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BBC introduces ‘Local Live,’ a local content-sharing feed

Content from regional papers across England will soon appear in BBC’s “Local Live” web feed, which updates readers on breaking news throughout the day. Newspapers can choose which stories they would like to be linked in the feed, and BBC says a quarter of the content currently in the feed comes from external sites in […]

Lessons from Piano Media on creating a successful paywall

Four years after Piano Media began adding national paywalls to its titles in Slovakia, Poland and Slovenia, its CEO Kelly Leach says that having a successful paywall requires more than putting up the software and expecting money to start coming in. Creating richer content packages helped Piano turn readers into paying subscribers, which was an […]

How social media decided a historic election in Nigeria

Nigeria’s recent election was the first to have a sitting president defeated, something former ICFJ Knight Fellow Sunday Dare says came as a direct result of social media acting as a watchdog. In the media’s coverage, Dare says it was easy to see what side the media was on and there was little scrutiny of […]

British news anchor partners with YouTube to appeal to first-time voters

Jon Snow, anchor for Channel 4 News in the U.K., will anchor YouTube’s Spotlight channel to offer election news, campaign videos and analysis in an attempt to boost turnout among young voters. Snow said he fears that voters are being turned off by a campaign led by monotone party spokesmen as journalists have been excluded […]

How Deutsche Welle launched a project to bring its audience into the storytelling process

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s project Life Links tells readers’ stories around one topic (such as #AForEffort on the challenges of three teachers in Germany, Bulgaria and Zambia and #DrugTrap on tracing the cocaine production process). Each series spans a four-week period online, and a TV documentary is aired as the climax of the project. Members […]

How The Pool applies research to make an appointment with its readers

Since The Pool launched two weeks ago in the U.K., the team led by co-founders former Cosmopolitan U.K. editor Sam Baker and BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne has focused on applying the audience research they completed prior to launch. The founders wanted to make reading The Pool a habit by publishing on a schedule […]

How an Australian newspaper’s vaccine campaign led to a change in laws

The New South Wales government removed family tax and childcare concessions for parents of unvaccinated children, after two years of a community health awareness campaign by The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Telegraph for child vaccination. The campaign began when The Sunday Telegraph’s deputy editor began looking for childcare for her own children and discovered […]

How two UK newspapers launched election tools to help inform undecided voters

Ahead of the U.K. general election May 7, Local World has launched “General Election Compass” and Trinity Mirror has launched “Find My Seat,” both online tools designed to help undecided voters decide who to vote for. General Election Compass is a survey on Local World’s website where readers offer their opinion on issues such as […]

Mexican journalist advocates for colleagues endangered while exposing corruption

Lydia Cacho was arrested a decade ago for writing a book that revealed a sex trafficking ring with connections to powerful people in Mexico. Now she is rallying support for other journalists endangered while reporting in Mexico. Last month, a Mexican broadcaster was fired after reporting that the wife of Mexico’s president acquired a large […]

Why Newsweek Europe is revamping with a focus on digital and ‘explanatory journalism’

One year after its launch, Newsweek Europe is redesigning its print product, adding new sections and expanding its editorial team. Editor in chief Richard Addis emphasized the importance of “explanatory journalism” and a continuation of Newsweek Europe’s in-depth reporting in its future as it add business and weekend sections. Addis: “We’re taking an important stand […]

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