribers.

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.

How social media platforms and financial instability are threatening press freedom

While authoritarian control, persecution, and physical violence continue to pose a massive danger to journalists and their work, social media giants and news organisations’ struggle to achieve financial sustainability also play a significant role in threatening press freedom and the news media ecosystem as a whole.

Le Parisien doubles its digital subscribers, sets goal of 200,000

In the past year, France’s Le Parisien has doubled both its numbers of digital subscribers and its revenues from digital subscriptions largely through an effort to produce far more “premium” articles that are for subscribers only.