Based on the sessions that Journalism.co.uk attended and the delegates we spoke to there were some clear winners and losers at this year’s World Association of Newspapers (WAN) conference and concurrent World Editors Forum (WEF) congress:
Print – somewhat unsurprising that the resilience of print was a clear favourite at a conference of newspaper executives and industry groups…
Social media – not on everyone’s agendas, but global examples of social media being effectively used to newsgather, distribute reports and engage audiences were highlighted in an opening discussion and with news from the AP. Little mention was made at the same event last year.
Mobile – an excellent presentation from the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project’s Martha Stone, but limited examples of how mobile is being used by publishers – though Norway’s VG.no had this to say.
E-paper – Journalism had an interesting chat with the folk behind PressClick, which will be posting soon, but digital editions and e-paper went largely undiscussed.WAN, wanindia, wanindia2009, WEF
- #WANIndia2009: There’s gold in them there mobiles – don’t blow it, says Martha Stone
- #journalistconf: Best practice examples of social media use in journalism
- WAN Amsterdam (audio): Mobile is not emerging: it’s here and we know how to monetise it, say speakers at Digital Revenue Goldmine
- WAN Amsterdam: Mobile advertising to become a real business in a few years…
- San Diego Union-Tribune offering free paper to users who ‘check-in’