How Schibsted’s PodMe podcast platform has brought in 170,000 paying subscribers

2022-06-30. When it was announced that Schibsted-owned PodMe had bought a few of Norway’s highest profile podcasts and was going to put them behind a paywall, some thought the company was making a big mistake.

World News Day 2022: Join the global campaign to show journalism’s value

2022-06-29. A concerted effort to show the worth of fact-based journalism will take place on 28 September when over 500 newsrooms worldwide get behind the 2022 World News Day campaign. Sign up now to take part.

Content and trust important for growth: Key message from Indian Media Leaders eSummit 2022

2022-06-29. The third edition of WAN-IFRA’s Indian Media Leaders eSummit (IMLeS) is being held virtually from 28 to 30 June, with more than 250 news media executives from more than 40 organisations in attendance.

World’s press condemns shutdown of news site Rappler

2022-06-29. Business regulator affirms decision to revoke Rappler’s certificates of incorporation in case relating to allegations of a violation of foreign ownership restrictions in the Philippines.

Russian digital newspaper Repost launched by Bonnier News and Amedia

2022-06-27. Repost is a new independent digital newspaper in Russian, launched last week and supported via a non-profit foundation by Amedia in Norway and Bonnier News in Sweden.

Meet the 27 Asian journalists selected for 2022 Temasek Foundation WAN-IFRA Young Media Leaders Fellowship

2022-06-27. The fully-funded programme offered by the World Editors Forum’s Asia Chapter, with support from the Temasek Foundation,  seeks out and helps to develop a new generation of newsroom leaders.

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.