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Sweden’s NTM doubles subscribers with digital pivot

2024-06-12. NTM, one of the largest media groups in Sweden, is spread across 17 newsrooms, with a 70 percent reach in its operational areas. It launched its subscription efforts in 2017, with a freemium paywall.

How newspaper giant Mediahuis aims to reach 70% digital revenue by 2030

2024-06-11. European news publisher Mediahuis has 1.8 million subscribers with a roughly 50/50 split between print and digital on average across all the titles. Currently the revenue split is 70% print and 30% digital.

WAN-IFRA and DistriPress announce strategic merger to strengthen the industry leadership

2024-06-07. WAN-IFRA and DistriPress are thrilled to announce their strategic merger in a landmark move poised to reshape the industry landscape. This union combines both associations’ strengths and resources and drives innovative initiatives within the industry.

Spain’s Relevo boosts homepage engagement by a third with AI-driven coding

2024-06-05. Relevo, a Spanish sports news site targeting Gen Z and Millennials, developed the “slick” metric (swipes + clicks) to measure engagement, using AI to create tools for analysing headline lengths, which boosted engagement significantly.

OpenAI content boss: ‘Incumbent’ on us to help small publishers, not just the giants

2024-06-03. Tom Rubin explains thinking behind partnership deals for publishers big and small, at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress, in Copenhagen.

Dima Khatib: “Freedom of the press starts with the right to life and safety for all”

2024-05-31. Dima Khatib, Managing Director, AJ+, was awarded the WAN-IFRA’s Women in News Editorial Leadership prize at the World News Media Congress in Copenhagen on 29 May 2024. In her acceptance speech, Khatib paid tribute to journalists killed in Palestine in an unprecedented time in terms of the threat to journalists.

The Copenhagen Criteria: Gen Z identify and update 7 news values that matter

2023-05-31. A Global Youth News Lab, run to coincide with WAN-IRA’s 75th World News Media Congress in Denmark, produced an updated guide to help identify what is considered newsworthy by Gen Z.

WAN-IFRA and OpenAI Launch Global AI Accelerator for Newsrooms

2024-05-29. WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, has announced today the launch of a broad-based accelerator program for over 100 news publishers in partnership with OpenAI. The Newsroom AI Catalyst is an accelerator program designed to help newsrooms fast-track their AI adoption and implementation to bring efficiencies and create quality content. 

How products help fuel growth and drive traffic at The New York Times

2024-05-29. “Our consumers, our readers, are coming to us with all kinds of different expectations, questions and curiosities. It’s our job to meet those needs in the moment. Every time we get that right, we’re deepening our relationship with them and building trust. And that’s what’s going to lead to engagement and retention,” says Emily Withrow, VP of Product and Head of Subscriber Experiences at The New York Times.

FT CEO: News orgs ‘have leverage and should insist on payment’ from AI companies

2024-05-29. John Ridding described disintermediation as the “biggest threat” facing the industry, at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress 2024 in Copenhagen.