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Eight news organizations named for first GNI APAC Subscription Lab

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Eight news organizations named for first GNI APAC Subscription Lab

The inaugural cohort includes small, medium, and large news publishers, representing a diverse cross-section of print and digital native news organizations. Each partner will be collaborating with FTI Consulting over the next four months to develop recommendations and strategic action plans to address digital subscription gaps across people, process and technology. The GNI APAC Subscriptions Lab is a shared experience and participating publishers will work closely together to maximize learnings and optimize results.
Virtual onsite sessions are expected to start in October 2020 and the selected news organizations will receive a business review, subscriptions diagnostic, and capability assessment from the FTI Consulting team.

Publisher bootcamps are scheduled towards the end of the year to share key insights and learnings with the broader news ecosystem. Watch out for more updates as they progress through the program. 

- Southeast Asia Globe

- BloombergQuint
- The Hindu

- The Jakarta Post

- Business Insider Japan

- Malaysiakini

- CommonWealth Magazine 

The eight news organizations join a global GNI subscriptions lab community which includes 26 other publishers in North America, Europe and Latin America.


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