Mastering frontpage engagement: Norway’s VG aligns strategy and analytics

2024-01-04. Verdens Gang (VG) is Norway’s largest news website. In navigating the delicate balance between news integrity, reader engagement, and revenue generation, has crafted a unique, data-driven approach.

The 5 factors driving Schibsted’s digital transformation

2023-12-22. We have written numerous times about how Schibsted in the Nordics serves as an ongoing reference in the industry for “digital transformation” done right. Of course digital transformation looks different from publisher to publisher, with different KPIs, different approaches, different successes. Here is what it looks like for Schibsted today.

How The Hindu increased audience engagement by 21% in 6 months

2023-12-14. India’s The Hindu Group recently undertook a major initiative to overhaul their digital transformation strategy. The objective of the project was to seed audience-first thinking in the company’s Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru bureaus and study its impact before rolling out the program to all the centres.

Silos no more: ‘AI demands cross-functional collaboration’ – Uli Köppen

2023-12-08. From algorithmic accountability reporting to personalised regionalised audio, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)’s Uli Köppen illustrates groundbreaking AI capabilities for newsrooms – and amplifies calls for interdisciplinary collaborations, offering sound advice on building a digital strategy.

Connecting the disconnected: global initiative proffers solution to major obstacles in climate change reporting

2023-12-08. Audience apathy, resource challenges and restrictions, and fear of reprisal: new research reveals three major obstacles in climate reporting across South East Asia – even as we grapple with the harsh realities of climate change. The good news? ClimateXchange is here and hopes to change all that – not just in the region, but globally.

‘Let’s reset’ – top educator Nico Drok calls for a different type of journalism

2023-11-24. Journalism today is mistrusted, maligned, unsafe, even deadly. What could the future possibly hold for aspiring reporters? Nico Drok shares results from a global survey of educators – and offers advice for journalists and newsrooms.

Lessons and wins from four years on the FT’s Next Gen Board

2023-11-24. Heading into its fifth year, the Financial Times’ Next Generation Board shows that inclusion and collaboration really works.

From fear to optimism: survey confirms need for more solutions approach to climate journalism

2023-11-17. What can media take out from the new Edelman special report on Trust and Climate Change? Climate change is becoming more personal and for communicators, optimism and solutions are key to action.

MDIF Ventures calls for digital media applications for $1m investment fund

2023-11-07. The Media Development Investment Fund Ventures is inviting applications from digital media for its $1m investment fund. Successful applicants will receive equity financing and strategic advice to help them take their business to the next level. Deadline: 10 December.

WAN-IFRA joins an international alliance to build a trusted European media data space.

2023-10-12. WAN-IFRA (The World Association of News Publishers) announced its partnership with TEMS, a consortium of forty-three organisations representing hundreds of stakeholders from fourteen countries in the European cultural and creative sectors. The TEMS consortium presents the biggest European initiative to create a data space ecosystem in the media sector.