Uganda Media Freedom Committee Grants: Reporting on Press Freedom

The Media Freedom Committee in Uganda is providing grants to fund reporting projects focusing on solutions that address the press freedom challenges in Uganda.

Podcast – It’s not just tech: innovation in African media

While innovative ideas tend to be tech-focused, the fundamental issue for many African media organisations is not just about technology, it’s also about how the news itself is reported and presented – and especially, how the continent is portrayed, and the narratives around it.

ARA combats churn with data dashboards and website redesign

2022-06-20. The Spanish publisher has created new dashboards that give insights about the performance of its online content and help inform its newsroom’s editorial planning. The company has also conducted a website and app redesign, which has produced higher reader engagement while also reducing churn.

New, Diverse Media Leaders Take Office at WAN-IFRA’s Annual Meeting

2022-06-19. Eleven new members, including eight women executives, were elected to serve on WAN-IFRA’s Supervisory Board of Directors at its General Assembly of Members on 17 June 2022.

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New audience engagements, revenue opportunities await news industry in metaverse and NFTs

2022-06-17. In March and April this year, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) sold around HK$2 million (about US$255,000) worth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring images from its historical archives.

TikTok’s rise as a news platform: Time to refocus your social media strategy?

2022-06-17. TikTok has been confirmed as a significant and rapidly growing player in the news ecosystem by the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022, which also showed a worrying level of news avoidance by young people. How do you appeal to this market? Is it time to throw all your social media resources at TikTok? Digital journalist and audience strategist Francesco Zaffarano offers his view.

Germany: New report on politically-motivated violence against journalists

2022-06-16. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), has published the English translation of the 2021 iteration of “Feindbild”, an annual study into politically-motivated violence against journalists in Germany.

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How Le Monde plans to reach 1 million subscribers by 2025

2022-06-15. With more than 540,000 subscribers to their digital and print products, Le Monde has among the highest number of subscribers of any daily news publication in France, but as its name states, it’s really the world they’re interested in, and their goal is to have 1 million subscribers in the next three years.

5 problems from a digital world that can be solved with personalisation

2022-06-15. Personalisation is an outstanding tool for news publishers willing to provide the best online reading experience to their users and subscribers. However, with today’s highly competitive landscape for digital engagement, many news publishers are struggling to answer several vital questions.

Digital News Report 2022: News avoidance is rising as publishers struggle to engage the young

2022-06-15. The findings of the latest annual report show that a growing proportion of people are disconnecting from news content altogether, while increases in digital subscriptions may be levelling off in many markets.