The big hitters at this year's WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards set themselves apart from the rest through a bold, innovative and creative approach. They managed this feat at an interesting time in the media industry: The search for sustainable revenue streams has never been more franti…

Young people were practically born with a cell phone in-hand. But being internet savvy doesn’t necessarily translate to knowing the risks online. For the new generation of journalists, having an internet presence can be crucial to getting more work, but journalism schools and newsrooms must …

India's leading publishing house, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., has enjoyed a rich history in print – and increasingly digital – since 1975. The brand publishes 12 print titles in five languages, across 15 states. The company's print and digital properties boast ownership of Dainik Jagran, Mid Day,…

Thirty newsrooms from around the world will join forces to mark World News Day on September 28 to showcase the contributions made by professional newsrooms to the communities they serve, writes Shefali Rekhi.Read more ...

Connecting with your audience is key to telling a good story. But how can you actually make it happen? In this newsletter and the one to follow, Amina Boubia from the Program on Independent Journalism speaks with practitioners to explore different ways for journalists to better engage with t…

“We don't do anything without an audience opportunity and a revenue opportunity,” Robertson Barrett, President of Digital Media at Hearst Newspapers, told participants at WAN-IFRA's recent Digital Media North America conference in New York City.Read more ...

First-quarter financial year 2020 results for India's HT Media group showed a surge in revenues and profits, offering respite after a few quarters of sluggish growth. Nonetheless, the decline on the digital front seemed to continue.Read more ...

The likes of Google and Facebook have traditionally shied away from the definition - and responsibilities - of the media, insisting in calling themselves "technology companies". This changed in Brazil late last month, following a resolution of the self-regulatory entity of the Brazilian adve…

Financial year 2020 first quarter results of India’s leading media group DB Corp showed declines in revenues and profits, possibly reflecting the market, which has yet to recover from ongoing turbulence.Read more ...

Covering conflict is often part of the job for journalists, but dealing with the aftermath – one’s own emotional response – can be a challenge. Journalists must practice self-care in order to maintain their mental health while editors can provide resources and support to help them deal with …

The past 10 to 12 years have been tough for many local news publishers: print revenues have fallen; consumers are increasingly fickle; and newsrooms have shrunk, but a growing movement called Table Stakes aims to improve these situations by helping publishers (and broadcasters) to help each …

"We fell in love as teenagers and set out to explore the world. Last month we met again in a courtroom. I was in the audience. He was charged and now risks spending the rest of his life in prison." Helje Solberg, News Director at NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation) and former Vice Presi…

The marketplaces of East Africa are changing, but there is an opportunity for media organisations and digital publishers to get ahead of the curve and tap into new revenue streams, says Leonie Elverfeld, managing director of Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in East Africa. Read more ...

Digital advertising alone will not provide a sustainable future for digital news in Africa. According to Nic Newman, senior research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, news publishers will need a mixed bag of diversified revenue streams to survi…

In a damning report released Wednesday, 19 June, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killing, Agnes Callamard, concluded there was credible evidence of individual liability amongst high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, for the murder of journalist Jam…

The world is a more dangerous place for journalists than ever before. And as the appetite for stories that accurately represent situations on the ground persists, journalists continue to take risks in order to get a story. But how do journalists balance the importance of seeking the truth – …

The first chapter of our Trends in Newsrooms report for 2019 looks at audience engagement and community involvement efforts in newsrooms around the world.Read more ...

“We're still very early in our journey, scratching the surface, but we're up to about 540,000 subscribers across 109 newspapers and continuing to invest and emphasize giving people reasons beyond getting through the paywall to other benefits and incentives to getting into a recurring commerc…

Wendy Metcalfe is not your average editor-in-chief. For starters, not only does she oversee the newsroom, she’s also in charge of marketing and customer service – "essentially anything that touches the subscriber," she says.Read more ...

The key takeaway from the Print Winning Strategies session at the World News Media Congress is that print publishers are in a period of self-reflection, rediscovering what makes the format so valuable and what role it plays in their overall relationship with advertisers and audiences.Read more ...

At the World News Media Congress in Glasgow, a panel of experts from around the globe examined how publishers can both defend and grow their advertising revenue, and what best practice looks like for demonstrating the ROI of ad spend on traditional platforms.Read more ...

The winners of this year’s World Digital Media Awards once again showed that engaging audiences with great storytelling and content that is insightful and relevant to their lives can go a long way towards building a lasting relationship with them.Read more ...