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WAN-IFRA announces the winners of the 2021 Digital Media Awards Worldwide

2021-11-30. The winners of the 2021 Digital Media Awards Worldwide demonstrate that successful news publishers understand their audiences expect excellence at every level: engaging storytelling, powerful images and purposeful design that combine to add insight and meaning to consumers’ lives. Likewise, the most effective services and campaigns are highly focused on the needs of users.

Four strategies from The Hindu to navigate the subscription game

2021-11-30. The Hindu, a 142-year-old legacy media brand, was the first English-language Indian newspaper to go digital in 1995. The company has been experimenting with paid products since 2018, and launched a hard paywall in 2019.

We join our voices to end sexual harassment

2021-11-25. On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women that marks the start of the 16-days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, we join our voices to end sexual harassment.

DC Thomson Media documentary on missing man boosts engagement

2021-11-24. A new documentary, “Missing from the Broch: The Disappearance of Shaun Ritchie,” helped Scottish group DC Thomson Media reach record engagement levels.

Best in Print Awarded at WAN-IFRA Indian Printers Summit

2021-11-23. The Indian Printers Summit 2021, WAN-IFRA’s in-person event, hosted the “Best in Print Asia 2021” this year. The event also saw the release of WAN-IFRA’s Special Report on ‘Guide to print using 40gsm newsprint’.

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How a topic-based newsletter is helping The Salt Lake Tribune drive revenue

2021-11-17. Newsletters offer great potential for helping news publishers at every stage of the subscription funnel, but it’s important to know what kinds of newsletters work best at which stages and develop them accordingly, says Lauren Gustus, Executive Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune.

What should a CMS look like today?

2021-11-17. Content Management Systems used to be relatively straightforward affairs, but as modern newsrooms publish a wider variety of forms of content (audio, video, text, images) across a wider range of internal and external platforms and devices, the demands on the modern CMS have grown exponentially. In a new report, we asked publishers for their perspectives. This is what Mediahuis CIO Koen Vandaele told us they want.

Finland: Three journalists prosecuted for ‘disclosing state secrets’

2021-11-16. The journalists working for Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading daily newspaper, were charged over an article about an intelligence facility.

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The six ‘P’s of successful printing plants

2021-11-16. While printed newspapers have declined steadily in much of the world, printed news products do still have a future and well managed printing plants will endure, says Paul Huybrechts, Managing Director of Coldset Partners, the printing division of Mediahuis Belgium.

World’s Press Calls for Immediate Release of Journalist Danny Fenster in Myanmar

*UPDATE* 2021-11-15. American journalist Danny Fenster has been released after being sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday 12th November. Former US ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson confirms Fenster was released and handed over to him and is now on his way home.

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