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World News Day sets ambitious global target to amplify fact-based climate journalism

2021-06-07. The fourth annual World News Day, a worldwide campaign for global news organisations to draw audience attention to the value of fact-based journalism, will take place on September 28, 2021.

WAN-IFRA launches a new Expert Group to arm data practitioners with powerful journalism analytics

2021-06-02. WAN-IFRA, together with sixteen European news organisations, launch the Data Science Expert Group, a network of news media professionals working in data science, data analytics and data engineering. Its goal is to arm practitioners with powerful journalism analytics built around newsroom priorities to grow audiences, deepen engagement and drive subscriptions.

QUEST journalism toolkit offers new resources for science journalists to enhance their reporting

2021-06-02. The EU-funded project QUEST has released a new set of resources that help journalists report on science-related topics more effectively. The resources are a culmination of two years of research that examined the challenges and pressures science reporters face in today’s fast-paced media environment.

Scott C. Schurz passed away

2021-05-26. It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Scott C. Schurz. Scott was chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications, and a former Board member of both WAN and WAN-IFRA. On behalf of the World Association of News Publishers, we extend the condolences of the entire global newspaper community to his family and colleagues.

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.

WAN-IFRA moves the World News Media Congress to 1-3 December 2021 

2021-05-12. The prospect of an easing of international travel restrictions as COVID-19 vaccinations increase has prompted WAN-IFRA to shift the dates of its World News Media Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, from 28-30 September to 1-3 December 2021

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.

New Guide to Help Activate Cultural Change for News Publishers Launched

2021-04-28. WAN-IFRA publishes a new guide to help media executives initiate change in their newsrooms. The handbook summarizes key lessons shared during the Cultural Change Ignition Program for Latin American News Publishers.

WAN-IFRA World Press Trends Outlook: Digital transformation in the driver’s seat

2021-04-21. One of the many silver linings of the pandemic for publishers has been the ability of their organisations to adapt quickly to this changing environment. For many, this meant speeding up their digital transformation efforts. In its just-published World Press Trends Outlook report, publishers told WAN-IFRA that accelerating their digital transformation strategy was the most important change to make.

WAN-IFRA announces major partnership with Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2021-04-19. WAN-IFRA expands its media freedom activities in seven countries throughout East Central Africa and Southeast Asia, thanks to a 2-year renewed partnership of NOK10,000,000 (€1,000,000) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme, titled ‘Strengthening Independent Media’, will focus on the three core themes of gender equality, safety, and stability.