From the Editors Weblog
Ex-investigative journalists from Hungary’s largest newspaper Origo have launched a new project after facing censorship on their work, but their refusal to bow to government pressure puts them in difficult territory to finance their project.
After 172 years of male domination behind the editor's desk, The Economist has appointed Zanny Minton Beddoes its first woman Editor-in-Chief.
A new report from Humans Right Watch has documented how independent media in Ethiopia are being increasingly repressed in brutal fashion. The situation has worsened over the past year, despite hopes of improvement in freedom of expression and access to information ahead of this May's election.
WhatsApp has just launched a web version of its very successful conversation app. It still needs to run through your phone and can only be accessed by Android users, but pioneering BBC Apps Editor Trushar Barot told Jake Evans the new service will make internal communications and co-ordination of newsgathering much easier.
Despite facing terrorism-related charges, the Editor-in-Chief of Turkey’s most-read daily newspaper Zaman says he takes heart from the public response to police raids on media outlets and his own detention. “When readers support their newspapers, when colleagues support each other, only then will journalism survive,” Ekrem Dumanlı told the World Editors Forum.
In 2014, the video game industry grew four times faster than the US economy. As newsrooms find new ways of creating revenue, there is a growing contingent of journalists operating at the intersection of gaming and journalism. Angelique Lu has produced a major interactive feature for WAN-IFRA exploring trends in the gamification of news - Gaming Journalism (click through the link for the full multimedia experience).
Once seen as a path to quick success with advertisers and a sure-fire winner with public-transport commuters, free daily newspapers in Europe have taken a hard hit in the past several years.
USA Today was recently named Mobile Publisher of the Year and Mobile Web Site of the Year by Mobile Marketer. Editor-in-Chief David Callaway told Angelique Lu how they've grown the app since it was introduced on app stores 18 months ago. Here, Lu curates the key learning outcomes shared by Callaway.
The latest edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sold out within a few minutes of newsstands opening in France today. People queued in lines from the early morning to try to get a copy of the magazine, and the print run has been increased to five million copies to keep up with the demand. Ashleigh Tullis reports.
Journalists, religious leaders and human rights activists have gathered at UNESCO's Paris headquarters one week after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The event - 'Journalism After Charlie' - is focusing on the increasing incidence of violence against journalists and the need to reinforce respect for diversity and freedom of expression. Julie Posetti is there.
There are already calls for further restrictions on internet and media freedoms following the Charlie Hebdo massacre. It would be a tragedy if that were the legacy of those who died protecting their right to freedom of expression. WAN-IFRA Research Fellow Julie Posetti joined the massive Paris unity march yesterday - this is her account.
This article is being cross-published in leading newspapers around Europe and worldwide in support of Charlie Hebdo, and to highlight the issue of attacks against journalists as a major threat to global press freedom.
How Paris children's newspapers reported #CharlieHebdo terrorist attack: Free special editions published
To “honor the victims and help parents talk about it with their children,” a Paris publisher is offering free access to its three age-targeted dailies covering the deadly terrorist attack on the newsroom of the satrical weekly Charlie Hebdo, and advice to parents about how to talk about it.
The #CharlieHebdo newsroom massacre has rocked the journalism community around the world. Many leading international newspapers ran editorials today that declared the 10 slain magazine staff heroes, and even press freedom 'martyrs'. The need to reject attempts to silence journalists and urge tolerance towards Muslims constituted the dominant themes. Ashleigh Tullis and Julie Posetti looked at eight major international English language titles' editorials and curated front pages and cartoon tributes from around the globe.
Charlie Hebdo defiant: "there is no way, even if they killed 10 of us, that the newspaper won't be out next week"
After the former Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo were fire bombed in 2011, the satirical magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Stephane Charbonnier, told Le Monde "I'd rather die standing than live on my knees". Yesterday, Charb, as he was affectionately known, was gunned down during a Charlie Hebdo editorial meeting, along with eight colleagues. But former staff and survivors of the attack have vowed to ensure that the magazine will go to print as scheduled next week.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum condemns today’s attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously injured.
#KirbyDelauter - a Frederick County Council member in the US - has trended on Twitter after he threatened a journalist Bethany Rogers with legal action for using his name without his permission.