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WAN-IFRA Unveils "AI Unlocked" Programme to Drive Media Innovation, Creativity and Sustainability

WAN-IFRA announced the launch of "AI Unlocked". The programme and forum is tailored for all news media publishers interested in Artificial Intelligence and its impact on their organization. Through AI Unlocked, media professionals will learn, discuss, experiment with, and define ways to use AI in their business. The initiative is open to news publishers around the globe.


WAN-IFRA Unveils Innovate Local Programme to Drive Media Innovation and Sustainability

WAN-IFRA announces the launch of Innovate Local, the first global forum for local media. Through the Innovate Local programme, media professionals will be able to exchange actionable and scalable ideas with a focus on opportunities and problems unique to the business of local journalism. The initiative addresses small and midsized local media and local entities of bigger media groups.

Fifth edition of Table Stakes Europe features 18 teams

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) announced the 18 publishers participating in the fifth edition of the Table Stakes Europe programme. These publishers are now part of a community of more than 80 organisations from 20 countries, including over 400 individual participants who have taken part in the previous editions and are ambassadors of this transformational methodology.

WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Awards Middle East 2023 Winners Announced

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is proud to announce the winners of the Digital Media Awards Middle East 2023. This annual competition stands as a beacon for digital trends, revenues, and technologies in the media landscape, drawing the top-level publishers, editors, and digital executives who are shaping the future of news media.

Research spotlights obstacles - and considers solutions - for Southeast Asia’s climate reporting

The fight for reader attention, restricted journalistic freedom and a lack of relatability are three of the obstacles to impactful climate reporting faced by newsrooms across Southeast Asia, a new report finds.

The inaugural "Global Climate Journalism Insights: Southeast Asia" report, authored by global journalism initiative climateXchange (cXc), was released this week and tells of a journalism landscape fraught with resource challenges, fear of reprisal and audience apathy.

Mega media gathering planned for Copenhagen in May 2024 as WAN-IFRA celebrates the 75th edition of its World News Media Congress

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is gearing up for the 75th World News Media Congress, to be held in Copenhagen from 27-29 May, 2024. To celebrate the milestone, it is expanding its flagship event.
In addition to the traditional congress Summits for Media Leaders and Editors, WAN-IFRA will add a focused Digital Revenue stream by incorporating the established and highly successful Digital Media Europe conference into the three-day event.

AI and robot writer ‘Klara’ key to Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Medien’s tech future as it switches off its presses

German regional news publisher owned by DuMont has pivoted to being a media and tech company and is using AI and Natural Language Processing tools for newsroom tasks, including content generation, with significant early results.

“Our printing story is over. After 400 years, we switched off our presses in October,” said Thomas Schultz-Homberg, CEO of Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Medien, the media brand for the family-owned DuMont group.

WAN-IFRA joins an international alliance to build a trusted European media data space

WAN-IFRA (The World Association of News Publishers) announced its partnership with TEMS, a consortium of forty-three organisations representing hundreds of stakeholders from fourteen countries in the European cultural and creative sectors. The TEMS consortium presents the biggest European initiative to create a data space ecosystem in the media sector.

WAN-IFRA's renewed partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strengthens links between Norwegian and international editors.

On Monday 23 October, editors from across East Central Africa and Southeast Asia and Norway met to share best practices in audience engagement and monetisation strategies to formally re-launch the mentoring programme at the heart of WAN-IFRA’s long-standing partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen independent media.

Focus on audiences, revenue and AI - WAN-IFRA and Google News Initiative launch new round of Tables Stakes Europe

WAN-IFRA is launching the fifth edition of Table Stakes Europe in partnership with the Google News Initiative. This performance-driven programme, focused on change management, is a collaboration with Table Stakes architect Doug Smith. The programme will welcome 16 European news enterprises participating in 2024.

ClimateXchange launched with WAN-IFRA seeks to "empower, inspire and engage"

ClimateXchange, a groundbreaking global journalism initiative committed to changing the way information about the climate reaches its audiences, has launched its platform with the announcement of WAN-IFRA as its first major news industry partner.

Kicking off at the 2023 Digital Media Conference in Singapore, the launch accompanies the signing of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) as climateXchange’s regional partner for South East Asia.

WIZONE, WAN-IFRA's new marketplace launched today

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced today the launch of WIZONE, a groundbreaking online marketplace poised to lift connections between suppliers, service providers and news publishers on a global scale. Today's official launch occurred at the Indian Printers Summit 2023 in Kochi, marking a transformative leap forward for the industry.

WAN-IFRA joins RSF and other international news organisations to frame an "AI Charter in Media".

The accelerating development of Artificial Intelligence in the news media poses incredible opportunities but also threats to the integrity of information. In response to this unprecedented challenge, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and international partners, including WAN-IFRA, are launching a committee, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, to draw up a charter to advise regulatory initiatives in this area.


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