Is News Avoidance Really the Crisis We Think It Is? 

The way we interact with news is changing.    The Reuters Digital News Report 2023 revealed that people are showing less interest in news, leading to a decrease in overall consumption. This trend has persisted year-on-year, giving rise to the debate around news avoidance.   Put simply, news avoidance refers to the behaviour of individuals who[…]

Are Personalised News Aggregators Enhancing Our World or Echoing Our Biases? 

The Rise of Personalised News Aggregators  The internet has evolved from a mostly static to a personalised experience. Machine learning and algorithms have personalised the web and news industry, leading to the emergence of personalised news aggregators. These aggregators compile and personalise news, but criticisms have emerged, challenging the foundation of news personalisation. This article[…]

World Press Trends Report 2024: Twipe’s Top 5 Insights 

Last week, WAN-IFRA published their World Press Trends Report for 2023-2024. Based on the responses of 175 senior news executives from 60 countries, it puts a finger on the pulse of the industry. We’ve compiled the key learnings and insights from over 50 pages of detailed report to share with you.  Publishers hold a more[…]

Behind the Paywall: The Shift of Monetisation Strategies

In the ever-evolving landscape of news and media, the journey from the early days of free online news content to the AI subscription models of today tells a compelling story of adaptation and innovation. This article dives into this journey, exploring the shifts that have reshaped how news is consumed and monetised in the digital[…]

What do digital news platforms need to reach financial sustainability? Insights for publishers

Introduction Monetising digital content has been a challenge for news publishers ever since the advent of the internet. New ventures find it particularly challenging to carve a space in an already competitive niche. In recent weeks, both Artifact and The Messenger have made headlines: Artifact will be shutting down at the end of February, while[…]

Reuters Trends and Predictions 2024: What You Need to Know 

2024 brings with it Reuters’ much-anticipated Trends and Predictions 2024 report. Compiled from the insights of over 300 news industry leaders across 50 countries, this report is a barometer for the challenges and expectations shaping journalism in the year ahead. In a year with over 40 elections and major events such as the Olympics, it[…]

Nieman Lab’s Predictions for 2024: Twipe’s Top Picks 

Every December, Nieman Lab releases predictions from industry leaders about the upcoming year. We’ve chosen our top 10 predictions from their list of over 140 for 2024. This year’s predictions revolved around several critical themes such as AI, news consumption patterns, the role of journalism in democracy, the importance of local and community-focused journalism, misinformation[…]

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