Joe Kahn: Political polarisation poses a major challenge for journalism

2023-02-08. The New York Times Executive Editor, a former foreign correspondent in Asia, will have been in the editor’s chair a year when he takes to the stage at this year’s World News Media Congress in Taipei in June 2023. Shortly before he took control of the newsroom, Kahn outlined some of his priorities in an interview with Fernando Belzunce, which we are republishing here with permission.

The Wall Street Journal, Economist and Financial Times all now have female editors – what does it mean for business?

2023-02-07. Emma Tucker’s arrival as editor of The Wall Street Journal means that there are women running the three most important outlets for financial commentary.

Learnings from a year-long focus on gender issues in Malaysia

2023-02-02. On International Women’s Day last year, Malaysia’s The Star kicked off a year-long collaborative initiative to profile key issues affecting women in Asia. The aim? To position stories around the key challenges facing women on the news agenda throughout the year – not just as a key calendar highlight.

New WAN-IFRA report features strategies for news publishers to engage key audiences

2023-02-01. The new report features stories from European news publishers that embraced an audience-first mindset during their participation in the Table Stakes Europe programme. By choosing specific target audiences and starting to produce journalism that serves their needs, the companies were able to create loyal new readers and accelerate their digital transformation.

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Funke Mediengruppe’s Dr. Klemens Berktold: ‘Programmatic printing, clever distribution is key to take newspaper to the next level’

2023-02-01. Dr. Klemens Berktold, managing director at Funke Mediengruppe Print Division tells WAN-IFRA about technology adoption, growth potential and challenges in the printing industry.

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2022 winners announced

2023-01-30. The Quint, The Hindu, Prothom Alo, and Indian Express emerged as the 2022 South Asian Digital Media Awards winners, from more than 100 entries from news publishers across South Asia.

Why there should be more editorial focus on TikTok

2023-01-19. We always tell people to be where your audience is. Right now, 755 million people are on TikTok. smartocto spoke to Dutch journalist and well-known TikToker Marieke Kuypers about why the platform holds so much potential for newsrooms. And what you can do to be relevant.

Wanted: Media partners for global content-sharing network

2023-01-27. A new collaborative venture is going global, inviting English and Spanish media partners to join a network of trusted outlets and share human interest stories with new audiences.

New WAN-IFRA report on reader revenue: 10 cases of best-practice

2023-01-25. For many news organisations today, their North Star is to reach that point when digital revenue accounts for the largest share of their income. Ideally, at least in most cases, a heavy dose of that comes from digital subscriptions: recurring revenue that paves the way for a more sustainable business.

At The Seattle Times, 70 percent of revenue now comes from readers

2023-01-25. “You can have the most sophisticated funnel, the best retention tools on the planet, spend a fortune on your tech stack, but if your content is bad, if you’ve gutted your newsroom, if you’re publishing two or three local stories a day, I say save your money on all your retention efforts because you’re still going to fail,” says Alan Fisco, President of The Seattle Times.