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News automation is making itself felt in the daily life of newsrooms and has proved it can aid journalism by taking over repetitive, time-consuming processes.For many though the process is just beginning. What do you need to consider before taking the plunge? Read more ...

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Ex-Guardian CDO and Schibsted board member Tanya Cordrey is back in the lab brewing up a product – which caught the attention of Google's DNI initiative – that could potentially help publishers reap "affiliate revenue." Product dev is her passion and she believes news publishers offer the pe…

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What can be done to bridge the gap between younger people and the news media? Aslak Gottlieb, a former teacher who has run the Newspaper in Education programme for the Association of Danish Media for ten years, has been researching how to produce journalistic news to engage young media users…

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Newsrooms are increasingly warming up to the possibilities of automating news content, but a number of challenges still surround the actual implementation and deployment of this growing development, according to a just-published WAN-IFRA report.Read more ...

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The transition to digital business at Germany's Axel Springer SE, one of the largest publishing houses in Europe, might be slowing somewhat, judging by the results of its 2018 business year.Read more ...

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What skills and qualities do newsroom leaders need to respond to the challenges and opportunities of today’s industry? International editorial consultant Alan Geere has some answers.Read more ...

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Norway’s leading publisher, Verdens Gang (VG) has long been a frontrunner in online video. Their digital TV channel, VGTV covers news, live sports and a variety of verticals on popular topics such as tech, fashion and food.Read more ...

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Women might make up 50 per cent of the world’s population, but when it comes to the news media, there’s a striking lack of representation. As we mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, it’s a time to reflect not only on the problem of gender inequality in the news but also solutions to re…

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The DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest news publishing companies, plans to sell its entire collection of regional newspapers, according to a report on the Horizont media and marketing website. The company has neither confirmed or denied the report, saying only that a sale of a por…

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The membership model has "revolutionary" potential for the future of media, says Sebastian Esser, publisher of Krautreporter and co-founder of a membership platform called Steady. The key is passion – the main reason people pay to join membership-based businesses, he says.Read more ...

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From Arc Publishing to streamlining newsroom workflows, here’s what The Washington Post’s Director of Newsroom Product, Greg Barber, is working on.Read more ...

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A very interesting study commissioned by the Brazilian Confederation of Communication delves in how the difference in applicable regulations represents an objective advantage that tech giants have on traditional media companies while competing for the same public and advertising money.Read more ...

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"Publishers should consider blockchain as a tool that can be useful for specific functions. Their roles of journalistic reporting, fact-checking, and so on will remain vital," Walid Al-Saqaf told participants of last week's WAN-IFRA webinar about the possibilities this technology offers news…

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Anita Zielina is just starting her new role as Director of Innovation and Leadership at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY), but she will be back in Europe in early April to talk about accelerating digital transformation in media organiza…

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India became a breeding ground for the spread of fake news in May 2017, when seven men were lynched in Jharkhand following rumours of a gang kidnapping of children. The police said they had not registered a single case of kidnapping. The men were killed over a rumour.Read more ...

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Much has been written about the success of The Correspondent's recent US$ 2.5 million campaign to launch an English-language “unbreaking news” platform this summer, but the site’s unique business model warrants much more attention, particularly going forward with this global initiative.Read …

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Can news sites as different as Fædrelandsvennen (a Norwegian regional daily) and Aftonbladet (a leading Swedish tabloid) be based on the same design elements? Yes, says the team that is building a design system for all of Schibsted's news sites.Read more ...

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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…