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WAN-IFRA and DistriPress announce strategic merger to strengthen the industry leadership

WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, and DistriPress are thrilled to announce their strategic merger in a landmark move poised to reshape the industry landscape. This union combines both associations' strengths and resources and drives innovative initiatives within the industry. .


WAN-IFRA and OpenAI Launch Global AI Accelerator for Newsrooms

WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, has announced the launch of a broad-based accelerator program for over 100 news publishers in partnership with OpenAI. The Newsroom AI Catalyst is an accelerator program designed to help newsrooms fast-track their AI adoption and implementation to bring efficiencies and create quality content.

WAN-IFRA introduces NewsArcade Author at World News Media Congress

WAN-IFRA’s 75th World News Media Congress introduces NewsArcade Author: a one-of-a-kind interactive tool that counters false narratives and strengthens trust in news, and boosts media literacy.
After two years of development with media professionals across Europe, WAN-IFRA proudly unveils NewsArcade at the World News Media Congress (Copenhagen, 27-29 May).

WAN-IFRA signs the "Santiago + 30 Declaration"

International and national organisations advocating for press freedom signed the “Santiago + 30 Declaration” in Santiago, Chile. The statement addresses new political, social, and technological challenges journalism faces.

We see a powerful display of unity and collaboration among the signatory entities. The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and national media associations from nine countries in Latin America and Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador, have all come together for this cause.

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.


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