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David Pemsel: Back from the brink, the Guardian charts its course forward

Thu, 2018-06-14 18:04

In 2015, the Guardian had lost around 100 million pounds for the year, and despite having a huge readership, its future was looking bleak. Today, the company is rapidly approaching break-even, has broader reach than ever and has increased its endowment to more than 1 billion pounds, up from 700 million only a few years ago.

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WAN-IFRA President highlights two key developments from #WNC18

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:28

WAN-IFRA's 70th Annual World News Media Congress concluded last week in Portugal. More than 900 news media professionals attended the three-day event. Here, WAN-IFRA President Michael Golden shares a number of highlights from Congress.

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Practical advice for tackling gender imbalance in news media from #WINSummit18

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:20

The focus of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements has moved beyond sexual harassment in the entertainment business to encompass other industries and the unequal treatment of women in all aspects of life. Calls for better representation of women voices in the news media are growing louder, but the industry still has a long way to go.

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Gender Equality and WAN-IFRA: Reflecting on Estoril

Tue, 2018-06-12 15:25

The World News Media Congress has always served as a great opportunity for the industry to collectively look in the mirror, to reflect on where we are, where we’ve been and where we need to go. When it comes to gender diversity, the events of last week in Portugal convince me that while we have made progress, we have a long way to go.

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Global media to Facebook: News content is NOT political advertising

Mon, 2018-06-11 18:41

Seven media organizations representing a total of 20,000-plus media publishers and professionals in more than 120 countries around the world are jointly protesting Facebook’s new advertising policy, which labels quality news as political advocacy and includes such content in its archive of political advertising.

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World Editors Forum Board condemns sexism at World News Media Congress

Mon, 2018-06-11 15:23

At last week’s World News Media Congress in Portugal, two unacceptable incidents of sexism took place on stage during the gala dinner, highlighting what women in media, and indeed society, have to deal with all too often. The Board of the World Editors Forum responded. Here is the Board's statement in full.

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2018 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Maria Ressa of the Philippines

Mon, 2018-06-04 12:40

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Maria Ressa, Co-founder, CEO and Executive Editor of online news site, Rappler.

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Report about solutions, not just problems, urges veteran journalist

Fri, 2018-05-25 15:04

Constructive journalism, a concept for solution-oriented news reporting as opposed to merely describing problems, seems to be gaining ground – but misconceptions remain. "It's not positive journalism, it's not happy news, it's not nice news," says veteran journalist Ulrik Haagerup, founder and CEO of the Denmark-based Constructive Institute.

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How news organisations are rebooting trust and combating misinformation

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:21

Newsrooms are stepping up efforts to bolster reader trust in journalism. Here is a roundup of how five newsrooms across the globe are tackling the credibility issue.

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How news organisations are rebooting trust and combating misinformation

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:21

Newsrooms are stepping up efforts to bolster reader trust in journalism. Here is a roundup of how five newsrooms across the globe are tackling the credibility issue.

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