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Summaries of articles published in World News Publishing Focus July/August 2015. Click headlines to read full articles in the ePaper edition.


 
Editorial

Congress tales that turn heads

By Dean Roper, Editor-in-Chief

“I am here to promote cage wrestling to mainstream media.” Words I never thought I would hear at the World News Media Congress. “Excuse me, did you say cage wrestling?” I said to the young guy. “Yeah, I know,” he said. “I get that reaction sometimes.” 

Expo in Hamburg!


World Press Trends:  A look behind the statistics

To get an insider’s perspective on the findings of the latest World Press Trends (WPT) survey, we interviewed Mira Milosevic, a chief analyst for WPT and author of the annual report.

The long-standing guide to the industry evolves for the digital age


Just published: Our annual report
on the latest newsroom trends

The second wave of news gamification, changing practices in investigative journalism in response to source protection erosion, and the rise of automated reporting dominate the newrooms trends identified in our new report, which we launched at the World Editors Forum in Washington, D.C., in June. Trends in Newsrooms 2015 maps the top nine issues occupying the minds and work of more than 50 editors and senior journalists interviewed this year by the World Editors Forum.


Guardian: Focus group feedback
leads to simpler message on data use

Being transparent about its privacy policy and use of data is fundamental to The Guardian. The newspaper’s website and apps are free and open to all, which means it is particularly dependent on its user data – for its advertising business as well as for creating the best possible experience for its readers. In this except from our recently published Data Privacy report, WAN-IFRA contributor Cecilia Campbell explains how the paper made its data policy easier for users to understand.


Key quotes and takeaways
from Editors Forum in Washington

Speakers at this year’s World Editors Forum in Washington, D.C., discussed the trends, challenges and advantages of running a modern newsroom. In this article, WAN-IFRA Research Fellow Julie Posetti offers her top takeaways from the WEF sessions as well as a preliminary look at some of the findings of a study on source protection in the digital age, which the WEF has undertaken for a UNESCO report. The report will be published later this year.


Focus

Deseret Digital on a mission

“To be trusted voices of light and truth reaching
hundreds of millions of people worldwide.”
– Deseret mission statement

That is an ambitious mission statement for any business, much less one that is essentially a local media company based in the state of Utah (USA), which has a population of fewer than 3 million people. But Deseret Management Corporation is no ordinary local media company. In fact, in addition to owning the daily newspaper Deseret News, Deseret Digital Media, KSL Television & Radio and Deseret Book, the company oversees life insurance and hospitality businesses as well. And what makes Deseret truly unique is its owner: the Mormon Church. Deseret is the for-profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Transformation takeaways

For news publishers looking to benchmark their transformation progress, the strategy sessions at the World News Media Congress in Washington provided much food for thought. One of the first panel discussions served as a good indication, as three legacy media publishers took the stage to discuss their companies’ growth while undergoing digital transformations. Larry Kramer, President and Publisher of USA Today, Terry Kroeger, President and CEO of BH Media Group, and Stephen P. Hills, President and General Manager of The Washington Post, shared insights, but a central theme for this panel and others was the idea of harnessing technology.


Advances in advertising: Programmatic, video rising rapidly

Programmatic, video, mobile, native advertising – clearly the hot advertising topics within the industry today. And all at different stages of development by news publishers around the world. Experts in each topic provided the World Advertising Forum with detailed insights for visitors to gauge their strategies for their specific markets. It’s becoming increasingly clear that not only is programmatic here to stay, but it is continuing to grow rapidly and likely to dominate the way most ads are bought and sold within the next few years.


Investment and development

ppi Open Days: digital, local

Goss presses for printers in the USA, Peru

German publishers order
Müller Martini inserting, mailroom systems


 

New board members elected

Tomas Brunegård, former Chairman and CEO of the Stampen Media Group in Sweden, was re-elected President of WAN-IFRA for a two-year term during the World News Media Congress in Washington, D.C., in June. Michael Golden, Vice Chairman of The New York Times, was elected Vice President and is in line for the Presidency when Brunegård’s term ends in June 2017.

Protecting the messenger: What the media should do


Worst cybersecurity practices: Three things every news media executive needs to know

By Peter G. Marsh

News media websites continue to be prime targets for cyber-attacks. In May, The Washington Post’s mobile site was hacked by a group claiming to be part of the Syrian Electronic Army. The attack lasted about 30 minutes, and visitors to some section fronts saw messages that said “The media is always lying” before being redirected to a Syrian Electronic Army website.


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