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With the help of a cross-functional team, Ingeborg Volan, Director of Audience Engagement at Norwegian business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, is hoping to pin down readers’ needs and wants in a bid to understand loyalty and drive engagement, conversion, and retention.Read more ...

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At some point, we all reach the conclusion that the vending machine is broken, and we stop pumping quarters into it. This is exactly what’s happening with digital advertising today, writes Pete Marsh of Newscycle in this guest post.Read more ...

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Building an escape room, launching a direct public offering (DPO) for direct reader investment, and renting a room on Airbnb: all ways newspapers are thinking outside the box to diversify their revenue stream. In this guest post, Mary-Katharine Phillips of Twipe says those ideas all provide …

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With a wealth of data on users’ behaviours and habits at their fingertips, news publishers may well be tempted to allow all decisions to be dictated by numbers. At Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet, however, the final calls will always lie with journalists and editors, despite data affecting ever…

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So you’re in the market for a new CMS or coming to WAN-IFRA’s Expo to investigate possible solutions. What are the most critical questions you should be asking vendors? Industry veteran Luc Rademakers specialises in ROI of content production so we tapped him for some advice.Read more ...

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On 30 August, WAN-IFRA was presented with the annual Press Freedom Award of Associação Nacional de Jornais (ANJ)- the Brazilian Newspapers Association. WAN-IFRA's President, Michael Golden, and WAN-IFRA CEO Vincent Peyrègne were on-hand to accept the award in São Paulo. Below is Michael Gold…

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Last September, The Economist deployed a dedicated team to revitalise its approach to newsletters. The goal? To use them to deepen their relationship with readers and draw them down the sweet spot of the subscription funnel for good.Read more ...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not only capable of changing the way newsrooms produce and discover content but it can also go a long way toward improving user experience, says Trushar Barot, the Digital Launch Editor of Indian Languages at BBC World Service.Read more ...

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GateHouse Media Inc., the national chain that owns more U.S. newspapers than any other, is shutting down its weekly papers in Pulaski and Lonoke counties, the company’s senior group publisher based in Pine Bluff confirmed Tuesday morning.

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In the most recent installment of WAN-IFRA's free webinar series, Fiona McKinnon, the General Manager of the Pangaea Alliance, which includes CNN, the Guardian and Reuters among its members, explained how Pangaea works and what publishers can gain from being part of an advertising alliance.R…

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“A media company can potentially have up to 12-15 revenue streams without moving away from its core,” says Raju Narisetti, Professor of Professional Practice and director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University.“Increasingly, a successful …

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Most publishers thriving in today’s “Digital Subscription Economy” will tell you: the most expensive enemy in this world is churn. That is from Cecilia Campbell, who researched and wrote WAN-IFRA’s just-published report, “Engaged Readers Don’t Churn: Retention Lessons for Digital Subscriptio…

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A Associação Mundial de Jornais e Editores de Notícias, assim como o Fórum Mundial de Editores, lamentam a perda do diretor editorial da Folha de S.Paulo, Otávio Frias Filho. A seguir, uma mensagem de Vincent Peyregne, CEO da WAN-IFRA.Read more ...

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The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, as well as the World Editors Forum, deeply mourn the death of Otávio Frias Filho, editorial director 'Folha de S.Paulo'. The following is a message from our CEO, Vincent Peyrègne.Read more ...

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The mass harassment of journalists online, designed to intimidate them into silence, is one of the gravest threats to press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).Read more ...

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The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, as well as the World Editors Forum, deeply mourn the death of Otávio Frias Filho, editorial director 'Folha de S.Paulo'. The following is a message from our CEO, Vincent Peyrègne.Read more ...

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La Asociación Mundial de Periódicos y Editores de Noticias, así como el Foro Mundial de Editores, lamentan la pérdida del Director Editorial de Folha de S.Paulo, Otavio Frias Filho. El siguiente es un mensaje de Vincent Peyregne, CEO de WAN-IFRA.Read more ...

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Constructive journalism, a solution-oriented approach to news reporting, aims to provide a more accurate picture of the world while adhering to core journalistic principles. Ulrik Haagerup, founder and CEO of the Denmark-based Constructive Institute, argues it’s high time news organisations …

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While newspaper paywalls remain relatively rare in Latin America, two papers there have achieved success with paid-content strategies: O Globo in Brazil and Clarín in Argentina.Read more ...Video

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For Dheerja Kaur, Head of Product and Design at theSkimm, the keyword is relatability, the degree to which the target audience can relate to a publication's content and editorial tone. The more closely users identify with the product, she says, the more likely they are to integrate the publi…

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In a new missive, Brave New World with Maria Ressa, the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom Laureate, looks at how cheap armies on social media are rolling back democracy globally. She offers insight into recent events, in the Philippines and worldwide, that are affecting the fight for truth and acco…

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"One of the most important pieces of our revenue strategy in respect to readers has been our site," says Miki Toliver King, Vice President of Marketing at The Washington Post. "We spend a lot of time focussed on 'What is it we are doing on our site to make readers come back?' and 'How are we…

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What links Mark Antony, in 44 BC, and the invention of the printing press in the mid 15th century to the disinformation crisis now facing journalism?  A new resource from the International Centre For Journalists (ICFJ) offers a fascinating timeline of fraudulent and misleading campaigns and …

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When kiosks such as Blendle first came out on the scene, there were cries that they would be "the saviour of journalism," but since then things haven’t gone as great. To understand why kiosks are struggling to keep European publishers on board, Mary-Katharine Phillips of Twipe takes a deep d…

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Last week, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), hosted their second Digital Media North America conference in New York, bringing together publishers from across the country and around the world to discuss digital subscription models and what can be done to help…

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Last week, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), hosted their second Digital Media North America conference in New York, bringing together publishers from across the country and around the world to discuss digital subscription models and what can be done to help…

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Last week, WAN-IFRA hosted its second Digital Media North America conference in New York, bringing together publishers from across the continent and around the world to discuss digital subscription models and what can be done to help return revenue to the news media industry online.Read more ...

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For journalists, newsrooms have always been somewhat of a sanctuary. The bustling, deadline environment; voices raised across the cubicles or hushed in corner groupings of gossip or story deliberation. The busier the newsroom the greater the sense of calm and belonging journalists feel there…

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WhatsApp, which is becoming increasingly popular for sharing and discussing news, is one of the main channels for the spread of misinformation in India. Since the service is encrypted and groups are limited to 256 people, it’s nearly impossible to tell where misinformation has originated and…

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Between 2012 and 2017, the Spanish news publisher El País recorded 68 percent growth (EBITDA). Those five years marked a period of sweeping change throughout the organisation, from a new newsroom to expanded global operations as well as a significant increase in video.Read more ...

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A minimum of four people were shot at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, Annapolis police said, according to USA Today. Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman told Fox News that multiple people were killed in the incident, at 888 Bestgate Road, the site of the paper.