Why launch a micropayment solution when all that publishers seem to want is to have readers committing to a subscription? For Dominic Young, founder of start-up Agate, it's necessary to offer the audience a more flexible relationship.Read more ...

By Shobi PereiraCustomers can be irrational and emotional about pricing and what is the ‘right price’. Many publishers struggle with determining the correct subscription price for their products, looking at what goes into product value and what types of price bundles they should use. At Publ…

By Shobi PereiraAt the recent Publish Asia 2019 conference in Singapore, companies shared their varied approaches in revenue diversification through joint ventures, alliances and creating their own technology platforms.Read more ...

By Alysha Chandra “If it works for us, it could work for any news organisation,” said Savan Wijewardene on the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL)’s success in developing events. Wijewardene, the Head of Digital at the ANCL, spoke at the panel ‘Events, Experiences & Engagement…

By Bill PoormanFamed journalist Hu Shuli told attendees of the Publish Asia 2019 conference Wednesday morning that they should always preserve and protect their core function of high-quality and hard-hitting journalism, no matter what business challenges they face. Read more ...

By Kevin LimSingapore Press Holdings and China’s Caixin Media may have chosen different paths as they transform their businesses in an age of disruption, but both believe in providing quality journalism as well as the media’s broader role in contributing to society.Both SPH CEO Ng Yat Chung …

By Tom BennerSingapore’s Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran, opening WAN-IFRA’s PublishAsia 2019 conference in Singapore on May 8, said government steps to reign in deliberate online falsehoods complement efforts by the media industry and community groups.Read more ...

Indonesia is a place of great beauty, but its location on the Ring of Fire makes it especially prone to natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. In addition, the string of islands also faces conflict due to its wealth of ethnic and religious diversity. In early April, over a dozen jo…

"On World Press Freedom Day, as more than 250 journalists around the world languish in jails in places such as Turkey, China, and Egypt and hundreds of others risk their lives daily to bring truth to their readers, it’s important to stand up and call this what it is: naked and unabashed gree…

The Canadian Journalism Foundation is calling on news organisations across the globe to join the World News Day campaign, taking place on May 2, with the goal of raising awareness about the value of fair and independent journalism.Read more ...

Innovation’s big on our programme for the World News Media Congress in Glasgow. Follow the latest ways news media are reinventing themselves, commercially and editorially.Read more ...

In the space of seven years, Aller Media Finland, part of a pan-Nordic media holding, has transformed itself from a magazine publisher to a diversified media, marketing, and data services concern that continues to publish two weekly magazines. CEO Pauli Aalto-Setälä spoke with us about digit…

Who says the "pivot to video" phase for publishers has cooled? Not Styria Media in Austria or VGTV in Norway, both telling us at #DME19 that they are reaping revenues from their respective video operations after years of "obsessing" over the format.Read more ...

In what ways do our inherent cognitive biases shape our reality and affect our behaviour and decision-making? How does this phenomenon play out in the newsroom? Zuzanna Ziomecka, editor of NewsMavens, explores the topic of cognitive bias in a video training series produced in cooperation wit…

For many news publishers in the West, monetising local audiences is a huge challenge. Few newspapers outside the Nordic countries have a local audience that is willing to pay to support the publisher, because of a variety of factors including cutbacks in local news provision and monetisation…

WAN-IFRA event to bring the conversation on neighbouring right global is happening this week! On Thursday 4th April WAN-IFRA organises a lunch alongside the 38th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Read …

After more than 2 years of debates, an incredible amount of money spent on lobbying by the tech giants, innumerable false allegations to stir the public, the European Members of Parliament have done the right thing: they voted the new copyright directive.  Read more ...

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 ...

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…

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…

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 ...