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18 August 2021
NEW DELHI (18 August 2021) – The power of data fused with journalism is breathing new life into the hopes for a sustainable digital business model for publishers in South Asia faced with digital and cultural transformations during the pandemic. This was the dominant message emerging from last week’s South Asia News Media Summit by the International News Media Association (INMA).
Some 875 delegates from 72 companies in 11 countries participated in the INMA South Asia virtual event, which brought together the professionals from the leading media companies in South Asia.
Key takeaways included:
Meanwhile, INMA contributed to the Summit global learnings in transformation and platforms, from its news industry-leading initiatives.
Supported by the Facebook Journalism Project, Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and Notix, the August 12-13 Summit was testimony to INMA’s ongoing initiatives in South Asia, and association executives say planning is already under way for a 2022 follow-up event based on the popularity of last week’s virtual conference. Early evaluations suggest this was one of the highest-rated INMA events of the year.
“What INMA brings to South Asia media companies is a unique look at best practices around the business of journalism,” said Madhavi Sekhri, head of INMA’s South Asia Division. “Feedback from participants in last week’s Summit emphasised the strength of programming and the focus on the business side of the news industry. Financial freedom, sustainability, and growth are key themes in the INMA community and were resonated at the South Asia Summit.”
Registrants received access to the livestream, along with all recordings and presentations associated with the Summit.
Coverage of the INMA South Asia News Media Summit may be found at INMA.org.
The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-platform environment. The INMA community consists of more than 18,000 members at 900+ media companies in 77 countries. In its 91st year, INMA is the news media industry’s foremost ideas-sharing network with members connected via conferences, reports, Webinars, virtual meetings, and an unparalleled archive of best practices. INMA leads the news industry with its initiatives dedicated to better understanding digital subscriptions, smart data, product, advertising, and the emerging relationship with the Big Tech platforms.