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Disinformation and AI: the industrial revolution?

NewsGuard research shows that tech improvements will shortly allow AI to foster “fake news” at an unprecedented scale, in unbelievable volumes and seizing advertising revenues from news media while plagiarising their content.

How Schibsted and Mediacorp are deploying AI in the newsroom

2024-02-22. As AI becomes mainstream in everyday work, there are many editorial opportunities for newsrooms to discover. However, incorporating AI in your workflow can seem daunting. How does a newsroom begin this integration?

Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung succeeds by focusing on reader needs

2024-02-21. The German publisher created a successful new brand for food and gastronomy content and transformed its approach to covering local music festivals. These and other audience-focused efforts have dramatically improved their performance metrics and paved the way for future digital revenue growth.

WAN-IFRA Unveils “AI Unlocked” Programme to Drive Media Innovation, Creativity and Sustainability.

2024-02-21. WAN-IFRA announced the launch of “AI Unlocked”. The programme and forum is tailored for all news media publishers interested in Artificial Intelligence and its impact on their organization. Through AI Unlocked, media professionals will learn, discuss, experiment with, and define ways to use AI in their business. The initiative is open to news publishers around the globe.

World Printers Summit comes to Austria this year

2024-02-20. The two-day global summit, hosted by the World Printers Forum, is scheduled to take place from 8-9 October 2024 in Vienna, Austria at Palais Niederösterreich.

Interview: Why focusing on audiences helps newsroom transformation succeed

2024-02-15. Alexandra Borchardt and Lyndsey Jones, coaches in WAN-IFRA’s Table Stakes Europe programme, discuss how paying close attention to the needs and interests of specific audience groups can help ensure that transformation projects stay on track and on target.

Tributes pour in for ‘Dean of Sudanese press’ and Golden Pen Laureate Mahjoub Mohammed Saleh

2024-02-15. The African media fraternity is mourning the passing of award-winning, veteran Sudanese journalist and 2005 Golden Pen of Freedom recipient Mahjoub Mohamed Saleh, who died in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, aged 96.

Reaching young readers: How Stavanger Aftenblad covers junior football like it’s the Champions League

2024-02-12. Elin Stueland, Project Lead AI at Schibsted’s Norwegian regional title Stavanger Aftenblad explains how the publisher is attracting young readers through their reader promise of covering local football like it’s the Champions League.

Death, exhaustion and suspicion: AFP journalists on the horrors of Gaza

2024-02-12. Every day since October 7, AFP’s team of journalists in Gaza have been risking their lives to cover a war that has shaken the world. They have all had to flee their homes, working without respite in the shadow of death in a territory they are not allowed to leave.

‘There’s no such thing as a deadline’ – investigative veteran David Walmsley on fostering emerging talent in the newsroom

2024-02-09. The Globe and Mail’s Editor in Chief has many stories to tell, none more compelling than his 30-year investigation into the final flight of Zulu Delta 576 – and how it continues to impact his career, and newsroom, today.