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FT journalist killed by crocodile started out as WAN-IFRA blogger

Fri, 2017-09-15 11:49

Paul McClean, the Financial Times journalist, who died this week in Sri Lanka after being snatched by a crocodile, began his career as an intern in WAN-IFRA's Paris office.

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New WAN-IFRA report: 'Reality check – making money with Facebook'

Thu, 2017-09-14 13:01

This new report published by WAN-IFRA today, challenges news publishers to not only rethink their revenue and relationship strategies with Facebook but also that of all platforms. Nick Tjaardstra, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory Director, is part of a working group focused on platform strategies, and contributed this for the report.

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Podcasting – digital audio at its storytelling best

Tue, 2017-09-12 11:26

While podcasts were considered a novelty little more than a decade ago, this ultra-personal on-demand digital audio form is everywhere nowadays, with podcasts such as Serial or S-Town recording massive success, writes Susan Valentine, Program Manager of Opening Journalism.

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NewsMavens has now partnered with women journalists in 12 countries

Tue, 2017-09-12 09:53

A new initiative called NewsMavens will see women journalists from across Europe curate the top news stories produced by their newsrooms to a common platform.

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How newsrooms can apply big data

Fri, 2017-09-08 14:33

“We’ve seen a lot of focus on what the big media brands have been doing in recent years, but most publishers have difficulties replicating their business models. They need to look into finding their own path into the digital age,” says WAN-IFRA Global Advisory consultant Steffen Damborg.

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Project ponders ways to make money from 360 video

Fri, 2017-09-08 14:00

Hands-on experiments with advertising content in 360 video have yielded some promising results. Nick Tjaardstra, ­Director of Global Advisory at WAN-IFRA, describes the project and the lessons it taught participants.

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Paid content 2.0 affects more than just editorial strategy

Thu, 2017-09-07 17:06

It cannot be an easy time for editors to navigate the myriad of challenges facing their newsrooms today. What is my editorial strategy for distributed content? How do we ramp up video? Are we mobile-first yet? How do we cleverly leverage and utilise the right data? And increasingly, paid content strategies are forcing newsrooms to rethink their entire editorial strategy. 

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Inside Zeit Online's 'pop-up' department for the German election

Tue, 2017-09-05 14:34

Last year, the outcomes of the Brexit vote and the US election sent some media outlets into full self-examination mode, attempting to figure out why their predictions were inaccurate and whether they had, as sometimes suggested, lost touch with a large part of the population. In light of Germany’s own federal election in September, Zeit Online wanted to avoid making similar mistakes, going as far as setting up a dedicated department to tackle the task.

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Open the door, it's me

Fri, 2017-09-01 10:50

It's been 200 days since Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel was arrested and imprisoned in Turkey on baseless charges of terrorist propaganda and inciting hatred. In this open letter, his wife Dilek Mayatürk Yücel shares their plight.

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Journalists faced threats, intimidation and assault during Kenya elections

Wed, 2017-08-30 14:22

In the aftermath of Kenya’s disputed election, which saw incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected president, journalists report facing harassment, intimidation and attacks. As the country’s Supreme Court rules on 1 September on the outcome of the elections – challenged by opponent Raila Odinga – Kenya’s journalists continue their fight to report the truth.

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