During the pandemic, HR became the new centre of innovation
Throughout the pandemic, HR was responsible for some of the most crucial decisions that organisations had to take to keep businesses intact and ensure employees were safe, secure, engaged, and productive. How will that continue in 2021?
14 March 2021
Coming out of the pandemic, news organisations must prioritise flexibility, well-being
Psychological capital is critical to performance development and management.
14 June 2021
News media employees must reflect communities to be relevant
The New York Times, Financial Times, and Stuff share with attendees of an INMA Master Class how they are reflecting audiences with hiring and engaging employees. These efforts are even more tricky during a pandemic.
31 January 2021
Media leaders can engage employees, set priorities with innovative ideas day
Setting priorities as a team ensures everyone’s ideas are validated.
07 July 2021
Gannett fights systemic racism while creating a culture of belonging
To demonstrate its commitment to becoming a greater ally in the fight against systemic racism, racial injustice, and discrimination, Gannett launched a dedicated Take Action Web site, detailing the actions it is taking as a company.
05 July 2021
NWZ’s in-house academy provides continuing employee education
NWZ’s Nordwest Academy provides continuing education for employees with more than 50 courses in seven different categories. The programme is increasing employee satisfaction, making the company more attractive to potential employees, and growing knowledge companywide.
03 March 2021
Pandemic takes mental health toll on newsrooms
During this particularly difficult times, news media leaders need to be compassionate, communicate clearly and transparently, and focus on priorities.
17 November 2020
Reframing “no” keeps bad project ideas at bay and good ones coming in
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton delves into the art of saying no. Sometimes it is necessary when a product idea is just bad. Yet one must guard against always calling full stop when perhaps the idea needs more work and input from other team members.
04 August 2021
Nine shares lessons in creating a fully collaborative product development team
Nine transformed its product team from a closed-door operation into a fully collaborative environment. INMA Product Initiative Jodie Hopperton shares the steps along that journey.
16 February 2021
Reorganising media product analytics teams reveals new decision-making opportunities
Media companies can utilise new product analytics structures to bolster subscriptions and content recommendations.
31 July 2022
Monitor, Business Day focus on newsroom talent, digital culture
During the INMA African News Summit this week, executives from Monitor Publications in Uganda and Business Day in Nigeria shared how they are attracting good journalists and keeping employees where they need to be in the digital transformation.
28 July 2022
In digital news operations, editors drive success across the organisation
The editorial team must learn to embrace new disciplines that have traditionally been in other areas of news media companies.
24 July 2022
FT shares lessons about combining the newsroom + business
FT’s head of editorial digital development, Renée Kaplan, shares how the media company brought the business of the media industry to its newsroom.
13 July 2022
FT shares lessons about combining the newsroom and business
FT’s head of editorial digital development, Renée Kaplan, shares newsrooms lessons learned with INMA Newsroom Initiative Lead Peter Bale.
13 July 2022
Data curious have many options to ease into deeper understanding
There are many self-guided training options that provide an education on specific data details for media team members without a data background.
04 July 2022
The data curious have many options to ease into deeper understanding
There are many self-guided training options that provide an education on specific data details for team members without a data background.
30 June 2022
Media companies need to start thinking about their place in the metaverse
Taking advantage of metaverse capabilities will create limitless opportunities for organisations to ensure employee and customer loyalty by providing enhanced user experiences and conquering new markets.
27 June 2022
Media companies share how they build data culture into their foundations
Leaders from Condé Nast, NHST Media Group, Gannett/USA Today, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and The Conversation recently told INMA members how their companies are building data-driven cultures that prioritise collaboration across teams and brands.
23 June 2022
Should data governance have a stand-alone team in your company?
INMA Smart Data Initiative Lead Ariane Bernard explains why a dedicated data governance team might be necessary at your media company.
07 June 2022
In the digital transformation quest, don’t neglect people
Personnel management at the highest level is the foundation for all future strategies. Here is how that looks at media companies.
07 June 2022
COVID pandemic changed the way Dagens Nyheter teams work together
As working from home continued after the initial COVID lockdown, newsroom staff at Dagens Nyheter started struggling. Editorial leaders jumped in to help create a sense of community and make sure employees felt appreciated.
24 May 2022
Washington Post, Condé Nast create collaborative teams around product
Product leaders from Condé Nast and The Washington Post share how their product teams have evolved into more collaborative efforts with other departments in their companies.
19 May 2022
SPH Media, El Comercio share their data transformation journeys
Jensen Boey of SPH Media and Giulianna Carranza of El Comercio shared stories of their data transformation during Wednesday’s Webinar.
18 May 2022
What can product teams learn from the inventor of the iPod and iPhone?
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton shares what she is learning from Tony Fadell’s (the inventor of the iPad and iPhone) book about data-driven product decisions vs. opinion-based product decisions. Plus, a look at how culture and clear goals drive a strong product culture.
17 May 2022
Media companies that prioritise talent need to forget these 10 things
To get and keep the best talent, news media companies need to level up to the newest priorities and mindset of employees, letting go of these 10 myths, Tammy Erickson, executive fellow/organisational behaviour at the London Business School, told INMA members.
05 May 2022
SCMP uses paywalls, team infrastructure to understand readers
SCMP’s paywall allows a rigorous approach to understanding readers and what they are looking for. It also enables SCMP to make decisions around product and growth much faster.
25 April 2022
Outsourcing tech can save time, be cost effective
A tech vendor with the right resources can begin working on projects right away, versus in-house teams that may need to be brought up to speed.
18 April 2022
No, news staff is not OK
Journalists are at the forefront of the world’s challenges, and they need support to cope. Here are eight ways newsroom management can help.
10 April 2022
News companies must create a culture newsrooms will buy into
Media leaders from JP/Politiken, Gannett/USA Today Network, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail shared the why and how of creating newsroom buy-in to business goals during a recent INMA Newsroom Initiative master class.
05 April 2022
Product teams: Who works on what and for how long?
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton shares thoughts on how to avoid duplicative work by product team members.
24 March 2022
How do media companies benchmark a product?
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton explores how media companies benchmark products (hint: there is no one answer) and how to avoid duplicative work by product team members.
22 March 2022
Consider these 6 factors when building a culture of experimentation in media companies
The process of building and promoting a culture of experimentation at media companies is important for corporate innovation and success in volatile times.
21 March 2022
Attracting, retaining Gen Z requires flexible work environments, cross-role learning
Gen Z wants a work environment within a media company where they are not judged on anything other than their work — a place where everyone is given a chance to grow.
20 March 2022
Focus, job functions are evolving as newsrooms undergo digital transformation
While digital transformation is happening, the bigger challenge remains how to transform the fundamental print-first organisation, processes, and mindset that pervade newsrooms today.
08 March 2022
COVID has changed newsrooms forever
The changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic require media companies to consider permanent, long-term approaches to content creation and delivery. Events are one content area that must be reconsidered.
27 February 2022
Archant excelled during pandemic with focus on its people, ad clients, newsroom
In an INMA members-only Webinar, Archant CEO Lorna Willis and Chief People Officer Tom Kay described the customer-first approach that helped advertisers problem solve during the pandemic, as well as how employee relations changed in the time of COVID.
23 February 2022
Standard Group builds on data, culture for paywall model
The managing editor of digital at Standard Group Limited in Kenya shared the building blocks of the company’s reader revenue strategy and how data is key to everything.
30 January 2022
Product teams often become the mediator when company objectives conflict
As one of her three big themes for this year, INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton shares advice on how to handle conflicting objectives — a job that often falls to the product team.
26 January 2022
How news media (and INMA) evolved a decade in only one year
INMA President Damian Eales, global head of transformation at News Corp, addresses the issues facing news media companies such as work-from-home, paid content, the role of data, where advertising goes next, the Big Tech relationships, and where INMA fits among these big subjects.
17 January 2022
Staffing, communication are bound to change in the post-COVID newsroom
COVID-19 has changed newsrooms forever. The “distributed” or “virtual” newsroom is the new normal.
16 January 2022
Communicating to product team is a key part of the product process
Product leaders from Gannett, The Straits Times, The Hill, Dow Jones, and Financial Times emphasised the importance of clear communication to successfully build and navigate product roadmaps during the recent INMA Methodologies to Launch and Innovate Products Master Class.
11 January 2022
New normal of pandemic has changed the role of media leaders
The pandemic changed what is expected of media leaders. Future leaders will be acknowledged for demonstrating neo-leadership traits like tenacity during volatility, virtual empowerment, decisional agility, and emotional resilience.
16 December 2021
2021 taught the media industry so much about product
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton looks back at a year of learning about product. Her biggest lesson learned: Clearly articulated goals and objectives are everything.
08 December 2021
Training is key to overcoming the media talent gap in Africa
During the recent INMA Africa News Media Summit, BCC Africa Advisor Peter Burdin shared his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of turning around the media talent gap on the continent.
22 November 2021
5 ways to get diversity, equity, and inclusion into your media products
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton dives into the ACT report, cheering on its focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
09 November 2021
Guidance for newsroom newcomers can accelerate the slow pace of transformation
Digital transformation supports a business model of providing news that audiences want, where and when they want it. But the slow infusion of this thinking into legacy companies can be challenging for digital natives in the newsroom.
26 October 2021
How the “Diversity Triangle” can help media companies move forward
Building on her work as a leader in The Wall Street Journal’s diversity initiatives, Louise Story shares her theory on how diversity among audience, product, and team members/company leaders must work together for media companies to successfully diversify their audiences and staff members.
29 September 2021
What media companies need to know moving from the Great Resignation to the Great Hire
Media organisations that intend to stay at the top of their game with world-class talent need to ensure hiring is beyond what it used to be before 2020.
27 September 2021
Prensa Libre focuses on 3 short-term challenges as it grows digital subscriptions
As part of the Facebook Latin America Reader Revenue Accelerator Programme, Prensa Libre adopted an experimental mindset as it launched its digital subscription platform and brought together a multi-disciplinary team.
12 September 2021
Right skills, recruitment tactics key to successful editorial team development
Dietmar Schantin of IFMS Media Consultancy shares key practices that news media organisations can implement to hire the best people for the right positions.
11 August 2021
4 opportunities to reduce the churn of product team members
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton shares four opportunities media companies offer employees that other product-focused teams (tech companies, for example) may not.
21 July 2021
Nine shares 5 principles for an effective relationship between product and editorial
During the first day of INMA’s debut Asia/Pacific News Media Summit, the director of product at Nine in Australia shared how content and editorial teams have come together at the company. The free summit drew 612 participants from 35 countries.
15 July 2021
Financial Times, Aftenposten share how they align product and editorial teams
John Kundert, chief product officer at Financial Times, and Karl Oskar Teien, director of product at Aftenposten, joined INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton for an INMA members-only Webinar to discuss the delicate relationship between product and editorial.
07 July 2021
Media companies must balance editorial and content teams
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton digs into what differentiates journalism and content experiences, as well as the natural tensions around the two media company teams.
22 June 2021
Media companies should use HR data to enhance employee performance
Data can help media leaders identify those individuals who will best benefit the company, measure their own effectiveness, and identify team blind spots.
08 June 2021
Gannett president talks to INMA about 2020 lessons and 2021 plans
INMA Executive Producer Mark Challinor interviews Gannett President Maribel Perez Wadsworth about COVID challenges in the past year, Gannett’s commitment to diversity, future goals for USA Today and its other titles, digital subscriptions, and Big Tech.
19 May 2021
Dagbladet considers newsroom life after COVID-19
The global COVID-19 pandemic presented media with challenges that may be shaped into new opportunities. Here are the things Dagbladet is considering as it transitions to a post-COVID newsroom.
09 May 2021
Media leaders should embrace spiral of recruitment where A-players hire A-players
When a position isn’t filled quickly, there is a tendency to make concessions. But news media executives who wait for that “unicorn” will find it worth the wait in the long run.
02 May 2021
Big Tech executive shares advice on handling product teams, customers, stakeholders
INMA Product Initiative Jodie Hopperton talks to the head of product management at Asana, Jackie Bavaro, about what processes to take with new product ideas, how much interaction product managers should have with customers, how to best work with stakeholders, and best practices in hiring a product team.
28 April 2021
Empathy, communication carry the media employee experience post-pandemic
Health, safety, employee well-being, and mental health were among the most talked about aspects of the workplace in 2020. Will these lessons carry into the future at media companies?
20 April 2021
Why results-oriented, human-centered A-players help grow media companies
A-players are characteristically human centered, results oriented, have high-learning agility, and are intrinsically motivated. They like to excel, come in all shapes and sizes, and can work in all departments of the company.
06 April 2021
6 steps for connecting departments in a media organisation
The most important thing for building a culture of connection is that a deeper connection must be made between the different departments (horizontal) and between the different layers in the company (vertical).
09 March 2021
Connection, empathy define the world’s most successful leaders
Needs-focused leaders realise their success is dependent upon a host of invested stakeholders. News media leaders can learn from the companies consumers truly love.
28 February 2021
Media organisation alignment builds foundation for future digital subscription success
Strategy, structure, and culture must work in harmony for organisations to realise their full digital subscription potential.
15 February 2021
3 things media companies should consider when hiring for brand new roles
Management consultant Abhijit Bhaduri shares thoughts on how to hire for new roles that no one already has experience for, as well as three things media organisations need to consider.
04 February 2021
How to communicate in a way that makes sense to all media teams
INMA Product Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton shares advice on successfully communicating among media company departments.
03 February 2021
How a corporate mission inspires digital transformation
Media organisations may need to engage in exercises to redefine their core mission as they work through digital transformation with their teams.
02 February 2021
Management expert shares 3 methods for hiring better media talent
Author and management consultant Abhijit Bhaduri shares three pieces of advice for hiring better talent with INMA.
21 January 2021
Media companies share ways product teams work with tech
INMA Project Initiative Lead Jodie Hopperton takes a big picture look at how many news media companies — Tamedia in Switzerland, Bauer in Germany, Schibsted in Norway, and MediaNews Group in the United States — intersect product and tech.
20 January 2021
How MediaNews Group creates strategies and buy-in for product teams
Jodie Hopperton, head of INMA’s new Product Initiative, talked with the head of product and technology of the U.S.-based MediaNews Group about how the product team works internally.
19 January 2021
Empathy, authenticity are key pillars of a strong organisational foundation
Leading from a place of empathy and authenticity shows employees that media organisations care about their people.
18 January 2021
Opportunity to upskill is key to attracting new talent for Indian news media organisations
Author and management consultant Abhijit Bhaduri outlines three key factors to take into consideration when recruiting new talent — the most important being the candidate’s opportunity to upskill.
14 January 2021
Grupo RBS details its 2-year data-driven journey
Developing a data-driven strategy at Grupo RBS over the past two years involved hiring the right talent, positioning technology within the company, and building out data products.
03 January 2021
Cross-functional staff roles at The Daily Beast results in clear brand messaging
The lean staff at The Daily Beast means that everyone works together in cross-functional ways to produce the content and brand messaging for the company.
22 December 2020
HR leaders should remember employee advocacy is important to a news brand
Employees are powerful advocates for an organisation, building trust with and demonstrating transparency to the outside community.
07 December 2020
At Dagens Nyheter, the editor-in-chief is also the CMO
At Dagens Nyheter, digital subscriptions are a key focus of the company strategy, so it was natural to have the editor-in-chief also be the CMO.
03 December 2020
Culture of connection was key to the subscription comeback at Mediahuis
Two executives from Mediahuis Partners found success in transforming their companies through human connection, resulting in astounding growth. They shared their journey in an INMA Webinar.
02 December 2020
Funke, Nikkei share how innovations in management structure drive growth in subscriptions, revenue
Funke Media Group in Germany and Nikkei in Japan are finding success driving growth through innovations in their organisational strategies. They shared how at an INMA Readers First Meet-up.
22 November 2020
Culture change brings editorial, commercial together at Aftenposten
When Aftenposten transformed to bring its editorial and commercial departments together, the culture change resulted in teams working together for mutual success.
29 October 2020
Financial Times aligns virtual newsroom, culture to new reality
Financial Times responded to its virtual transition with updated communication platforms, metrics, and strategies, meeting and exceeding its audience engagement goals for 2021.
12 October 2020
Stuff NZ’s “All of Us” programme aims to inspire, retain high-performing employees
Implementing the “All of Us” initiative has created a quantifiably more diverse, dynamic, and responsive workforce for Stuff. Here are the programme’s five objectives.
27 September 2020
Amedia closes the gap on live graphic production despite 1,550-kilometre distance
Amedia’s live graphic production requires a cross-country team, but viewers reap the benefits to enjoy coverage of Norway’s women’s premiere league football.
21 September 2020
What will the COVID impact on media corporate culture look like?
The pandemic has forced media companies to adapt and adjust their corporate cultures in ways they never imagined possible. How will it all work in the longer run?
15 September 2020
NZME cultivates, retains journalists with its People Programme
NZME took a flexible, modern, and personalised approach to training and mentoring employees, and it has paid off with better retention.
13 September 2020
Times Group HR director shares 4 rules of passion-driven leadership
The rule of BLUE — believe, learn, undying intent, and evaluate — highlights key cornerstones media human resources teams need as they help employees achieve their purpose through passion. COVID adds another: Sincerity.
31 August 2020