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Agreement between French press and Google still in the works

2020-12-03. France was the first country to implement the European law that recognizes a publishers’ right, in force of which digital platforms must pay for the news content they use. What is the state of negotiations after the French competition authority came into play to force a way forward.

Australia’s mandatory code to be tabled in Parliament next week

2020-12-03. The whole news media global industry is looking at Australia since the publication in July of a draft code that would force Google and Facebook to negotiate with news publishers, pay for news, and share data and advertising revenues.

Seven building blocks for storytelling during the time of COVID-19

2020-12-03. The basic premise of journalism is that the story is for the reader, and not for the journalist. However, in reality, journalists often push stories they feel are important.

Journalism in the age of pandemics

2020-12-03. How can journalists make their reporting on health crises more effective? What can newsrooms do to prepare for future emergencies? At a recent event, scientists, journalists, editors and science organisation representatives reflected over the lessons we can draw from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Collaborate and boost science expertise the Australian way

2020-12-02. The Australian Academy of Science is helping to overcome a shortage of specialist science skills in the newsroom by creating rigorously fact-checked content that news media can republish and share under a fair use policy.

5 lessons from 5 years of transformation at Belgium’s Mediahuis

2020-12-01. In the past five years, Mediahuis Belgium has grown the number of their digital subscribers by 85,000, more than offsetting the decline in their print subscribers during the same period. Just as importantly, they have increased their overall subscription revenues as well.

Austria’s Der Standard finds success with ad-free subscription

2020-12-01. With an ad-free subscription that doesn’t track users, Der Standard in Austria created a digital product that catered to what the organisation wanted and what users wanted, while complying with GDPR.

WAN-IFRA announces new dates for World News Media Congress 2021

2020-11-30. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WAN-IFRA postpones the 72nd World News Media Congress, which was to be held in June 2021. The event is now scheduled in Taiwan from 28 to 30 September 2021.

WAN-IFRA and UNESCO join forces to support journalism in the face of existential economic menace

2020-11-24. The announcement of the co-operation was made at the 40th-anniversary celebration of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), an inter-governmental forum for media development.

4 takeaways on change in local media – from a Table Stakes coach

2020-11-24. Coaching is about structure, language and asking the right questions – with unexpected inspiration from some rapidly changing local publishers in the US.

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