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WAN-IFRA and UNESCO join forces to support journalism in the face of existential economic menace

2020-11-24. The announcement of the co-operation was made at the 40th-anniversary celebration of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), an inter-governmental forum for media development.

4 takeaways on change in local media – from a Table Stakes coach

2020-11-24. Coaching is about structure, language and asking the right questions – with unexpected inspiration from some rapidly changing local publishers in the US.

News UK’s diversity plan: If you have no targets, it’s not important to you

2020-11-24. With a three-pillar diversity strategy, News UK aims to address both representation needs and business aims.

French security bill undermines press freedom

2020-11-23. A new French bill raises considerable risks of infringement of several fundamental rights, in particular the right to privacy and freedom of information. Disarmed in the face of the new digital disorder, the government seems incapable of effectively regulating the violence of social networks, preferring instead to reinforce a repressive legislative arsenal.

Highlights of key GNI results in Latin America

2020-11-20. On the occasion of a session held at Digital Media LATAM 2020, Fabiana Zanni, Cross-Google Partner Manager, News and Media & Entertainment – Brazil, together with participating media representatives, have highlighted the key results of the Google News Initiative (GNI) in Latin American.

How Amedia converts women and young audiences into paid subscribers

2020-11-20. With 79 local publications, Amedia is Norway’s leading local news publishing group. The group has carried out a plan to attract young readers and women that has been remarkably successful. It has not only allowed them to increase the number of women and young people who now read the group’s newspapers but also to lead the growth in digital subscriptions.

Le Parisien doubles both digital subscribers and digital revenues in one year

2020-11-19. Le Parisien, a local newspaper covering news about Paris and the French capital’s region, has managed to double its number of digital subscribers and digital revenues in one year.

LATAM Digital Media Awards 2020 winners respond to the new demands of society

2020-11-18. One hundred twenty project teams from 11 countries and 47 companies attended the sixth edition of the LATAM Digital Media Awards on the occasion of the Digital Media LATAM 2020 conference organised by WAN-IFRA.

Emily Bell: “A good social platform would be one that encourages and rewards good journalism and is transparent”

2020-11-18. The Founder and Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, Emily Bell, outlines the relationships that should be established between media and social platforms so that they are beneficial to both parties.

Alan Rusbridger: “We cannot demand to be trusted just because we are journalists”

2020-11-18. Alan Rusbridger and Javier Moreno about the need to rebuild journalism, as we have understood it up to now, so that it can survive.