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Nurturing innovation in newsrooms: Insights from Journalism.co.uk

What's New in Publishing 14 Jul 2021 06:15

This week we hear from Marcela Kunova, Editor at Journalism.co.uk. She’s recently launched a newsroom innovation mentorship programme which will pair experienced industry professionals with local and regional journalists in the UK, with the aim of nurturing innovation in audience engagement, AI, editorial strategy and more. We talked about what she’s hoping to achieve with the programme, how she translated Newsrewired to a virtual event, and why it’s so important for the site to support freelancers.

Learn more about the programme and apply here.

In the news roundup the team discuss a report on the broken link between reach and revenue, and ask if we can ever get past the ‘publishers vs. Duopoly’ industry mindset. We also discuss the closure of Knewz, how privacy is driving advertisers to Android, and genuinely horrifying behaviour from a BBC non-exec director. Chris lives under a busy flightpath now, apparently.

The transcript is live here, or see below for some highlights:

The origin of the newsroom innovation mentorship programme

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