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World Editors Forum

Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

Innovative Storytelling, Engagement Reflect Trends in Newsrooms

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.26.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Innovative storytelling, audience engagement, and financial flexibility are key ingredients for newspapers to cope with pressures from competitors, bu...

Media Key to Covering Egyptian Revolution

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The scene of protesters trying to break into the state-run TV station on Cairo's Corniche brought to mind other revolutions where control of the media was of primary importance.

The 2010 Newsroom: Lean and Techy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newsrooms should be converged, integrated, flexible, lean and techy, to survive in today's fast-changing media landscape, but news organizations shoul...

Tablets, Apps, Mobile, Ethics and Training Grip 17th World Editors Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Participants agreed that good management of newspapers required flexibility, a reallocation of resources to meet fast-paced technological innovations and constant training to keep up with the times.

Full Throttle to Hyperlocal News in Czech Republic

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the Czech Republic, "news cafés" are springing up, where people can relax, meet, down some brew, see their local paper being produced, mingle with editors and contribute copy.

Nadia al-Sakkaf: Yemen Times Editor on a Mission

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's not easy in a country where illiteracy is estimated at between 60% to 70% (depending on whose figures one believes), and where the president has been in power for close to 30 years.