World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Trends in Newsrooms 2012

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

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WPT/WEF Trends Report
Emma Goodman, Brian Veseling


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Anton Jolkovski


2012-08-30 10:29

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