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Takeaways from #IFRAexpo and #dcxexpo

Thu, 2017-10-19 17:09

AI, VR, GDPR, DNI, CMS... what would an Expo be without a flurry of acronyms that hit home – or don't. Here is a snapshot of what Dean Roper, Director of Insights at WAN-IFRA, and Nick Tjaardstra, Director of Global Advisory, took away from the always-dizzying event.

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Mail's Kevin Beatty: 'Our livelihood depends on our content'

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:17

"I'd like to say very clearly that we love our newspapers as much as we love our digital media products," said Kevin Beatty, CEO of dmg, publisher of the Daily Mail and MailOnline. "Our newspapers, when they were launched back in 1896, were the innovators of their time."

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Jeff Jarvis on fake news: Fact-checking is good, but it's also like bringing a wet rag to a war

Tue, 2017-10-17 12:02

The issue of fake news might seem straightforward to some, but clearly not to Jeff Jarvis. "It’s a mistake to talk about fake news like a commodity we can control and just turn on and off. We have here an issue of human behaviour. We have to understand that fundamentally."

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World Press Trends 2017: Trust is the new currency for success

Mon, 2017-10-16 15:02

So what "moved the needle" for our industry during the last 12-plus months? As analysts, journalists, or researchers, we love to identify that one defining development or trend. Sometimes it's clear-cut. Sometimes it's not.

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Publishers share fact-checking tools and initiatives to restore trust in media

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:47

Media executives shared tools and initiatives focused on verification and fact-checking at the IFRA World Publishing Expo and Digital Content Expo (DCX) in Berlin, highlighting the efforts as an opportunity to restore trust in media.

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Editors and publishers denounce Turkish jail sentence for WSJ reporter

Wed, 2017-10-11 17:30

World Editors Forum President calls on the Turkish government to review the conviction as well as the plight of scores of jailed journalists.

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NYT's Golden: 'Everything we do in one way or another is to increase engagement'

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:17

“We are in this for the long term ... Our horizon is the next 100 years,” said Michael Golden of The New York Times, during the Opening Session of IFRA Publishing Expo and DCX on Tuesday in Berlin.

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Döpfner at peace with platforms? Not just yet, but there's optimism in the air

Tue, 2017-10-10 21:44

Mathias Döpfner, Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer in Germany, has been an outspoken critic of the likes of Google, but he struck an optimistic note about recent developments and other topics raised during a wide-ranging Q&A with Jeff Jarvis at the opening session of WAN-IFRA’s revamped Expo today.

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World Digital Media Awards winners announced at Expo in Berlin

Tue, 2017-10-10 20:52

The IFRA World Publishing Expo and Digital Content Expo (DCX) kicked off today with a convincing optimistic tone in the day’s opening keynotes, the announcement of the World Digital Media Awards winners and projections of a solid turnout in Berlin.

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The news diet should be nutritious, balanced and real

Thu, 2017-10-05 12:57

Is your news diet making you unhealthy? David Chavern, President & CEO of the US-based News Media Alliance, asked readers this question as his organisation launched a new phase of its #SupportRealNews campaign.

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Trusted Sources Campaign to fight proliferation of Fake News

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:53

Publishers worldwide can get behind a US-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of real news produced by trusted news organizations employing high-quality, investigative journalists. Follow the campaign on Twitter at #SupportRealNews.

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Hashtag Our Stories aims to build a global network of mobile storytellers

Sun, 2017-10-01 15:41

With Hashtag Our Stories, Yusuf and Sumaiya Omar aim to build a global multichannel news network by equipping people in underserved communities with mobile journalism skills to help them tell their stories.

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Inside CEO David Callaway’s plans for TheStreet

Thu, 2017-09-28 15:47

“It's definitely a big change, but I think it is a logical step in the progression of where the industry is going, to have editors who understand how news works to be in the front office, and to try to help monetize that. As long as you can maintain some sort of wall between the two, I think that works.”

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Congo’s victims of violence: Why the birds stopped singing

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:00

Toronto Star Editor-in-Chief Michael Cooke, who also serves on the board of the World Editors Forum, and Congolese award-winning journalist Badylon Kawanda travelled together to the heart of one of the world’s biggest refugee crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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