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Prepare your newsroom for future health crises

2020-10-30. Scientists are warning that we may be entering a looming age of pandemics. Epidemics may be more frequent, with many viruses coming from animals, and spreading more easily because of global travel.

Lenfest Institute: working with the Philly Inquirer as a ‘tech kitchen’ for COVID innovation and more

2020-10-29. What may be unique about the Lenfest Institute’s relationship with the Inquirer is its business structure – a not-for-profit supporting a for-profit – versus those newsrooms that are now exclusively not-for-profit, or those publishers that are owned by a foundation, and are themselves not-for-profit.

Is the remote newsroom here to stay?

Will newsrooms ever go back to the way they were before the pandemic? During WAN-IFRA’s virtual Newsroom Summit, news media executives discussed how they’ve been operating during the past several months, and which changes brought about by the coronavirus are likely to stay.

Ganadores de los Premios Digital Media LATAM 2020

2020-10-27. Los Premios Digital Media LATAM, presentados por la Asociación Mundial de Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA), reconocen a empresas, entidades de la prensa y los medios de comunicación afiliados a la industria de la región, que han adoptado los medios digitales y estrategias móviles como parte de sus ofertas de productos para impactar la manera en que las personas consumen las noticias e información hoy en día.

Majority of income comes from the most loyal readers, says new TSE coach

“It is important to realise that between 10-15 percent of our audiences, the most loyal readers, are those who generate the most important part of the business, 70-80 percent of all income,” says Pepe Cerezo Gilarranz, who has joined the coaching team for WAN-IFRA’s Table Stakes Europe programme.

Eight big ideas for newsroom transformation and digital revenue growth

Three publishers at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Asia 2020 conference discussed lessons learned from their newsroom transformation experiences and best practices for driving online reader and advertising revenue in Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

Google News Initiative: A retrospective and looking forward

In a keynote session at Digital Media Asia 2020 in October, Google’s Director of News Ecosystem Development, Madhav Chinnappa, gave an overview of the past and future of the Google News Initiative (GNI) and what would be the focus of
2021.

WAN-IFRA announces enlarged programme for the second year of Table Stakes Europe

2020-10-26. WAN-IFRA announces the names of 23 news publishers participating in its Table Stakes Europe initiative for the coming year. The programme is growing fast, almost doubling from the original 14 participants in 2019/20 and replicating the rapid growth of the same programme in the United States. 

Towards a technology-based news and lifestyle future

How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the consumption of news and entertainment? News and other organisations will have an exciting future leveraging these technologies to stay ahead.

Facebook News reaches “significant new audiences”

Facebook News integrates news into a single, dedicated space on the app. Anne Kornblut, Global Head of Curation at Facebook, in her keynote address at Digital Media Asia 2020, reported strong initial traction for the dedicated news tab, with engagement and retention growing quickly.