Climate Reporting Africa website showcases local journalism tackling the world’s biggest issues

2022-07-25. Showcasing African media outlets who are putting climate reporting at the heart of their journalism, WAN-IFRA Media Freedom launches a brand new web-resource that explores the human impact and environmental challenges that have major consequences for local communities across the continent.

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Tracking gender balance and analysing online content: Experts share AI use cases

2022-07-22. Artificial Intelligence isn’t just for big publishers. That’s the key takeaway from two executives working in African media who showcased how they are leveraging the technology during WAN-IFRA’s recent Digital Media Africa conference.

The Russia-Ukraine misinformation war and the role of advertising

In recent Media Policy Briefings with member Associations, WAN-IFRA was able to explore with Newsguard their findings on the spread of false narratives about Ukraine and its allies, and how business is one of the reasons for the overwhelming success of disinformation on the Internet.

How to convert paywall avoiders into loyal subscribers

2022-07-20. Those who you may consider news thieves could become your most loyal subscribers and significantly increase your advertising revenue. | Sponsored Content

Le Quotidien Jurassien: Small Swiss daily turbo-charges its digital transition with Big Bang

2022–07–19. The French-language publisher has recently overhauled its website and updated its newsroom operations to support its digital transformation process. The renewed digital channels and streamlined newsroom workflows gave them a huge push with digital subscriptions.

Latin America: Strengthening entrepreneurial journalism

2022-07-15. As the media world changes rapidly, journalism schools find it difficult to keep up. The relevant skills journalists need today are often missing from their curricula, particularly when they concern the business of journalism. This case study is drawn from a collection of inspiring initiatives on ensuring media viability, written by Larry Kilman for UNESCO.

Winners announced for the African Digital Media Awards 2022

2022-07-12. The winners of WAN-IFRA’s African Digital Media Awards were announced on Tuesday, 12 July, during the Digital Media Africa virtual conference. The annual African Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious digital news awards on the African continent, presented by WAN-IFRA.

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“The fear of the unknown is no longer there” – Publishers discuss post-pandemic recovery

2022-07-11. After the upheaval caused by the Covid-19 health crisis, large parts of the South Asian news industry have started to see an upturn. A recent conversation among publishing executives explored the long-term impacts of the pandemic, including a quicker adoption of new technologies and an accelerated shift from an advertising-driven business model to paid content.

Cyber libel conviction upheld against Rappler and Maria Ressa

Golden Pen of Freedom laureate and Nobel peace prize winner Maria Ressa has lost her appeal against a cyber libel conviction that also targeted former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr.

Facing criticism for his response to 12 journalist murders, Mexican president lashes out at WAN-IFRA

2022-07-06. Mexican president dismisses concerns over recent spate of journalist murders and denounces WAN-IFRA president Fernando de Yarza’s remarks calling for an end to impunity.