The Cuban communist regime tightens the gag on journalism

2021-07-16. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum (WEF) condemn the continued arrests of media professionals in Cuba and urge the authorities in Havana to release journalist Camila Acosta immediately. The charges against Acosta and any other journalist in a similar situation must be dropped, and the professional material confiscated must be returned.

How the 118-year-old South China Morning Post transformed into a digital-first newsroom

2021-07-16. Established in 1903, the Hong Kong based South China Morning Post had been operating with a legacy mindset for most of its life. But that changed about six years ago, when the publisher started focusing on how it needed to adopt a digital-first approach.

„Kleine Zeitung Online-Festival“: Sechs Bands sorgten für die „Rückkehr des Live-Gefühls“

Die „Kleine Zeitung“ veranstaltete am letzten Lockdown-Wochenende in Österreich, am Samstag, dem 15. Mai 2021, an ihrem Hauptsitz in Graz (Steiermark) ein Online-Festival mit sechs heimischen Bands.

WAN-IFRA y el Tecnológico de Monterrey publican informe sobre la transformación de medios regionales y digitales en México

2021-07-15. La Asociación Mundial de Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA) y el Tecnológico de Monterrey publican, con el apoyo del Facebook Journalism Project, un informe inédito sobre los principales desafíos de la industria periodística en México.

Germany’s General-Anzeiger delivers for foodies with Bonn Appetit newsletter

2021-07-15. In late May, the Bonn-based news publisher General-Anzeiger launched a weekly newsletter called Bonn Appetit aimed at foodies that has taken off like a hot new restaurant.

The transformation of regional and digital media in Mexico

2021-07-14. WAN-IFRA and the Tecnológico de Monterrey have published, with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project, a first-of-its-kind report on the main challenges facing the news publishing industry in Mexico.

Six APAC news publishers picked for landmark newsroom and business transformation programme

2021-07-12. A new batch of six APAC news media companies will embark on the second edition of the Newsroom and Business Transformation Asia (NBTA) programme. It follows the success of the last year’s groundbreaking initiative. The programme starts this week and will run until November 2021.

How Spain’s El País drove 100,000 digital subscriptions during the pandemic

2021-07-08. Switching to a subscription model in the middle of a pandemic was not an easy decision for the publisher. But El País made it work.

Audiences-First thinking –  join WAN-IFRA’s programme to support local, digital transformation in Europe

2021-07-08. WAN-IFRA is launching the third round of Table Stakes Europe in partnership with the Google News Initiative Digital Growth Programme. The one-year transformation and coaching programme for regional and local news publishers, a collaboration with Table Stakes architect Doug Smith, will once again welcome twenty-four participating news enterprises.

Latin America Subscriptions Lab Report

2021-07-07. WAN-IFRA, the Google News Initiative and Mather Economics launched today the Google News Initiative Latin America Subscriptions Report, a summary of key takeaways, insights and results from the GNI Latin America Subscriptions Lab.

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