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QUEST journalism toolkit offers new resources for science journalists to enhance their reporting

2021-06-02. The EU-funded project QUEST has released a new set of resources that help journalists report on science-related topics more effectively. The resources are a culmination of two years of research that examined the challenges and pressures science reporters face in today’s fast-paced media environment.

Spain’s Diario de Navarra refining strategies to boost digital subscribers

2021-06-01. During the past year, the staff of Diario de Navarra (DN), a regional news publisher based in Pamplona, Spain, have been intensifying their efforts to drive digital subscriptions. 

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Scott C. Schurz passed away

2021-05-26. It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Scott C. Schurz. Scott was chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications, and a former Board member of both WAN and WAN-IFRA. On behalf of the World Association of News Publishers, we extend the condolences of the entire global newspaper community to his family and colleagues.

Four lessons from the COVID-19 subscription surge

2021-05-21. Patrick Appel, Director of Research at Piano, shares four key lessons from the subscription surge publishers experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic | Sponsored Content

Why I created World News Day and why you should get involved

World News Day began in 2017 as a challenge to the news industry from Globe and Mail Editor-in-Chief, David Walmsley.  This year 300 newsrooms are expected to be part of the growing global news industry campaign. Walmsley tells us why he initiated World News Day, and about the special focus for September 28, 2021.

World Printers Forum Outlook 2021: Publishers to invest despite difficult 2020

2021-05-19. New report by World Printers Forum finds that newspaper publishers are going ahead with their investment plans in print despite the difficult situation posed by the pandemic in 2020.

Champion tomorrow’s news talent. Join the Stars4Media’s news innovation network

2021-05-19. WAN-IFRA is looking for EU news media to partner with some innovation projects submitted to Stars4Media, the first European innovation exchange programme to facilitate cross-border cooperation between media professionals.

What’s up at the Straits Times?

2021-05-19. Amid the global search for sustainable business models for news publishers, Singapore Press Holdings plans to transfer its media businesses, including the Straits Times and Business Times, to a not-for-profit entity. It’s an initiative from the group’s corporate and editorial leaders in response to the relentless shareholder pressure. We asked SPH’s editor in chief, Warren Fernandez, for the background.

New trust tool will help credible news providers

2021-05-19. A new web-based transparency tool to help promote media integrity and reward trustworthy news sources has been launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Through the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), news organisations can check, disclose and promote compliance of their editorial processes with best practices.

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