From the Editors Weblog
After decades of international research confirming the marginalisation and abuse of women in the media, a newly formed, UN backed global alliance is promising action.
Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dissolved a state news agency, RIA Novosti, along with its radio affiliate, Voice of Russia, on Monday. The move, according to RIA Novosti, “appears to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.”
Eight major U.S. tech companies including Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to form the Reform Government Surveillance group. They have also published an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama and members of Congress – urging for the reform of laws regulation government surveillance of individuals.
Trinity Mirror launched its latest online journalism project, Ampp3d, this week. The venture looks to use the format of viral news sites like BuzzFeed and Gawker, but change the content with verified news that matters.
After being locked out of too many events, journalists are boycotting the use of official White House photos. Last month, 38 news outlets united in sending a letter to the Obama administration, protesting its treatment of photojournalists.
Former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin launched The Information last week, a subscription-based tech news website, which will cost readers $39 monthly, or $399 annually.
Nelson Mandela will be given a state funeral on Sunday, 15 December – set to be among the largest of the past 100 years – and the government has put together a strict set of guidelines for the media.
Nelson Mandela’s face dominates front pages of the world’s newspapers today, after South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma announced the death of the great leader.
Yesterday, Upworthy published a blog post about why the company has soared to success after just over a year and a half online. What sets them apart, they believe, are their interesting and engaging headlines.
As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, Kenyan journalists are mourning the loss of media freedoms. Separate events, linked by a thread of democratic values.
They're elusive, sleepy, hungry, and constantly on-the-go. They're young readers – or hopefully will be soon. But there's much more to young people, as well all know. The task for newspapers is figuring out how to best reach them in this sea of information. Most likely it will be on the platform of their choice, covering topics they're interested in and offering something new – preferably in a two-way conversation
Earlier this week, Vice President Joseph Biden took a moment during his diplomatic trip to Asia to condemn the Chinese government’s treatment of foreign reporters. This comes after journalists from Bloomberg News and The New York Times have experienced delays in getting their yearly visa renewal. If the government does not grant the renewal, the reporters will be forced to leave China.
Medium, a blog publishing platform from the creators of Blogger and Twitter, has updated its design to focus more on visual elements in a post, and has also changed the way its collections work.
In an interview with editor-in-chief of The Inquirer, Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, Gunnar Springfeldt gets to the bottom of how the newspaper reported the 'pork barrel' scandal that revealed large-scale fraud of public money in The Philippines.
Until the devastating typhoon Haiyan, another story has dominated the Filipino news flow this year: the “pork barrel” scandal. The leading Manila daily, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, is responsible for breaking this news story that will change the country forever, and that has seen tens of thousands of Filipinos take to the streets.
“You have to try a lot harder if you’re a journalist… It’s no longer where you went to school or what degrees you have. It is your skill,” Mathew Ingram, a senior writer with Gigaom, told participants at the School of Journalism at Sciences-Po in Paris during its annual conference on new journalism practices earlier this week.