From the Editors Weblog
Journalists and educators around the world are working urgently to make news literacy and media and information literacy key priorities, according to a panel of experts at a meeting celebrating the WAN-IFRA 2016 World Young Readers Prizes.
Constructive journalism is about reporting problems – like traditional journalism – as well as providing solutions that inspire readers to take action rather than leaving them feeling hopeless. The movement is growing and had its first international conference in the Netherlands, last Friday 2 December.
WAN-IFRA, in conjunction with the FOJO Media Institute, are calling on media worldwide to support stronger protections for women journalists in a text released to mark the 250th anniversary celebrations of Sweden’s ‘Freedom of the Press Act’, the first of its kind in the world.
The lock screen on smartphones might become the next competitive sphere for publishers. A new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism illuminates the potential for news alerts to reach a variety of audiences and what publishers can do to improve users' engagement with their content.
World Editors Forum President reflects on five Brazilian colleagues killed in plane crash in Colombia
The chartered plane carrying 81 people that crashed outside of Medellin, Colombia claimed the lives of at least 75. Players of the Chapecoense de Brasil soccer club and more than 20 journalists were en route to cover the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. Marcelo Rech, Editorial Vice-President of RBS Group, President of the Brazilian Newspaper Association and President of the World Editors Forum, lost five RBS Group colleagues and reflects on this tragedy.
New mobile user research reveals effective push notification strategies for the news media industry, says Peter Marsh, VP Marketing, Newscycle Solutions, in this guest post.
Like many legacy broadcasters, Univision, a Spanish-language TV network targeting the Latino community in the United States, has had to rethink its strategy in the face of online video gaining momentum. Managing Editor and Senior Director of Digital Selymar Colón, who joined the company in 2006, shared key takeaways from the network’s transformation process during WAN-IFRA’s International Newsroom Summit in London in November.
The Telegraph in the UK has been implementing and experimenting with innovative tools, ranging from interactive embeds to a robot live-blogger, to boost engagement, efficiency and creativity in the newsroom.
Since Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, media professionals remain in shock over how that could have happened when so many polls predicted otherwise. Discussions have sprung up about the role of news reports (real and fake) that circulated before the election and the social platforms on which they’ve been shared. The World Editors Forum reached out to Claire Wardle, Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, to help make sense of everything and figure out how to move forward.
Argentina’s La Nación launched its Pay TV channel, LN+, last week. La Nación developed this venture from the ground up, and now broadcasts through DirecTV and Cablevision from its newsroom. Editor-in-chief Carlos Guyot, will be sharing more information on the new TV channel at the International Newsroom Summit (November 21 to 23) in London.
Digital revenue at the English-language daily Times of Oman took a 10,000-percent leap in less than three years after Chief Executive Editor Scott Armstrong made the bold move of exiting Google AdWords.