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How France’s L’Equipe is turning readers into subscribers

2020-12-07. The website of L’Equipe, a France-based global media company focussed on sports, has 2.4 million daily visitors, and 300,000 subscribers. Nearly all of these subscribers have been brought onboard in the past five years thanks to a customer-centred approach and mandatory registration.

“All we need is fair competition”

2020-12-07. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on December 5, 2020, Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer and president BDZV, shares his views about the relationship between news publishers and platforms. He calls for the rapid and uncompromising implementation of the EU Directive on Publishers’ Rights in Germany.

David Walmsley: ‘Journalism is about having the wherewithal to recognise what you don’t know’

2020-12-04. A partnership with The Royal Society of Canada enabled the Globe and Mail to tap scientific researchers’ expertise on COVID-19, while bringing the society’s perspectives to a wider audience.

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2020 winners announced

2020-12-03. The South Asian Digital Media Awards are South Asia’s most prestigious competition recognizing outstanding work done by news publishers in digital media. In its 5th annual edition, the awards celebrate The Hindu, ABP, NDTV Convergence, and TV18 among the top winners.

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.

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