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ANF Oct/Nov 2018

ANF Oct/Nov 2018

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Summaries of main articles published in ANF Oct/Nov 2018. Click on headlines to read articles in ePaper edition.

Interview with Sinead Boucher, Chief Executive Officer of Stuff

How Stuff Works

Sinead Boucher is making Stuff happen at Fairfax New Zealand, a subsidiary of Australia's Fairfax Media Limited. Fairfax New Zealand officially assumed the name of its highly popular news site on 1 February 2018.

Besides operating the country's largest news site, Stuff owns Neighbourly - a hyperlocal social media platform, Stuff Fiber - a fibre-only internet service provider, Stuff Pix - a digital movie streaming service, energyclubnz  - an energy retailer which provides electricity at cost for a small weekly membership fee, and a slew of other business ventures. Even after shedding 35 per cent, or 28 of its print titles earlier this year, Stuff still operates a mix of over 47 national, metropolitan, regional and community newspapers across the country and several magazines, including the TV Guide. She tells Joon-Nie Lau what makes Stuff tick. 

The importance of digital subscriptions as a key revenue driver in Asia

WAN-IFRA APAC's Digital Subscriptions Summit took place on 10-11 July 2018. Summit chair, Steffen Damborg, sums up key takeaways from the event in Kuala Lumpur.

Digital Media Asia 2018: Digital revenue, technology and innovation

Asia's largest digital media conference addressing digital revenue, technology and innovation returns to Hong Kong this year. Participants will hear from an impressive line-up of over 30 speakers from international news organisations to the region's largest news publishers as they share their successful strategies and inspiring case studies to engage and grow audiences and drive new revenue streams. 

Exposing lies, uncovering truth: Standing true to a mission 

By Tom Benner

As an American journalist living and working in Asia, I have watched in astonishment as powerful leaders around the world have sought to delegitimise the free press and undermine government transparency. The attacks that we see today on journalists and journalism by self-seeking and self-serving interests speak to the core of our mission. 


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Kimberly Lim


2018-10-22 13:25

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