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News media and environmental sustainability: what’s next for ‘green media’?

2022-01-17. News publishers report on climate change with an increased focus – but how does the industry approach its own environmental sustainability? The French press has reduced its ecological impact significantly over the last few years, thanks to a mix of regulations and voluntary commitments. Meanwhile, Schibsted’s approach to sustainability can help individual publishers with decreasing their emissions.

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Ken Doctor’s Lookout Local proving out its model and planning a network

2022-01-14. Ken Doctor and a small, but growing, number of locally minded publishers are beginning to prove they can keep their communities well informed while still running healthy, sustainable news businesses.

WAN-IFRA, FIPP, EMMA, & ENPA condemn the cyber-attack on Portuguese media company, Impresa

2021-01-12. WAN-IFRA, FIPP, EMMA (European Magazine Media Association) and ENPA (European Newspaper Publishers’ Association) strongly condemn the cyber-attack on Portuguese media company, Impresa, which has taken offline both the Expresso newspaper site and SIC TV.

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How Stuff aims to become New Zealand’s most trusted platform

2022-01-11. Founded in 2003 and now New Zealand’s largest media organisation, Stuff, has spent much of the past five years leveraging its reach with the aim of being the country’s most trusted platform while building a sustainable business for itself.

Audience engagement at hybrid-model digital media houses: Tips from Scroll

2022-01-01. Scroll, one of the first purely-digital media outlets in India, follows a hybrid business model that includes reader revenue, advertising, donations and more. Karnika Kohli, growth manager at ScrollStack, believes this makes audience engagement very different for Scroll compared to those who follow a single model.

How a data-centric approach helps increase audience engagement

2021-12-31. Digital transition can at times seem a daunting task, particularly for media houses that have developed a newsroom culture over the years centred on their core product. Getting familiar with data and making use of insights to increase engagement can help, says Esra Dogramaci, Managing Editor at SBS News, Australia.

How The Quint increased traffic by 200 percent in 6 months

2021-12-29. From May to October 2021, India-based digital news publisher The Quint’s traffic went up by around 200 percent. Nidhi Mahajan, Associate Editor (Team Lead), Audience Engagement at The Quint attributes this to the audience engagement strategies the publisher has been pursuing.

Winners of South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 announced

2021-12-23. Malayala Manorama’s manoramaonline.com bagged the ‘ Best in News Website’ South Asian Digital Media Award for the third time in a row. Among the winners are The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Quint, Mojo Story, NDTV Convergence, Times of India Digital and Sakal.

AI in the newsroom: why metadata should be the focus point

2021-12-21. Artificial Intelligence is becoming an important part of many industries, but how should journalists and publishers understand it? Christopher Brennan, co-founder of Overtone.ai, spoke with researcher Carl-Gustav Lindén about why metadata, rather than automation, makes more sense as a focus.

World’s Press Urges Polish President to Veto Media Bill

2021-12-21. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum are alarmed at the passing of a controversial media bill in Poland, which if signed into law, will have the effect of silencing critical media.

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