Global Publishing and Journalism Organizations Unite to Release Comprehensive Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence

2023-09-06. Twenty-six organizations representing thousands of creative professionals around the world, including news, entertainment, magazine, and book publishing companies and the academic publishing sector, released Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence.

WAN-IFRA joins RSF and other international news organisations to frame an ‘AI Charter in Media’

2023-07-27. The accelerating development of Artificial Intelligence in the news media poses incredible opportunities but also threats to the integrity of information. In response to this unprecedented challenge, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and international partners, including WAN-IFRA, are launching a committee, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, to draw up a charter to advise regulatory initiatives in this area.

Q&A with Richard Gingras of Google: ‘I do not buy this notion that journalism cannot be sustained on its own’

As Google’s Vice President of News, one core part of Richard Gingras’ position is answering the tough questions from publishers he regularly meets. Following his speech at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in Taipei last week, Bonnier’s Pia Rehnquist posed some questions to Gingras, as did the publishers in the audience.

VAT rate for news media, a critical element of post-pandemic recovery for independent media across Europe

2023-06-29. The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting during the 74th World News Media Congress taking place in Taipei, Taiwan from 28-30 June 2023, calls on governments of the European Union Member States to respect the spirit of the decision taken by the EU finance ministers in 2021 on the VAT rate for news media.

Want new, engaged and young readers? Make them play!

2023-05-26. The gamification of news keeps proving successful for news media websites. Norkon’s Fantasy Funds for example, allowed reputable financial news media to engage up to 24k players, increasing significantly readers and subscribers. Also WAN-IFRA is making its contribution to playing with news, thanks to the project NewsArcade.

AI companies crave credibility but it doesn’t come for free

2023-04-04. Michael Miller, News Corp Australia’s Executive Chairman, says AI engines must convince the public their information is trustworthy and credible. To achieve this, they will have to compensate those who provide the substance for their success fairly.

Want to reach younger audiences? Help is likely already working in your newsroom

2023-02-23. Ask a major news publisher which new readers they’d most like to reach, and odds are their first response will be “younger audiences.”

A Pact Against Disinformation

2023-01-10. The attack against Brazilian democracy that the world witnessed on Sunday, 8 January, when a horde of fanatics invaded and plundered the headquarters of the three powers in Brasília was not an event sprouted by spontaneous generation. The thousands of rioters who marched into the heart of Brazilian democracy with the intention of strangling it represent the tip of a phenomenon of global extension that threatens the very stability of the planet, writes Marcelo Rech.

Canada law worth over $300m/year for news businesses set to pass in spring 2023

2022-12-24. The law is arguably the most anticipated news in media policy this year. The Parliamentary Budget Officer expects that news businesses will receive from deals under the bill “a total compensation of $329.2 million per annum”. Find here a round-up of the highlights of the Law.

NewsArcade – how to entice young readers through news games

2022-12-24. WAN-IFRA and European partners are launching NewsArcade, a project that aims at tackling the challenge of the legitimacy of traditional media among youth and improve news literacy by closely bringing together journalism and news consumption through gamification.