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Trends in Newsrooms 2012

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Trends in Newsrooms is the annual review from the World Editors Forum of best practices in major newsrooms, along with innovations in the field of journalism. The comprehensive report is largely inspired by – as well as based on – our daily online publication, the Editors Weblog, which tracks global developments in the news industry.

As the digital evolution continues, the roles of journalists, editors and the newsroom are changing with it. Editors today must direct their time and efforts towards digital delivery and social media while continuing to produce a high-quality print product. This in turn means that editors must be highly focused on innovation and even looking towards some of their new digital competitors for ideas on services and features.

The 2012 report features seven chapters dealing with topics such as the evolving newsroom, apps, digital business models, social media, boosting reader engagement, ethical challenges for newsrooms and learning from the competition.

Highlights include:

  • Mario García on how people really use tablets
  • Practical advice and tips on using social media effectively
  • How to build a community around your publication
  • Managing Editor Lisa MacLeod on the Financial Times's development during the past 10 years
  • In-depth interviews with David Boardman of The Seattle Times, Steve Buttry of Digital First Media, Michael Golden of The New York Times, Stephen Pritchard of The Observer and Mark Little of Storyful.
  • A look at the latest developments in online video
  • An overview of who has put up paywalls, and alternative digital business models

The report is available for members to download here. Non-members will be able to purchase the report in the near future.


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Anton Jolkovski


2013-02-13 14:19

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Die WAN-IFRA Research Reports decken unterschiedliche Schwerpunkte – strategischer, technischer oder geschäftlicher Art – ab. Ihr Spektrum reicht von Forschungsberichten im engeren Sinne bis hin zu Trend-Reports auf der Basis von Fallstudien. Zu den Research Reports zählen auch die bekannten Publikationsreihen „Shaping the Future of the Newspaper“ (SFN) und „World Press Trends“ (WPT). Die Berichte werden in unregelmäßigen Abständen in Englisch, Französisch und Deutsch veröffentlicht; ausgewählte Reports werden auch in Spanisch und anderen Sprachen publiziert. Weiter ...

Research ist eines der zentralen Aufgabenfelder von WAN-IFRA. Es erstreckt sich auf sämtliche Aspekte der Zeitungsproduktion, Entwicklungen im Bereich digitaler Medien sowie die Themenfelder Medien-Business, Anzeigen und Werbung sowie Organisation und Strategie. Weiter ...