Media Sustainability

Journalism professionals discuss governments’ role in shaping the future of journalism

Five journalism leaders gathered at the 25th International Symposium of Online Journal (ISOJ) in Austin on April 12 to discuss how government policies regarding copyright, social media regulation, and subsidies could affect the future journalism landscape. Though all the panelists emphasized the power of public policy to revitalize and protect a robust ecosystem of journalism […]

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Press Forward, a philanthropic coalition aiming to expand funding for local journalism in the U.S., kicks off 25th ISOJ

The opening panel of the 25th ISOJ showcased how the Press Forward initiative is building a coalition of donors in the United States to support local journalism nationwide, with the goal of distributing $500 million in resources over the next five years.

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Official advertising used to censor media and to ‘self-promote’ leaders in Colombia, according to FLIP

After twelve years of investigating official advertising in Colombia, the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) said that this public resource is used mainly by public administrations to censor the media and influence their editorial line, as well as for leaders to promote themselves as public figures.

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Latin American media use YouTube Shorts to increase views, monetize and reach new audiences

Both large and small media outlets in Latin America have joined the wave of vertical video – the format made for mobile – through YouTube Shorts. LatAm Journalism Review interviews representatives from three Latin American media to learn about the benefits of this format.

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Latin American digital media managers recommend incorporating sustainability roles early and aligning them with journalistic values

When media no longer have a monopoly on advertising, sales executives and their client portfolios no longer have what a media outlet needs to be sustainable. So, how do digital media outlets approach creating their revenue streams? Who develops and executes plans? How do these new roles work?

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Journalists say at least 30% of news in Latin America should include climate issues, instead of current 2%, according to study

News coverage of climate and biodiversity does not reflect the magnitude of the crisis facing humanity, according to a survey of journalists. According to them, the public is interested, but a lack of resources and editorial lines make it difficult to pay attention to the issue. Incorporating technology into newsrooms could alleviate problems.

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Journalists must overcome funding 'taboo' and put it center stage for planning of independent media, highlighted panel at 2023 Festival 3i in Brazil

Although there is still a certain "taboo" when talking about money, journalists need to delve into issues related to financing news media to ensure their sustainability. This is a process that goes far beyond fundraising, said experts on a panel at the 3i 2023 Festival, which took place May 5-7 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mexican environmental journalists unite to launch network centered on marine issues

The Mexican organization Causa Natura has launched the Journalism Network of the Sea (Repemar), an initiative that seeks to coordinate journalists interested in marine issues, provide support, guidance, training and financing opportunities. The network also wants to support environmental journalists and minimize the risks suffered when practicing the profession in Mexico.

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Tailor-made solutions for local news organizations help them achieve sustainability

During a workshop offered by the Knight Foundation at ISOJ 2022, LION Publishers, Revenue Lab by Texas Tribune and Newspack spoke about how they are providing new and legacy newsrooms with different types of resources to have a more efficient and fulfilling road to sustainability.

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Big tech companies unite against payment for news content in Brazil; journalists are divided

Big tech companies are more united than ever against the Brazilian bill that regulates platforms in order to fight fake news. The bill provides for the remuneration of journalistic organizations, but journalists themselves are divided. Payment by platforms for journalism is a trend, with agreements signed in Australia and France and contemplated in Canada and the United Kingdom.