World Association of Newspapers has appointed an Australian journalist Julie Posetti to investigate the future of journalism and newspapers.
Posetti role will entail reporting on innovation within the sector and undertaking research on the future of journalism, the future of newspapers and digital transformation within the media industry.
Posetti, who has 25 years of media experience, will take up the 12-month research fellowship with the world press organisation in February. WAN-IFRA, headquartered in Paris and Germany, represents more than 18,000 news publications, 15,000 online sites, and 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.
WAN-IFRA is a trade association with a human rights mandate covering every aspect of newspaper and news publishing and works closely with 79 national newspaper associations. Its main charter is the defence and promotion of press freedom and the economic independence of newspapers. It is also the industry’s leading “think tank” for new strategies, business models, and operational improvements. It issues a wide variety of research reports through its “Shaping the Future of the Newspaper” project, which identifies, analyses and publicises all important breakthroughs and opportunities that can benefit newspapers all over the world.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity – both in terms of research and journalism practice.
Despite the gloomy future often predicted for journalism, I remain optimistic about the opportunities for industry transformation and I feel privileged to work at the front-line of these processes as a WAN-IFRA Fellow,” Posetti said in a statement issued by WAN.
By: Daniel Obi