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As elections near, Brazil’s media unite in defence of democracy

As Brazil gears up for a general election in October, with a real threat of disruptive disinformation and fake news campaigns, the country’s news media have united to reaffirm their commitment to democracy and its two key tenets: respect for electoral results and the freedom of the press.

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Subscribers helping drive South Africa’s News24 podcasting success

2022-07-25. In late 2020, South Africa’s News24, an English-language digital news publisher, introduced a subscription model that has been enormously successful in helping the company to advance its journalism.

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Tracking gender balance and analysing online content: Experts share AI use cases

2022-07-22. Artificial Intelligence isn’t just for big publishers. That’s the key takeaway from two executives working in African media who showcased how they are leveraging the technology during WAN-IFRA’s recent Digital Media Africa conference.

How to convert paywall avoiders into loyal subscribers

2022-07-20. Those who you may consider news thieves could become your most loyal subscribers and significantly increase your advertising revenue. | Sponsored Content

Winners announced for the African Digital Media Awards 2022

2022-07-12. The winners of WAN-IFRA’s African Digital Media Awards were announced on Tuesday, 12 July, during the Digital Media Africa virtual conference. The annual African Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious digital news awards on the African continent, presented by WAN-IFRA.

Web3 applications for news media: call for expression of interest

2022-07-06. As part of its Global Alliance for Media Innovation, WAN-IFRA is partnering on a new pilot project to assess how Web3 can be used to help build ongoing trust and develop new sources of revenue for news publishers and content producers.

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Audience engagement, revenue opportunities in metaverse and NFTs

2022-06-17. In March and April this year, the South China Morning Post sold around HK$2 million (about US$255,000) worth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring images from its historical archives.

Why does paper continue to be an indispensable medium of information?

Changing consumer habits, driven by technology, are a constant; the need to achieve “net zero” commitments, ever more urgent. News publishers have navigated a global health crisis, which suppressed demand and reduced supply, a global logistics crunch, and now the consequences of war in Ukraine.

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How The Guardian and AFP used machine learning to understand quotes

2022-05-11. Quotes have always been used in news articles to bring life to a story and, more importantly, to add authenticity, accuracy and balance. Data scientists at The Guardian and AFP have found a way to give quotes a life of their own and to ensure that the accuracy and attribution of the sources are ironclad – thanks in part to AI.

Stars4Media NEWS call for projects launched

2022-04-21. Does your media organisation need business or newsroom transformation? Do you want to exchange best practices with other media and top experts, gain international experience and benefit from high impact transformation to spread in your media company? Stars4Media NEWS is welcoming submissions.