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18th Asian Media Awards: South China Morning Post makes clean sweep of Newspaper Infographics category

2019-05-08. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd took home six awards at the 18th Asian Media Awards, half of them for the top three spots in the Newspaper Infographics category. The other wins were for Newspaper Overall Design (Gold award) and Newspaper Breaking News (Silver and Bronze).

World Editors Forum Asia Chapter launched to build future newsrooms

2019-05-08. Editors from 15 news organisations around Asia have come together to set up a new Asia Chapter of the World Editors Forum, a grouping of editors under the auspices of World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA).

WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum Board elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

2019-04-08. The Board of WAN-IFRA’S World Printers Forum elected Herbert Kaiser, Senior Manager, Product and Project Management, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG, Würzburg, Germany, as the new Chairman and Max Garrido, Managing Director of the Spanish newspaper printing company Corporacion Bermont, as the new Vice Chairman.

Launching the News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment

2019-04-04. The News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment is a new resource that will help news outlets to review and improve their current safety practices and protocols. The Self-Assessment comprises a brief set of key questions and guideline notes that should prompt a constructive conversation around safety best practices and encourage practical and effective ways to advance such practices. The Self-Assessment supports news organizations to identify and better understand their own weaknesses and strengths in relation to the security of all individuals working for them exposed to danger, including freelancers.

WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards 2018 Winners Announced

2018-09-18. The World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA’s print community, announces the winners of its first Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, 9. October 2018, in Berlin.

We owe to Claude Bellanger what brings us together today

2018-03-17. One man, Claude Bellanger, has had an outstanding influence on the whole history of WAN-IFRA. He is one of the founders of the organisation and assumed the functions of general secretary from its creation in 1948, then of the president from 1962 up to 1978.

The 2016 Global Report on Online Commenting: Executive Summary

2016-10-17. As more high-profile media organizations choose to shut down comment section due to trolls, cost and legal concerns, the World Editors Forum finds that the majority of news organizations it surveyed are still trying and a few are starting to reap the benefits.

Governments Cannot Ignore Soft Censorship

2015-10-29. The release today of three new reports outlining the effects of soft censorship on the media in Hungary, Serbia and Mexico makes for alarming, but altogether unsurprising reading.

Best practices for online comment moderation

2013-06-04. How to best moderate, manage and make use of online comments is one of the key challenges that news organisations are facing today. As Larry Kilman, WAN-IFRA deputy CEO, pointed out in a presentation on the need for moderation at the 20th World Editors Forum, “The news industry’s future is about how citizens engage and participate in their society.”

The 2011 World Young Reader Prizes: About the winners

2011-08-17. WAN-IFRA’s annual World Young Reader Prize competition honors innovative newspapers that have devised the best project or activity to attract young readers. In all, the prizes honored 24 projects all over the world in 2011, with top winners from Brazil, Indonesia, India, Portugal, The Philippines and the United States.