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"98% of commenters now use their real name. Since enforcing this, we've seen toxicity come down - it's a safer, more welcoming community, and attacks on writers is down 25% - plus an increase in the number of comments. People who don't use a real name stick out for a bad reason - they're now blocked and then become compliant."

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Listening to articles: How Le Monde uses a synthetic voice to better engage audiences

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What makes a reader decide to subscribe? We look at how Clarín defined the type of journalism that converts and integrated learnings into the newsroom.

How we developed a custom collaborative editor for our journalists at Contexte

At Contexte — a fast-growing B2B online media on politics founded in 2013, based in Paris and Brussels - email is our main information product. Daily briefings result from collaborative…

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The French publisher’s quest to reach new audiences

We met on a cold Friday morning, in a noisy café in Paris’ 15th arrondissement. Coffee in hand, Bérénice Lajouranie, Managing Director of the daily business newspaper Les Echos, accompanied…

Breaking the silo: bridging editorial and commercial teams, the essentials for success

The separation between editorial and business activities of news organizations has long been a fundamental norm of journalism. Journalists have traditionally considered this separation as both an ethical principle and…

From the brink of bankruptcy to digital transformation: the impressive story of Les Coops de l’info

Can you introduce the Les Coops de l'info group?  Les Coops de l'info is a cooperative press group of six local publishers and one media for younger audiences. Our local…

The Risk of Personalization: do people want and trust it?

My name is Lars K Jensen, and I am a former journalist who has been working with digital development, analyses and journalism in the media industry for several years. I work…