Webinar roundup: Tips and tactics for creating successful newsletters

2021-06-10. More and more news publishers agree that, when done right, newsletters are highly effective tools for driving subscriptions.

Social media trends in MENA in 2020

2021-06-09. The Middle East loves social media and that’s not an exaggeration. Using a broad range of industry, academic and media sources, here is a deep dive into the trends that shaped MENA’s relationship with social media during the past year.

Spain’s Vocento finds success with digital-first section

2021-06-08. Vocento’s lifestyle and health section Vivir was hit hard by the pandemic. But moving away from print-centred workflows and adopting a digital-first mindset allowed the group to boost traffic, turning it into a success that can serve as a model for other sections. Vivir Editor Yolanda Veiga (pictured) and Óscar Beltrán de Otálora, Vocento’s Director of Editorial Development, explain how they did it.

The Hindu’s CMS suits its story-first mantra

2021-06-07. Digital-first, mobile-first… The Hindu’s Suresh Vijayaraghavan chooses story-first as the Indian newspaper’s approach to digital transformation, and explains how a new CMS is backing that strategy. | Sponsored Content

How Newsday integrates planning, communication into its editorial workflows

“Newsday started in 1940, and the paper has changed a lot over the years. But in all the time I’ve been there, one thing that hasn’t changed is that we’ve always had a news budget,” says Jack Millrod, of New York-based Newsday. | Sponsored Content

How BBC News Labs uses AI-powered content automation to engage young audiences

BBC News Labs is a cross-functional innovation team whose latest experimentation involves machine summarisation and the automation of image galleries and graphical stories from text.

How NDC is using robot journalism, crowdsourcing to cover 60,000 football matches

Post-Covid local sports: How NDC in The Netherlands is combining robot journalism and crowdsourcing to cover all 60,000 regional football matches. | Sponsored Content

World News Day sets ambitious global target to amplify fact-based climate journalism

2021-06-07. The fourth annual World News Day, a worldwide campaign for global news organisations to draw audience attention to the value of fact-based journalism, will take place on September 28, 2021.

Staying ahead of the game in today’s innovation-driven media landscape

Daniel Schraeder, Content Development Manager at Germany’s Heise Online, recently shared some experiences that will likely resonate with many news publishers. Showing some early examples of video content from their TechStage site, he noted: “It looked great, but it was not earning enough money with banners, ads, and our own sales department.” | Sponsored Content

How NYT’s Wirecutter navigated the COVID-19 e-commerce boom

COVID-19 hit the media industry in 2020 and sent advertising revenues crashing. However, ecommerce revenues, through affiliate programmes, grew rapidly. Here’s how NYT’s Wirecutter dealt with the pandemic.

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