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Trends in Newsrooms 2: Snapping up young audiences

Thu, 2017-05-18 15:00

News organisations covet creating a meaningful connection with millennials and Gen Zers, with many investing heavily in new storytelling formats and social networks to engage with them. One way to reach this younger demographic that's becoming increasingly popular is to create content specifically for Snapchat.

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Trends in Newsrooms 3: New life for kids' editions

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:31

Australia’s printed weekly for children, Crinkling News, has shown that the public is ready to support print for kids, and also how tricky it is to make such a publication work financially. Meanwhile, a one-off New York Times insert is a hit with readers.

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Editorials: Headed for extinction?

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:27

In this guest post, Steve Gray of Morris Communications in the USA describes why powerful local advocacy is essential to your news brand.

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Google's Richard Gingras: Publishers must stress value to audiences

Wed, 2017-05-17 11:12

Speaking to WAN-IFRA's Valérie Arnould, Google Vice President of News Richard Gingras shares his views on marketing news content, fighting fake news, the AMP initiative, and more. Gingras will speak on the future of news at the World News Media Congress, 7-9 June in Durban, South Africa.

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Der Spiegel launches paid-for digital daily

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:05

The German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has launched Spiegel Daily, a new digital and paid-for daily newspaper. The idea behind the new digital-only product is to “stop the world once a day” by offering readers a self-contained and engaging news experience, which complements the publishing house’s existing print and online offer.

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Trends in Newsrooms 1: The Rise of Bots

Thu, 2017-05-11 11:49

Chatbots are on the rise within the news industry, with many organisations experimenting with the Artificial Intelligence technology. But what's behind this trend, and what benefits can chatbots really bring to a media outlet?

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'We look at where the users are!' Isaac Showman on Reuters TV

Thu, 2017-05-04 16:19

In many ways, Reuters TV is a large scale lab for video formats, distribution platforms and possibly video business models. A lab with 2 million monthly testers, Isaac Showman, Managing Director, Reuters Consumer, would probably argue.

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Why we need urgent reforms to protect sources

Thu, 2017-05-04 15:16

In our "post-truth", digital world, investigative journalism based on information from confidential sources and whistleblowers, is facing unprecedented threats, writes Julie Posetti, author of the report “Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age” which WAN-IFRA produced for UNESCO. It launched this week.

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Youth movement in newspaper readership

Thu, 2017-05-04 11:14

Younger audiences are consuming more traditional news media content – online, on mobile and even in print.

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Prensa mundial exige a las autoridades mexicanas a atender la crisis de seguridad que amenaza a los periodistas

Wed, 2017-05-03 11:05

La Asociación Mundial de Periódicos y Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA) y el Foro Mundial de Editores (WEF) expresaron en una misiva dirigida al Presidente mexicano Enrique Peña Nieto su “extrema preocupación por los asesinatos y la crisis de inseguridad e impunidad que amenaza la vida y el trabajo de los periodistas mexicanos”.

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Media, Our Best Hope On World Press Freedom Day

Tue, 2017-05-02 14:48

Pressures on journalists and media organisations are designed to reduce transparency and accountability in society. Usually it means powerful interests have something to hide from public view. Ultimately, media need to do more to convince public opinion that such targeting is an attack on common values and will not be tolerated.

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'Fake news' is not journalism

Mon, 2017-05-01 14:29

Would you trust your news from any source? How are we able to ensure that ‘fake’(d)news does not overtake the flow of information asks Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General on the eve of World Press Freedom Day.

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Truth in the age of Trump: why things are much, much more difficult

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:17

The ability of citizens and journalists to ‘speak truth to power’ is disappearing before our eyes, writes Julie Posetti.

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