Does your newsroom have plans for how to cover sudden disasters? Editors share ideas

2023-08-18. Recent devastating wildfires, floods and earthquakes have highlighted the increasing risk of extreme climate events, large-scale public health crises and natural hazards. Editors from 15 news organisations gathered at the World News Media Congress in Taipei to brainstorm ways to prepare their newsrooms and responses for unexpected disasters.

Answer questions and add depth: The importance of follow-up stories

2023-08-17. In the quest to build engagement and bolster loyalty, there’s something that’s easily but rarely done. Follow-up stories are something that are often overlooked in the frenetic pace of the newsroom – but they can be an easy win. Here’s what you need to know.

How short-form video is helping The Economist gain young users

2023-08-17. With more than 61 million followers across Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube, X (the former Twitter), Meta (formerly Facebook), a fifth of The Economist’s website visits come from social media.

Gender in newsrooms: Why representation doesn’t equate to inclusion

2023-08-04. Luba Kassova, author of the study From Outrage to Opportunity speaks to Qaanitah Hunter, Assistant Editor: Politics and Opinions at News24 in South Africa, about the position of women in South African newsrooms, and Qaanitah’s personal experience as a woman in a senior position.

Generative AI set to make humanity in journalism ‘a premium feature’

2023-08-03. Dealing with new AI tools should start with assessing the human element in your journalism, says Ezra Eeman: “That’s the first question you should take back to your newsroom: What’s the human aspect of our work? How can we amplify that? How can we make that even more visible?”

Deep dive: How The Hindu built its subscription business

2023-08-02. The Hindu Group (THG), a 143-year-old old legacy news brand, dove into subscriptions in 2019. The Hindu approached subscriptions with the mindset of revenue optimisation while being agnostic to the source.

What does it take to be a newsroom editor in today’s technological age?

2023-07-31. As we hurtle into the transformative era of AI, editors face fresh challenges to the way they lead their newsrooms. Do you have the skills to change traditional hierarchy and the way you and your staff operate so that the audience and data-led processes guide what you do? A new workshop may help.

#ZamoraLibre: 37 organisations unite to demand release of José Rubén Zamora

2023-07-28. The jailing of Mr. Zamora is the latest in a decades-long campaign by successive governments to silence him and his newspaper. This includes a mock execution, kidnapping, countless court actions, and near-constant financial intimidation.

WAN-IFRA joins RSF and other international news organisations to frame an ‘AI Charter in Media’

2023-07-27. The accelerating development of Artificial Intelligence in the news media poses incredible opportunities but also threats to the integrity of information. In response to this unprecedented challenge, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and international partners, including WAN-IFRA, are launching a committee, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, to draw up a charter to advise regulatory initiatives in this area.

‘The idea is not to be rigid’: Audience needs at core of Daily Maverick’s radical transformation

2023-07-27. Launched in 2009, Daily Maverick grew very quickly during a turbulent time in South Africa’s politics and amid a major disruption in the global media industry.