From the Editors Weblog
While the first U.S. presidential debate took place on Monday night in New York, newsrooms manned their fact-checking desks. The World Editors Forum selected five examples of multimedia fact-checking projects that take the reporting style to the next level.
While the Huffington Post announced last week that it is launching its 17th edition in South Africa, we thought it was time to find out how the global-hopping news site shares knowledge, content, and technology across borders. Who better to talk to than its first non-English edition: Le Huffington Post.
The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) has released its new guidelines for migration reporting. The guidelines represent the Network’s continued effort to address shortcomings in media coverage of migration.
The Huffington Post will launch its 17th edition in South Africa in November in partnership with South African media company, Media24. Andreij Horn, the general manager of 24.com, the digital news website that will complement The Huffington Post South Africa, told the World Editors Forum that this venture is not just good for business, it’s good for Africa.
While our industry has been absorbed with going digital over recent years, many legacy newspapers have renewed their print products to meet changing audiences' needs and expectations about newspapers.
Recently, a few major publishers have developed their own content management systems to deal with the complex world of publishing today. Naturally, that has attracted attention from both publishers and providers.
If 2015 was the year of Snapchat, 2016 belongs to Facebook Live. Since Facebook opened its live-streaming feature to all users in April, it has been used to document everything from the Black Lives Matter movement to BuzzFeed’s exploding watermelon experiment, and Candace Payne trying on a Chewbacca mask – which at the time of writing has been viewed more than 161 million times.
A French startup raised an impressive $820,000 via crowd funding to launch a "search engine for quotes". The system turns archives into searchable databases to extract quotes which can be added to today's news stories to boost traffic and add context.
Fake news is more than just bad reporting, it’s spreading false reports that readers often take at face value. Some editors believe that the responsibility to debunk false narratives falls on newsrooms, because they threaten audience's trust in the media when left unchallenged.
WAN-IFRA has some easy ideas to help you take advantage of two special global events in October that offer the chance to make new kinds of connections with young people.
An American digital startup entering a French public service newsroom is unheard of and may be slightly controversial. Yet, it is an excellent opportunity for the legacy news organisation to adopt a culture of innovation, learn from advanced technology, and attract a younger audience.
Recognising the need for - not just one - but a comprehensive package of partial solutions, an Italian team of journalists built the "Wolf Model" - an ideal strategy to develop sustainable journalism projects.
Manorama Online in India, a digital pioneer, faces media challenges similar to those African publishers face: a large young demographic, an explosion in smartphone usage and a variety of strong local languages. Thus the experiences Mariam Mammen Mathew, the company's COO, will share as opening keynote speaker at WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Africa conference are bound to resonate with the audience.
The Star, the largest paid for English newspaper in Malaysia, has won the top prize as World Young Reader News Publisher of the year thanks to its youth initiative R.AGE TV. Judges said what set them apart was its innovative use of video, compelling storytelling and youth engagement.
Just like The Correspondent's new book-publishing house and The New York Times' Cooking-based meal kits service, Paris Match started leveraging its area of expertise as an alternative revenue stream. With photography at the heart of its business, it has now found ways to monetize on its enormous, unique photography archive.