The Copenhagen Criteria: Gen Z identify and update 7 news values that matter
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by Lucinda Jordaan
2w ago
What makes a story newsworthy? At World News Media Congress 2024 in Copenhagen, 12 delegates spent a day with 70 students from International People’s College to answer the question. In a workshop they examined the student’s media preferences and shared perspectives across generations as a baseline to revise the traditional news values. Some were preserved, while others were renewed to a list of seven: Educational – show us news that helps us learn and understand more about relevant topics Empowering – show us news that encourages us and provides tools to take action based on informe ..read more
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World News Media Congress introduces NewsArcade Author
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
3w ago
After two years of development with media professionals across Europe, WAN-IFRA proudly unveils NewsArcade at the World News Media Congress (Copenhagen, 27-29 May). NewsArcade is not just another digital tool, it’s an innovative, interactive solution designed to significantly enhance youth media literacy and critical thinking skills, a crucial need in today’s media landscape. NewsArcade-Seriously Play the News is a collaborative project that unites journalism and news consumption in gamification. It’s a product of the combined efforts of game developers, researchers, publishers, and educators ..read more
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Introducing NewsArcade Author: an interactive tool to counter false narrative, strengthen trust in news, and boost media literacy
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by Elena Perotti
3w ago
After two years of development with colleagues from across Europe, WAN-IFRA is proud to present at the World News Media Congress NewsArcade, an innovative, interactive digital tool aimed at boosting media literacy and critical thinking skills in youth. NewsArcade-Seriously Play the News is a collaborative project that aims to promote critical thinking by uniting journalism and news consumption in gamification. Designed by game developers in conjunction with researchers, publishers and educators, the News Arcade Author tool is set to transform our understanding of news storytelling in an engagi ..read more
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United Kingdom: Section 40 Repeal Cannot Come Soon Enough
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by Elena Perotti
3w ago
WAN-IFRA joins global press freedom campaigning organisations in signing a statement welcoming the repeal of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act. In a joint statement published ahead of a Lords debate tomorrow on the Media Bill, which contains provisions to repeal Section 40 the group said the UK’s next government must “give a firm and unequivocal commitment” to press freedom. The statement said: “We are a group of UK-based and international organisations representing news media titles, journalists, and campaigning groups in the UK and territories right across the world. “We welco ..read more
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Youth News Lab: defining what values will draw NextGen audiences
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by Lucinda Jordaan
3w ago
Aslak Gottlieb, a Danish journalism educator, researcher, author and media project developer has spent years focused on the elements needed to make news and news products more relevant for young people.  Later this month, on the eve of the World News Media Congress in Copenhagen, Gottlieb will ask Gen Zeers to come up with a contemporary set of news values that publishers can use when developing news products to ensure youth appeal.  This will be achieved through a collaborative workshop with editors.  The news values will build on a set of Engagement Criteria Gottlieb developed ..read more
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How can David stand up to Goliath? Anti-SLAPPs conference in Poland
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by Elena Perotti
2M ago
From April 25th to 26th, Warsaw will host an international conference addressing SLAPPs, organised by Agora, ARTICLE 19 Europe, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Prague Civil Society Center, and Watchdog Poland. The objective is  to devise strategies to combat legal harassment against public watchdogs who champion public interests. The surge in strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) against journalists and activists exposing corruption and abuses of power is alarming. Politicians, powerful businessmen, and corporations are increasingly using legal threats to silenc ..read more
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Disinformation and AI: the industrial revolution?
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by Elena Perotti
4M ago
NewsGuard research shows that tech improvements will shortly allow AI to foster “fake news” at an unprecedented scale, in unbelievable volumes and seizing advertising revenues from news media while plagiarising their content. Chine Labbe and Virginia Padovese – NewsGuard VPs jointly responsible for Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – were recently invited to speak at one of the regular Media Policy Briefings organised by WAN-IFRA for the Directors of member Associations. They explained research findings that show how Artificial Intelligence will be likely used to exacerbate disinformat ..read more
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AI takes center stage at Korea Press Foundation conference
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by Elena Perotti
7M ago
More than 200 publishers, journalists and media practitioners attended on November 9 the Korea Press Foundation Journalism Conference 2023 on “AI and the Transformation of the News Industry” , aimed at exploring the impact of AI technology on journalism. Speakers included Elena Perotti, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Media Policy at WAN-IFRA, Charlie Beckett, Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Ernest Kung, AI Product Manager at the Associated Press, and Elyse Samuels, Senior Producer of Visual Forensics at ..read more
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Charter for AI and Journalism: tech standards must be the responsibility of publishers
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
7M ago
WAN-IFRA participated in the working group convened by RSF to draw up an ethical charter to guide the use of AI in Journalism, which is published today (Download).  The process was initiated in response to the disruptive threat that AI posed to journalism and the news and information arena.  After participating and constructively contributing to the discussions, WAN-IFRA has elected not to endorse the final version of the Charter due to specific concerns from publishers. Meanwhile, WAN-IFRA has reconfirmed its support for the Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence, a standard ..read more
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Pervasive Unauthorized Use of Publisher Content Powers Generative AI – a News/Media Alliance Study
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by Elena Perotti
8M ago
On October 31 the News/Media Alliance published a White Paper and a technical analysis and submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office on the use of publisher content to power generative artificial intelligence technologies (GAI). Together, the three publications document the pervasive, unauthorized use of publisher content by GAI developers, the impact this may have on the sustainability and availability of high-quality original content, and the legal implications of such use. GAI systems have been developed by copying massive amounts of the expressive material published by the Alliance’s members ..read more
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