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Bizcommunity.com reported yesterday that South African Sunday tabloid Scoop! is set to close down after being launched just four months ago. The website also announces that Cape Argus, another South African paper, is being reduced in size from broadsheet to compact.

Journalists at the FT, who have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, have told the company's chief executive that disagreement could be "extremely damaging to the FT brand and to relations in the newsroom." FT management has called the vote in favour of industrial action "unwarranted and unreasonable," writes Press Gazette.

The Guardian announces that its reporter Nick Davies has been named as the winner of the Paul Foot award for investigative journalism for his work in uncovering phone hacking at the News of the World.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-29 18:25

French journalist Edith Bouvier and UK photographer Paul Conroy have both been smuggled out of the besieged Syrian city of Homs into Lebanon, the BBC reports.

Stephen Farrell discusses conflict reporting in the 'post-embed era' in the New York Times blog At War.

The Knight News Challenge has opened, inviting entries via Tumblr on the theme of 'Networks.' The first round application, which consists of seven questions, will close on 17 March.

The Leveson Inquiry continues: see the Guardian's extensive coverage here as the paper's star investigative reporter Nick Davies gives evidence.

For more industry news please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service


Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-28 18:38

Several media commentators have been contributing to a discussion about whether including external links is important for journalism, and what the best practices are for linking. Steve Buttry of the Journal Register Company lists four reasons why he thinks linking is good for journalism, and two why it's good for business. Felix Salmon at Reuters stresses that linking is important, but that journalists should be more focused on linking to primary sources rather than to other news organizations.

The BBC has released its new social media strategy for England in 2012, writes the BBC College of Journalism. The new strategy includes a commitment to a minimum level of social media coverage in each region, and a stipulation that journalists and programme makers in all English regions should have or develop the skills to use social media.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-27 18:16

It's up and up for Mail Online. The Guardian reports that, according to data from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the site boasted just under 100 million monthly browsers in January. Mail Online was named as the world's biggest newspaper site by comScore last month.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has noted that a police investigation into the killing of Brazilian editor Paulo Rocaro has found stronger evidence that he was murdered because of his journalistic work. Rocaro covered stories about drug trafficking on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

The New York Times reported two days ago that Google plans to launch a pair of high-tech glasses "that will be able to stream information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time." Forbes ponders the ways that the new technology could revolutionise virtual advertising.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-23 18:41

The Economist's debate on the pros and cons of social media wraps up today. So far, 69% of readers have agreed with Jeff Jarvis, who is defending the motion that "society benefits when we share personal information online".

Media Helping Media has published an article running through the basics of fact-checking for journalists.

The Guardian reports that, for the London Olympics, the BBC will be broadcasting the men's 100 meter final in 3D.

The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have made a deal to share their content through the Associated Press's digital platforms. The AP announces in a press release that the two new brands will become available through its distribution network this month.

For more industry news please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-15 18:41

Sales of i have risen 47% year on year according to ABC figures reported by Press Gazette. This makes it the only UK national daily to have increased year on year circulation last month.

As PrimaComunicazione reported, there's also been some good news for the Italian newspaper market. Audipress, the national bureau tracking newspapers circulation, announced that daily papers' readership grew of the 3% between September and December 2011, compared to the period April-July.

Nieman Lab reports that the Wall Street Journal has been using Instagram and Pinterest to cover New York fashion week. Pinterest, an increasingly popular, invitation-only social network, has a high proportion of young, female users.

Facebook has updated its format to give ads a more prominent position, writes BetaBeat.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-10 18:18

In the UK, journalists at Thompson Reuters have voted to strike for the first time in over 25 years in response to a below-inflation pay offer. Journalists will strike for 48 hours next week, just as Thompson Reuters publishes its full year financial results, reports The Guardian.

Africa Times News reported that the first African tablet device, which was presented at the Africa Web Summit in September 2011, has been launched in Congo on January 30. Way-C, which means "starlight" ("lumière des étoiles") in a North Congolese dialect, is the first in the history of these new technologies on the continent, the article says.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-03 18:48

The Daily became available on select Android devices today. News Corp's tablet app used to be iPad-only, but now it can be downloaded on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, reports Paid Content.

The New Haven Register, owned by the Journal Register Co. announced today that it will outsource its printing to Hartford, laying off 105 workers. According to publisher Tom Wiley, the move will allow the Register to start a new "open newsroom," enabling residents to participate in local journalism.

A French cameraman working for France-2 TV Television was killed in an attack in the Syrian city of Homs today, reports The Independent. A Dutch freelance journalist has also been injured.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-11 19:04

Instead of limiting its next app to one device like the iPad, Fortune magazine has built a new app to run inside web browsers on a variety of platforms. And although the app, called Fortune500+, will only run only on desktop and laptop browsers at first, it will soon run on tablet browsers too.

As a web app, Fortune500+ joins what seems to be a slowly rising tide of apps that run in web browsers instead of the operating systems of particular devices.

Continue reading on Ad Age Mediaworks

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-04-07 10:17

Years in the making, a complex new set of rules for measuring newspaper circulation officially launched with the release today of results for the six-month period that ended March 31. Total paid circulation is gone as the top-line measure. In its place is a summary number for total average circulation, both paid and "verified."

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-04-07 10:06

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