An optimistic outlook in 7 charts from the World Press Trends Report 2022

This month WAN-IFRA released their World Press Trends Report for 2021-2022. We have fine-combed through all 76 pages of rich content, taken from the World News Publishers Outlook Survey, to provide you with our must-see moments. Digital revenue continues to rise Digital revenue is rising. In fact, digital remains the key revenue driver for growth.[…]

5 findings from launching 10 personalised newsletters across Finland

Finnish publisher Mediatalo Keskisuomalainen realised newsletters were an underutilised strategic tool. So, they decided to reinvent their newsletter strategy with automation and personalisation. In our latest Future of News webinar, we heard from Mediatalo Keskisuomalainen’s Data Manager Johannes Niemeläinen about their refreshed newsletter strategy. 1. Why automated and personalised newsletters Newsletters were used across the[…]

Publishers solidifying subscriber bases through non-traditional means

Netflix announced that it had a mass loss of subscribers for the first time in a decade in Q1 of 2022, CNN+ collapsed and Quartz made the decision to move from a subscriber to membership model. At an eye level, it would appear that subscriptions are faltering. With publishers becoming increasingly reliable on subscriber revenue,[…]

Newsroom driven innovation: Insights from WAN-IFRA’s Newsroom Summit

Newsrooms are quickly becoming the drivers of change and innovation for publishers. Recognising the potential behind technology has given newsrooms the chance to automate and innovate. They can now give greater attention to their content. As we heard from Tommi Heikkonen of Fiare at the WAN-IFRA Newsroom Summit, it is a positive publishing shift that[…]

Why Gen Z pay for news

To understand how Gen Z consume news, we interviewed 3 Gen Z News Lovers. (Yes, they exist as we discovered in part one!). In this part, we explore Gen Z’s attitudes towards paying for news and what this means for publishers. You can see the full video of our interviews below. A quality information service[…]

Warum investieren immer mehr Publisher in ihre Newsletter Strategie?

Immer mehr Publisher nutzen E-Mails in Form von Newslettern als eine neue Möglichkeit, um neue Abonnenten zu gewinnen und bereits vorhandenen zu behalten. Mit Newslettern können Publisher ihre Leser direkter ansprechen, dazu beitragen Gewohnheiten zu verstärken und dadurch einen festen Platz im Alltag der Nutzer einzunehmen.   Mittlerweile verfügen fast alle Zeitungen über mindesten einen Newsletter[…]

Why de-anonymisation can give publishers an advantage in a first-party data world

In a world quickly becoming cookieless, first-party data is becoming a valuable currency. Having a strategy to de-anonymise readers as part of your audience engagement plans is a necessity. One tool that publishers have turned to for this are registration walls. Not only do they de-anonymise readers, but they can encourage greater engagement with content[…]

What we learnt interviewing 3 International Journalism Festival Speakers

Next week’s International Journalism Festival marks a significant moment in the return to physical events following the pandemic. Industry figures from across the world will gather in the Italian city of Perugia to share insights and gather new ideas. In the run-up to the festival, we interviewed Ezra Eeman, Lea Korsgaard and Robin Kwong about what[…]

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