There are no shortcuts for the issues facing the news industry. Esther Kezia-Thorpe says that going back to basics will improve trust in news, build better products and grow audiences
Where is the ceiling for subscribers when it comes to reader revenue, and what can publishers do when they hit it? Experts from FT Strategies, the Guardian, Sifted and Tortoise share their insights
A more nuanced and inclusive approach to interviewing and reporting helps audiences grapple with the divisive subjects that dominate headlines
JOE Media and NEED TO KNOW trade notes on how to discover and appeal to under 23s on social media
Local journalists are not always objective. But their cultural and contextual understanding is crucial to getting the story right (and you should credit and pay them accordingly)
Journalists are our most precious commodity. It is time to give them the support they need, when they need it the most
During the pandemic, journalists have had to get used to doing remote interviews. But here is the thing: we got a taste for it now. We have realised remote interviews can be a convenient and reliable option for creating content with guests further afield, so it is not going away anytime soon. The trouble is […]
The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on journalists. It is a sad and negative topic to keep reporting on. It is also a lonely time. Lots of us are in constant Zoom meetings but in-person, meaningful interactions are rare.
Decades of newsroom culture have also reinforced the message that it is ‘not cool to talk about your feelings’, that it is part of the job to ‘put up and shut up’. However, when journalists are not well they cannot properly tell the stories that matter to their readers and viewers.
Experts from Sky News, Reuters, Reach Plc and the Ethical Journalism Network share practical tips around taking care of our colleagues and ourselves when we are feeling low.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced news organisations to reconsider many of their strategies, both because of the economic pressures facing newsrooms and that audiences have been stuck indoors during lockdown.
The Telegraph, Slate and Frontier Myanmar discussed how leveraging audio can be a way to drive subscriptions and memberships.
One of the biggest challenges for newsrooms during the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to lead change and innovation, while staff are burning out and the industry faces economic pressures.
Newsroom leaders and industry experts discussed how the crisis brought new opportunities to experiment and innovate.
Regional publisher Reach Plc had to juggle new working practices and furloughed staff with the launch of new websites. Meanwhile the BBC pressed ahead with smart speaker technology during the pandemic.