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BurdaForward and HuffPost have announced they will end publication of HuffPost Germany on 31 March. No reason for the closure was given."There are no plans to license HuffPost to any other media company in Germany," a press release from Burda said.The companies launched HuffPost Germany in O…

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Sweden’s Expressen: on a path from print to videoSweden’s Expressen is set to increase the quality, output and profitability of its already extensive video operation in 2019. Editor-in-chief Thomas Mattsson, who will speak at this year’s World News Media Congress in Glasgow in June, shares h…

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Getting to grips with challenges facing niche reportersIn 2019, specialist reporters will face an added responsibility in upholding trust and standards, writes Fergus Bell in an excerpt from a new report, Science in the Newsroom.Emerging technologies, trust in the industry and bad actors spr…

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Digital revenue models expanding across Europe, North AmericaAs income from advertising has dwindled, more publishers are increasing their efforts to boost revenues from readers. The past year saw several high-profile publications putting content behind paywalls: Wired, The New Statesman, Va…

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New report: A practical approach to blockchain in publishingDemystifying blockchain – is that possible? WAN-IFRA just published a new report on the topic, in cooperation with Arcada University in Finland, that doesn’t set out to unravel all the complexities surrounding blockchain, but practi…

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It's been a busy 4th quarter for Axel Springer as the Germany-based media company announced a number of decisions to reorganise its business – all, naturally, focused on growth.Read more ...

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 (From left) Krishna Prasad, Nikhil Kanekal, Manfred Werfel, Samir Patil and Rani Reddy at the WAN-IFRA India 2018 Conference in Hyderabad.Zenith has predicted a glowing 2019 for India's journalism industry: Print ad revenue is expected to grow by 5 percent in 2018 and by 20 percent next yea…

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  Covering specialised subjects in a general newsroom is a challenge in a world awash with misinformation.  The problem is particularly acute around highly- shareable digital information around science, health and consumer affairs. A new report from the World Editors Forum unpacks the proble…

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En 2017, la publicidad nativa generó el 20 por ciento de los ingresos publicitarios generales para las organizaciones de medios de comunicación, según los hallazgos de la recién publicada "Tendencias de publicidad nativa en los medios de comunicación", el estudio anual realizado por WAN-IFRA…

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WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Africa 2018 conference wasn't about journalism per se, it was about how to make good journalism sustainable. The question then is, “What makes digital media in Africa so unique?“We have members all over the world, and I can honestly say that the most passionate and h…

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Next year's World News Media Congress (WNMC.19) will explore Newsbrands. Audiences. And the gap between. With total audience numbers for many publishers at an all-time high – thanks to digital reach – and trust in quality journalism showing signs of turning despite sustained attack, what's t…

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Last week, Canada's Finance Minister announced C$595 million (about 395 million euros) in tax incentives aimed at helping Canadian news publishers offset labour costs associated with reporting, in addition to tax credits for people who subscribe to digital news services.In the latter initiat…

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The uptake of smart speakers has more than doubled between 2017 and 2018 in the US, the UK, and Germany. But what do users think about of the news services offered on these devices? So far, not much, according to a recent study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Although a…

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The best of African digital media were honoured with WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards 2018 during our conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in late November, where the spotlight was shone on forward-looking digital innovations likely to be drivers of disruptive media excellence.WAN-…

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The British government has ordered a review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism. Its chair Frances Cairncross, who will address the World News Media Congress in Glasgow in June 2019, explains the challenges.The challenges to newspapers have increased over the past two decades,…

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In 2017, native advertising brought in 20 percent of overall advertising revenue for news media organisations, according to the findings from the just-published “Native Advertising Trends in News Media”, the annual study conducted by WAN-IFRA and the Native Advertising Institute.This year’s …

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Journalists are overwhelmed by the information they process in their working day and want to explore solutions with third-party providers and management to make it more manageable, writes digital editor and consultant John Crowley.This post has been republished with permission. John Crowley'…

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El diario La Nación destapó los sobornos políticos y empresariales del gobierno de la expresidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. El Secretario General de Redacción del diario, José del Rio, explicó en #DML18 las estrategias digitales de este trabajo y su impacto con la audiencia.Read more ...