Release Evan Gershkovich

The detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, accused of espionage, raises serious concerns for foreign journalists covering Russia from inside the country who were already on high alert following the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. 

Media organisations condemn former South African president’s SLAPP suit against political journalist

2023-03-30. The increasing legal intimidation of journalists worldwide is highlighted by WAN-IFRA’s new World Press Trends Outlook. A case before South African courts right now, brought by former President Jacob Zuma against News24 journalist Karyn Maughan, illustrates the efforts those in power will go to to silence and intimidate.

ChatGPT prompts: a real, non-AI generated handbook for journalists

2023-03-29. After being duped into paying $2 for a prompt handbook that was clearly generated using ChatGPT, Joe Amditis created his own comprehensive resource to help local journalists and newsrooms leverage the power of generative AI and automation – and enhance their news production.

Axel Springer establishes Freedom Foundation

2023-03-29. Axel Springer Group has established a foundation to support freedom, human rights and democracy, continuing a tradition started by its founder.

The Lallantop raises the bar for language journalism in India

2023-03-29. The Lallantop, a digital Hindi news and media brand, was launched in 2016. It quickly gained popularity for its distinguished style of political reporting and the liberal use of new-age and colloquial language.

Revolutionising news and media: How AI can transform publishers’ strategies

2023-03-28. Since OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT was launched back in November, journalists have been discussing its potential impact on the news industry. Should the media industry see ChatGPT as a challenge or as an opportunity?

Operational security and the dangers of online sharing for journalists

2023-03-24. It’s as easy to reveal information online as it is to hide it – and even journalists who follow digital safety protocols can make mistakes. Media analyst Thomas Baekdal offers tips for journalists to protect themselves online.

How The Quint looks beyond pageviews to build a loyal audience

2023-03-23. The Quint is a digital collective of reporters, storytellers, editors, producers, designers, and analysts that offers in-depth, visually powerful, community-driven stories, features, and interactive multimedia formats.

Ukrainian Media Fund: EUR 887 000 raised, 36 editorial offices and more than 170 journalists funded

2023-03-22. In early March, a convoy with equipment worth almost 250 000 Polish Zloty (Euros 53 000) arrived in Ukraine, loaded with everything needed to ensure that at least 36 local editorial offices can meet publishing deadlines, despite the war. It is only one of the many initiatives rolled out by the Ukrainian Media Fund in the 12 months since the project’s inception.

How Indian Express doubled-down on key audience loyalties to grow subscriptions

2023-03-22. The Indian Express (IE) has been busy transforming its newsroom to a truly digital-first organisation while also taking a hard look at what drives its readers down the funnel and gets them to become subscribers.