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Ad innovations propel huge growth of NPR’s podcast revenues

NPR has been a leader in podcasts for the last 15 years. Meanwhile, NPM, NPR’s sponsorship arm, has been successfully implementing plans to monetise the podcasts.

How BBC News Labs uses AI-powered content automation to engage young audiences

BBC News Labs is a cross-functional innovation team whose latest experimentation involves machine summarisation and the automation of image galleries and graphical stories from text.

We want to know: Is blockchain making inroads with news media?

Take our short survey to help us understand the state of blockchain in the news publishing industry today.

Champion tomorrow’s news talent. Join the Stars4Media’s news innovation network

2021-05-19. WAN-IFRA is looking for EU news media to partner with some innovation projects submitted to Stars4Media, the first European innovation exchange programme to facilitate cross-border cooperation between media professionals.

What’s up at the Straits Times?

2021-05-19. Amid the global search for sustainable business models for news publishers, Singapore Press Holdings plans to transfer its media businesses, including the Straits Times and Business Times, to a not-for-profit entity. It’s an initiative from the group’s corporate and editorial leaders in response to the relentless shareholder pressure. We asked SPH’s editor in chief, Warren Fernandez, for the background.

Wolfgang Kummer, longtime Linotype CEO, dies at 94

2021-05-17. Dr. Wolfgang Kummer, a pioneer of desktop publishing in the 1980s, passed away on 10 May 2021, his 94th birthday. He was Managing Director of Linotype Germany and later the CEO of the worldwide Linotype Group for almost 30 years.

QUEST toolkits: new resources to support science journalism

2021-05-14. The collection of handbooks, checklists, guides and other materials from the QUEST project aims to help journalists writing about science improve their skillsets and expertise.

Malawi Media Freedom Committee

2021-05-03. On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, WAN-IFRA is delighted to welcome the Malawi Media Freedom Committee into its regional and global network of media professionals – all of whom are committed to standing for quality journalism and press freedom while respecting diversity and plurality of voices.

How can AI help improve newsroom productivity?

2021-04-30. The GAMI Briefing #1 looked at how news publishers and journalists are using AI-powered solutions to work more efficiently, what kinds of issues arise when these tools are introduced in the newsroom, and what solutions exist to deal with such challenges.

Can’t we bury the ‘build it and they will come’ approach?

2021-04-19. “‘Build it, and they will come’ is still very much the default mindset for our industry.” That’s how Corrine Podger, Director at Digital Skills Agency, Australia, kicked off a session about a more audience-centric approach to products during the Asian Media Leaders eSummit 2021.