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Call for Nominations: Challenge of the Climate Crisis Journalism Programme

2021-08-04. The World Editors Forum is organising a virtual journalism programme on the Challenge of the Climate Crisis to help journalists build skills and capabilities to cover climate-related stories in an accurate and engaging way.

How South Africa’s News24 garnered 31K paying subscribers in 9 months

2021-08-04. After 21 years of serving South Africa with free journalism, News24, the country’s leading journalism group, realised it could no longer sustain itself on advertising revenue alone and decided to launch a paywall in 2020.

Not just gender: Findings from BBC’s 50:50 Project on ethnicity, disability inclusion

2021-07-30. The BBC 50:50 Equality Project uses data-driven methodology to monitor content and fundamentally shift the representation of women within the media industry and in news coverage.

How two African publishers are targeting specific communities

2021-07-29. TelQuel and Africa Uncensored, two media outlets based in Africa, recently shared the approaches and tools they developed in order to engage with and empower communities important to their organisations.

How The Guardian plans to hit 2 million paying supporters by 2022

2021-07-29. In the current mediascape, it is abundantly clear that print advertising will continue to remain challenged. Guardian Media Group, is on a path to shift the balance of where its revenue comes from and moving to becoming reader-centric, reader-funded and financially sustainable.

Stars4Media: Discover the 30 selected media innovation projects

2021-07-27. 185 media professionals, grouped around 30 initiatives involving 76 media organisations selected as grantees in the second round of Stars4Media annual programme in which WAN-IFRA is a partner.

The reverberation of Kleine Zeitung’s lockdown online music festival

2021-07-26. Just as publishers truly started to embrace events as an engagement and revenue source, the pandemic turned that upside down. So why not bring live music to your audience – virtually? On the last weekend of lockdown in May, Austrian daily newspaper Kleine Zeitung held an online music festival at its headquarters in Graz.

Winners announced for the African Digital Media Awards 2021

2021-07-22. The winners of the WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards were announced on Thursday, 22 July 2021. The annual African Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious digital news awards on the African continent, presented by WAN-IFRA.

WAN-IFRA announces 2021 European Digital Media Awards winners

2021-07-22. The winners of the WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards 2021 were announced on Thursday, 22 July – These awards honour European news publishers who excel in their work and deliver unique and original digital news projects. During a year that brought many challenges for news publishers, these entries are exemplary in their innovation, creativity and understanding of the needs of their audiences.

How Tortoise is building an engaged community using events and audio

2021-07-22. Two years after its launch, the UK slow-news outlet’s innovative ThinkIn events and focus on audio products has helped it bring in 110,000 members.

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