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Collaborate and boost science expertise the Australian way

The Australian Academy of Science is helping to overcome a shortage of specialist science skills in the newsroom by creating rigorously fact-checked content that news media can republish and share under a fair use policy.

5 lessons from 5 years of transformation at Belgium’s Mediahuis

2020-12-01. In the past five years, Mediahuis Belgium has grown the number of their digital subscribers by 85,000, more than offsetting the decline in their print subscribers during the same period. Just as importantly, they have increased their overall subscription revenues as well.

Austria’s Der Standard finds success with ad-free subscription

2020-12-01. With an ad-free subscription that doesn’t track users, Der Standard in Austria created a digital product that catered to what the organisation wanted and what users wanted, while complying with GDPR.

WAN-IFRA announces new dates for World News Media Congress 2021

2020-11-30. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WAN-IFRA postpones the 72nd World News Media Congress, which was to be held in June 2021. The event is now scheduled in Taiwan from 28 to 30 September 2021.

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.