SINGAPORE - The leading media in Asia have agreed to collaborate to promote World News Day, in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of professional newsrooms and quality journalism for proper governance and society in the region. Fifteen editors from across Asia agreed on Tuesday (May 7) to produce content to mark the day, which falls on May 2. It was started in 2018 by the Canadian Journalism Foundation to celebrate the work of journalists and raise awareness of the value of fair, independent journalism. The plan to lend their support was one of the initiatives proposed by the media honchos who gathered in Singapore for the inaugural meeting of the World Editors Forum (WEF) Asia Chapter. During the discussion at the revamped newsroom of The Straits Times, the editors also brainstormed on how to improve capacities across newsrooms in Asia. They agreed to share best practices on newsroom transformation. These include sharing experiences and learning points from the upgrading of a traditional newsroom to one that operates across multimedia platforms in the new media business environment. The editors agreed that this initiative was timely as newsrooms face many common challenges and need to collaborate to address pressing issues…. Read full this story
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