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Take the global survey of journalists working with whistleblowers

Thu, 2018-04-19 16:05

The charity "Blueprint for Free Speech" is crowdsourcing information to produce a handbook for journalists that will lay out emerging best practices and principles for journalists working with whistleblowers.

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Three ways NRC is building better relationships with its readers

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:10

Many publishers that have launched successful subscription strategies in the last years are intensifying their engagement efforts with their readers – all geared toward improving retention. For NRC in The Netherlands, that means putting readers at the forefront of editorial decisions and giving them better access to its journalists.

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The road to 1 million subscribers: FT helps users to build 'habit'

Mon, 2018-04-16 20:57

"This is all about looking at users from a business point of view, and what we want them to be," said Gadi Lahav, Head of Product for the FT. "We know people pay for habits. So we want to focus on habits. Habits are the best way to increase engagement."

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New Global Council aims to build trust in media and fight misinformation

Thu, 2018-04-12 10:23

The scramble to address misinformation and rebuild trust in journalism has created numerous initiatives to understand and fix the problem. But most well-funded projects are driven by, and focused on the US and EU markets. The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation will create a repository of available resources for newsrooms and map initiatives worldwide.

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How one man’s action started a drive for greater gender balance in BBC output

Wed, 2018-04-11 12:12

Ros Atkins, presenter of BBC Outside Source quietly started an initiative to change the gender balance of contributors on his television news programme – and it proved so inspiring that more than 80 programmes are now taking part in the BBC's 50:50 challenge.

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Axel Springer shakes up media brands, aims to unify tech across titles

Tue, 2018-04-10 12:34

No stranger to major transformation projects, late last year, Axel Springer began a massive new initiative that will see the media company, one of Europe's largest, move from a brand to a market-based focus.

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Winners of European Digital Media Awards 2018 show power of engagement + great storytelling

Fri, 2018-04-06 16:27

The winners of this year's European Digital Media Awards offered a unified theme that building strong user engagement has become as essential as great storytelling in delivering content that makes an powerful impact.

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Lend your support to World News Day

Fri, 2018-04-06 13:15

Learn more about how you can support World News Day, a new initiative aimed at raising awareness about the value of fair, independent journalism.

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Sign up - Creativity in Journalism MOOC

Fri, 2018-04-06 09:12

As part of the INJECT project, the MOOC brings together the knowledge, technology and network developed so far to support creativity in journalism.

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Emphasis on digital results helps newsrooms transform

Thu, 2018-04-05 16:15

For Eric Ulken, digital transformation of a news publishing operation is best treated not as an end in itself but rather as a means to an end.

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The digital audience is at the centre of El Financiero's redesign

Tue, 2018-04-03 18:04

What is the first thought that comes to mind at the mention of economic and financial journalism? A man in a suit on Wall Street reading a solemn and boring newspaper. But times have changed – and Mexico's El Financiero knows it.

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Verificado 2018: Using collaborative journalism to fight fake news in Mexico

Tue, 2018-04-03 16:21

For years, journalism has been praised as the "fourth estate," placing it alongside the powers of democratic governments or in the process of democratization: the executive, the legislative and the judicial.

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