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How the Financial Times aimed to keep spirits high in the face of COVID-19

2021-06-24. Maintaining productivity during lockdowns and remote working wasn’t an issue for the FT. Instead, the challenge revolved around figuring out ways to support staff and boost motivation. Here’s how they did it.

Digital News Report 2021: The pandemic accelerated digital transformation, increased economic pressures

2021-06-23. The yearly report about news audiences’ consumption patterns and attitudes shows that even though the demand for trusted and reliable information grew during the pandemic, the news industry faces significant business challenges.

How can small newsrooms adopt a data-driven approach? Lessons from South Africa’s Arena Holdings

2021-06-23. Data is crucial in helping publishers to understand how their customers interact with their content. But what if your newsroom has constrained resources and lacks the deep pockets needed for a full-fledged data team?

How The Washington Post uses podcasts to drive subscriptions

2021-06-23. The Washington Post’s podcasting vertical sits at the top of the company’s subscription-based strategy funnel. The brand aims to attract (and retain) new subscribers through their free podcasts and subsequently engage them with their journalism.

WAN-IFRA Pays Tribute to Dr. Saleh Al-Humaidan

2021-06-22. Saleh Ali Al-Humaidan, a WAN-IFRA Board member and Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee passed away on 7 June 2021 at the age of 64. The impact of his contributions to the media industry in the Middle East and WAN-IFRA cannot be emphasised enough. He was a true leader and visionary thinker. With his respectful, open and friendly nature, he made friends all over the world.

Blockchain and the news media: Towards practical applications

2021-06-21. The GAMI Briefing #2 looked at some of the most innovative use cases of the blockchain technology in the journalism space, as well as reporting on our recent survey about publishers’ expectations concerning blockchain.

Join 300 newsrooms and make a case for your journalism

2021-06-18. Journalism around science, and looking after each other, has come into its own this past year. It’s the kind of content that has strengthened the bond between newsrooms and their communities. By giving people access to trustworthy information to help them manage their lives during a time of threat, a compelling case for fact-based journalism is made. This is exactly what World News Day, on September 28, seeks to highlight.

Stock market game offers big returns for Norwegian business daily

2021-06-17. How could Norway’s oldest business daily teach young investors about stocks in an entertaining way while drawing them into their subscription funnel? DN’s answer:
“… by stealing the gaming industry’s toolkit.”

World’s Press Condemns Arrest of Apple Daily Editor-in-Chief

2021-06-17. Editor-in-Chief Ryan Law one of five senior executives arrested in early-morning raids, while Apple Daily newsroom was searched, and materials seized.

Ad innovations propel huge growth of NPR’s podcast revenues

2021-06-11. NPR has been a leader in podcasts for the past 15 years. Meanwhile, NPM, NPR’s sponsorship arm, has been successfully implementing plans to monetise the podcasts.

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