What are you doing today to mark World News Day?

Newsrooms from New Zealand to Canada, South America to Hong Kong will use their news pages and social media channels today (Sept. 28) to show why #JournalismMatters, according to WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Participating newsrooms will use their pages, editorial columns and social media channels today to show why #JournalismMatters. Some have planned their own events for their audiences and will produce special supplements on journalism that matters.

Google News Initiative is the primary sponsor of the event.

Zuora tracks rise in subscriptions

Subscription management platform provider Zuora has launched its eight annual Subscription Economy Index, which measures the growth metrics of hundreds of subscription companies, including publishers, and compares them to a key benchmark for the U.S. economy: sales per share on the S&P 500. 

“Subscription sign-ups are on the rise, and while S&P 500 companies saw sales contract at an annualized rate of negative 10% in Q2 2020, subscription businesses in the SEI expanded at a rate of 12%,” says Zuora.

The study found that publishers using the subscription model fared better than those without.