Learnings from a year-long focus on gender issues in Malaysia

2023-02-02. On International Women’s Day last year, Malaysia’s The Star kicked off a year-long collaborative initiative to profile key issues affecting women in Asia. The aim? To position stories around the key challenges facing women on the news agenda throughout the year – not just as a key calendar highlight.

New WAN-IFRA report features strategies for news publishers to engage key audiences

2023-02-01. The new report features stories from European news publishers that embraced an audience-first mindset during their participation in the Table Stakes Europe programme. By choosing specific target audiences and starting to produce journalism that serves their needs, the companies were able to create loyal new readers and accelerate their digital transformation.

Funke Mediengruppe’s Dr. Klemens Berktold: ‘Programmatic printing, clever distribution is key to take newspaper to the next level’

2023-02-01. Dr. Klemens Berktold, managing director at Funke Mediengruppe Print Division tells WAN-IFRA about technology adoption, growth potential and challenges in the printing industry.

South Asian Digital Media Awards 2022 winners announced

2023-01-30. The Quint, The Hindu, Prothom Alo, and Indian Express emerged as the 2022 South Asian Digital Media Awards winners, from more than 100 entries from news publishers across South Asia.

Why there should be more editorial focus on TikTok

2023-01-19. We always tell people to be where your audience is. Right now, 755 million people are on TikTok. smartocto spoke to Dutch journalist and well-known TikToker Marieke Kuypers about why the platform holds so much potential for newsrooms. And what you can do to be relevant.

Wanted: Media partners for global content-sharing network

2023-01-27. A new collaborative venture is going global, inviting English and Spanish media partners to join a network of trusted outlets and share human interest stories with new audiences.

New WAN-IFRA report on reader revenue: 10 cases of best-practice

2023-01-25. For many news organisations today, their North Star is to reach that point when digital revenue accounts for the largest share of their income. Ideally, at least in most cases, a heavy dose of that comes from digital subscriptions: recurring revenue that paves the way for a more sustainable business.

At The Seattle Times, 70 percent of revenue now comes from readers

2023-01-25. “You can have the most sophisticated funnel, the best retention tools on the planet, spend a fortune on your tech stack, but if your content is bad, if you’ve gutted your newsroom, if you’re publishing two or three local stories a day, I say save your money on all your retention efforts because you’re still going to fail,” says Alan Fisco, President of The Seattle Times.

UNESCO: Killings of journalists up 50% in 2022, half targeted off duty

2023-01-18. Eighty-six journalists and media workers were killed around the world in 2022 – one every four days, according to UNESCO data – highlighting the grave risks and vulnerabilities that journalists face in the course of their work.

Rappler and Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion

2023-01-18. Charged with four counts of “alleged wilful and unlawful failure to supply correct and accurate information” in relation to investments and tax filings dating from 2015, Rappler and Maria Ressa were finally acquitted on Wednesday in a verdict handed down by the Philippine Court of Tax Appeals.