Ready to learn with global news leaders and accelerate your digital journalism offering, design new products, and explore and test new revenue streams?


Changes to audience demands, business models, and distribution challenges mean we need to reimagine how we bring value to our communities with our journalism while building a robust business for the digital future. 

To help do so, IPI and MIDAS are excited to launch the NewsSpectrum Digital News Accelerator. It’s a chance to learn from experienced publishers, product managers, and journalism leaders in this special series of webinars and online workshops designed for minority-language news media. The accelerator is open to all minority-media professionals in Europe (see more details below).


Over four courses in March we offered various workshops to help you:

  • Find ways to take your journalism to new people
  • Use new journalism formats and platforms to engage audiences
  • Conduct and use audience research
  • Design, test, and build new products that meet your audience’s needs and values
  • Diversify your revenue streams
  • Build reader revenues 
  • Explore different business strategies
  • Develop strategies to support your journalists and combat online harassment

Online workshops and other video resources

You’ll find here a range of video and other resources to support your digital development.


Here’s the full accelerator programme with links to detailed information about each session.

♦ Tackling online harassment and smear campaigns 
March 8, 2022 I 10:00 – 14:00
Javier Luque, head of digital communications for the International Press Institute (IPI)
Becky Gardiner, Senior lecturer at London Goldsmiths University, Media and Communications, UK
Caroline Muscat, founder and managing editor of The Shift, Malta

♦ Digital skills for the reader revenue era in publishing
Part 1: Thursday, March 17  I 15:30 – 17:30
Part 2: Friday, March 18 I  15:30 – 17:30
David Tvrdon,, Slovakia
Jana / Petit Press, Slovakia
Vicent PartalVilaWeb, Spain
Gwyn NissenDer Nordschleswiger, Denmark

♦ Audience research and product development for small newsrooms (Part 1)
Part 1: Tuesday, March 22  I 15:30 – 17:30
Lena Beate Pedersen, Product Manager, Schibsted, Norway
Nigel Mugamu, Founder and Chief Storyteller, 263Chat, Zimbabwe

♦ New media business models and diversifying revenue streams
Part 1: Tuesday, March 29  I 15:30 – 17:30
Part 2: Wednesday, March 30 I  15:30 – 17:30
Styli Charalambous, Daily Maverick, South Africa
Tomas Bella, co-founder and head of digital at Denník N, Slovakia
Virginia Alonso, Editor-in-Chief; Pú, Spain

Audience research and product development for small newsrooms (Part 2)
April 26, 2022 I 15:00 – 16:30
Karl Oskar Teien, Director of Product, Schibsted / Aftenposten, Norway

Training facilitator: Jacqui Park, Head of Network Strategy and Innovation, IPI



Contact Milica Miletic at [email protected]