From the Editors Weblog
WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have condemned a violent assault on a journalist as well as a series of attacks against Daily Hürriyet, just the latest in a string of recent assaults on press freedom in Turkey.
As Director of our Global Advisory team, I always look forward with anticipation to World Publishing Expo. Hamburg is no exception. Our panel of experts will be presenting in-depth seminars at the Media Port Open Stages this year to guide you through the key performance factors of the latest strategic trends in our industry.
In 2013, Hannover, Germany-based MADSACK Mediengruppe opened a new newsroom with a new business model. Called RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) [Editorial Network Germany], it produces content for other publishers' newspapers as well as the group's own – including print-ready pages in three sizes.
Which editorial system suits the needs of my media company best? That question is not easy to answer, says consultant David Best in this article, since markets and business models are becoming more and more complex. Driven by trends such as Big Data, the unbundling of content and the need for efficient workflows in a disrupted newspaper industry, requirements keep reaching new heights.
Three years ago, one U.S. newspaper chain quietly leaped into what it now calls a “Digital Leads” future. The goal: Transform print newsrooms into real-time digital news operations engaged with community at every turn. In this article, Vikki Porter, Director of the Knight Digital Media Center at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in Los Angeles, tells how they achieved measurable success.
The threat of ad blocking offers publishers a unique opportunity to redefine how advertising works online. And publishers, not platforms, must take the lead. Today, WAN-IFRA and Digital Content Next are issuing a Call to Think for the industry in how to respond to this threat and make the most of the opportunity.
It might be quite unsurprising that The Washington Post is taking further steps to exploit Amazon's massive customer base for its own purposes – but that does not make it any less smart, publishing-industry observers say.
Virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña: I want to put the audience where the journalist used to be
The gender dimensions of journalistic source protection were discussed at an expert meeting on the online abuse of female journalists hosted by the OSCE in Vienna this week. An excerpt from a forthcoming global study on the protection of journalism sources in the digital age was released during the meeting, and we've re-published it below. The World Editors Forum was commissioned by UNESCO to produce the study, which was authored by former WAN-IFRA Research Fellow, Julie Posetti.
After more than a decade of digital disruption, the African entertainment and media industry has entered a new era –where the media between traditional and digital spheres is blurred and consumers want more flexibility and freedom in how they consume content, claims a new report from PwC which looks at future of the South African, Nigeria and Kenyan media markets.
In a week’s time, reporters from seven Irish print and online editorial units will find themselves in one big newsroom, not just organizationally but also in a newly refurbished and redesigned office space.
On the 50th anniversary of its foundation, Kompas Gramedia – which remains the undisputed leading national daily in Indonesia – has clinched WAN-IFRA's top World Young Reader Prize for 2015 for its multimedia approach to reaching young people and helping them become more active in society.
A fleet of Parrot drones performing synchronised acrobatics, martial arts jugglers filmed with the latest slo-mo cameras, two guys playing Guitar Hero in front of the biggest and meanest-looking mobile sound rig you ever saw. Yep, it must be IFA15 in Berlin. But what is the relevance to the news industry?
Coming this fall: a redefined relationship between Google and publishers, courtesy of European courts and regulators
Ahead of a German court ruling and European regulation changes that could significantly redefine Google’s relationship with newspapers, Italian newspaper La Stampa interviewed Axel Springer Executive Vice President Christoph Keese. The piece revealed the German publishing house's views on newspapers, search engines and their European future.
Trying to keep a newsroom up to speed and meet a seemingly never-ending series of challenges while simultaneously cutting costs has become the lot of the modern newsroom leader. Among the newsrooms doing an impressive job of meeting today's demands is Switzerland's 24heures, led by Editor-in-Chief Thierry Meyer.