Wan-Ifra postpones Newsroom Leaders program due to coronavirus

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Wan-Ifra postpones Newsroom Leaders program
Wan-Ifra postpones Newsroom Leaders program

Wan-Ifra recently announced that it has decided to postpone the Newsroom Leaders initiative from the World Editors Forum and Wan-Ifra. It is a module-based learning workshop program intended to improve the knowledge of editors and journalists. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event is postponed as Wan-Ifra believes that the safety and health of participants and course leaders are of utmost importance.

These events will now take place from 27 to 30 May 2020 and 1 to 4 June 2020. The Newsroom Leaders module will have the Dunamic Journalism module on 27 May 2020 at Delhi, Maximizing the impact of your investigative journalism on 28 May 2020 at Delhi, Audience Development Program on 29 and 30 May 2020 in Delhi. While its modules scheduled to be conducted in Chennai are, advanced data mapping for journalists on 1 and 2 June 2020 and newsroom leadership and change management on 3 and 4 June 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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