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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.

WAN-IFRA “Print Innovation Awards 2021” open for entries

2021-04-12. WAN-IFRA is inviting entries for its 4th annual Print Innovation Awards. The World Printers Forum’s competition celebrates the most innovative print ads as well as newspaper and magazine publishers’ products worldwide. The awards will be presented in Frankfurt at the World Printers Summit in October 2021.

Becoming Audiences First: Report on Year 1 of Table Stakes Europe

2021-04-08. Read about the experiences of Medienhaus Aachen, ARA, DC Thomson, Henneo, Le Parisien and Le Télégramme. How they built mini-publishing teams focused on specific audience needs, tackled capability gaps and motivated their newsrooms to join the transformation.

#NoEsHoraDeCallar: World’s Press Condemns Colombian Government’s Sabotage of Inter-American Court Hearing on Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima

2021-03-19. WAN-IFRA has denounced the Colombian government’s walkout during the first day of a virtual public hearing at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) that was due to determine the level of state responsibility for the 2000 abduction, rape, and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima.

The next round of the Asian Best in Print contest is back

2021-03-04. The Asian Best in Print 2021 contest is back with a lot of freshness and few changes in the criteria for application. The award’s objective is to prove and improve print reproduction quality while seeding the competitiveness among the organisation’s workforce. The call for entries is announced today.

Digital Media India 2021: How technology can aid the “new normal”

2021-03-03. The tenth edition of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media India (DMI) conference is being held virtually from 2 to 4 March, with more than 200 news media executives from over 15 countries in attendance.

Young media talents called to submit applications to Stars4Media

2021-02-18. The second edition of the Stars4Media exchange and coaching programme is now open to young media professionals who seek to develop new editorial products or test innovative ideas. The call for applications is open to European journalists and news organisations until 1 July 2021.

WAN-IFRA launches a new programme in the Middle East to drive newsroom transformation towards reader revenue success

2021-02-09. A programme tailored to pioneering Middle Eastern newsrooms, the Newsroom Transformation Programme 2021 will be launched on May 18, 2021.