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How Canada’s Globe and Mail handled distribution issues during COVID-19

2020-11-17. One of the main challenges for newspapers during the COVID-19 crisis was logistics and distribution. With travel restrictions in place and staff not turning up for work, the last mile delivery system of several dailies was affected. However, in no time, publishers rose to the situation and brought in place measures to address the challenges. Similar was the case at Globe and Mail, Canada.

WAN-IFRA to host Science in the Newsroom Global eSummit 2020

2020-11-09. The World Editors Forum (WEF), WAN-IFRA’S network for editors, is to host a new global summit to help editors, journalists and newsroom managers prepare for future science or health-related crises.

How publishers are building new revenue through innovation

Media companies are increasingly innovating and coming up with new ideas for digital products and services which, in turn, bring in new revenues. In this dialogue, which took place during WAN-IFRA’s recent Digital Media Asia 2020, representatives from three leading media organisations talked about how they have managed to do this during the recent challenging times. The session was moderated by product consultant and former Le Parisien Chief Digital Officer, Ariane Bernard. 

Indian news publishers discuss preparing for a post-COVID era

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest story of their lives for most journalists. Ironically, it also sounded the death knell of several news organisations and rendered their journalists and other staff jobless.

How The New York Times thrived during a chaotic year

In a conversation with The New York Times’ Managing Editor, Joseph Kahn (pictured), South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu discussed with him how the Times has weathered the pandemic with its best-ever results of nearly 600,000 new subscriptions in Q1 2020 alone, how to prepare the newsroom for reader revenue, the product journey, the inevitable discussion around US-China relations, and the upcoming US elections against the backdrop of a still-raging pandemic.

Amid pandemic, Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv finds success with wine

In building a brand around Dagens Næringsliv’s wine journalist Merete Bø, and putting her wine reviews behind the paywall, the content achieved one of the highest conversion rates per article from free to paid this year.

Prepare your newsroom for future health crises

2020-10-30. Scientists are warning that we may be entering a looming age of pandemics. Epidemics may be more frequent, with many viruses coming from animals, and spreading more easily because of global travel.

Lenfest Institute: working with the Philly Inquirer as a ‘tech kitchen’ for COVID innovation and more

2020-10-29. What may be unique about the Lenfest Institute’s relationship with the Inquirer is its business structure – a not-for-profit supporting a for-profit – versus those newsrooms that are now exclusively not-for-profit, or those publishers that are owned by a foundation, and are themselves not-for-profit.

Is the remote newsroom here to stay?

Will newsrooms ever go back to the way they were before the pandemic? During WAN-IFRA’s virtual Newsroom Summit, news media executives discussed how they’ve been operating during the past several months, and which changes brought about by the coronavirus are likely to stay.

Partly back in its newsroom, Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv sees benefits in flexibility

Dagens Næringsliv (DN), a leading Norwegian news company known for its business reporting, investigative and feature journalism has been gradually bringing back some staff to its physical newsroom to a level of about 50 percent of what it was pre-COVID.