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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.

FASTlab: a new hub for creative and transdisciplinary innovation and creation

2022-02-28. Paul Egglestone, Head of the School of Creative Industries in the College of Human and Social Futures at the University of Newcastle, describes FASTlab, a new hub for creative and transdisciplinary innovation and creation.

News media and environmental sustainability: What’s next for ‘green media’?

2022-01-17. News publishers report on climate change with an increased focus – but how does the industry approach its own environmental sustainability? The French press has reduced its ecological impact significantly over the last few years, thanks to a mix of regulations and voluntary commitments. Meanwhile, Schibsted’s approach to sustainability can help individual publishers with decreasing their emissions.

AI in the newsroom: why metadata should be the focus point

2021-12-21. Artificial Intelligence is becoming an important part of many industries, but how should journalists and publishers understand it? Christopher Brennan, co-founder of Overtone.ai, spoke with researcher Carl-Gustav Lindén about why metadata, rather than automation, makes more sense as a focus.

Extreme collaboration brings success for Argentina’s RED/ACCIÓN

2021-12-06. Chani Guyot, founder and director of Argentina’s RED/ACCIÓN, shares how trust, a convergence of purpose, transparency, and an agreement on goals and impact is helping the startup punch above its weight.