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How a digital campaign drove community engagement for a Bangladesh daily

2020-12-18. The Daily Star, the largest English daily in Bangladesh, launched a campaign called “Bondhutte Bondi” (Locked by Friendship) to increase its audiences’ engagement during the lockdown period.

Dainik Bhaskar’s message for Indians: Mask is the only vaccine for now

2020-12-18. As the world grapples with the coronavirus, several states in India are witnessing a second/third wave of the pandemic. State governments have realised that wide-scale lockdowns are not a viable option anymore because of the crumbling global economy. How does one then prioritise safety and economic recovery amidst the pandemic? 

Science and journalism: building alliances for future health crises

2020-12-17. Due to the havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the scientific community faces a few common questions from around the world: What’s next? Will another pandemic strike? And if so, how bad would it be?

Editors share their 2021 outlook

2020-12-16. A World Editors Outlook Survey, conducted in the last quarter of 2020, points to further newsroom cutbacks – and some rethinking about what to cover editorially and how to cover it.

How product managers are rejuvenating journalism

2020-12-10.Singapore Press Holdings’ Chief Product Officer Gaurav Sachdeva explains how news publishers can leverage on product managers to spur newsroom transformation and better meet audiences’ needs.

New WAN-IFRA research on sexual harassment in the media workplace in Southeast Asia

2020-12-10. WAN-IFRA Women in News and City, University of London, are entering the second phase of a major research study into sexual harassment in the media workplace. The research will look at the extent of the challenge in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

How France’s L’Equipe is turning readers into subscribers

2020-12-07. The website of L’Equipe, a France-based global media company focussed on sports, has 2.4 million daily visitors, and 300,000 subscribers. Nearly all of these subscribers have been brought onboard in the past five years thanks to a customer-centred approach and mandatory registration.

“All we need is fair competition”

2020-12-07. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on December 5, 2020, Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer and president BDZV, shares his views about the relationship between news publishers and platforms. He calls for the rapid and uncompromising implementation of the EU Directive on Publishers’ Rights in Germany.

David Walmsley: ‘Journalism is about having the wherewithal to recognise what you don’t know’

2020-12-04. A partnership with The Royal Society of Canada enabled the Globe and Mail to tap scientific researchers’ expertise on COVID-19, while bringing the society’s perspectives to a wider audience.

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2020 winners announced

2020-12-03. The South Asian Digital Media Awards are South Asia’s most prestigious competition recognizing outstanding work done by news publishers in digital media. In its 5th annual edition, the awards celebrate The Hindu, ABP, NDTV Convergence, and TV18 among the top winners.

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