"The Washington Post is not going to be a pioneer in paid online content", Poynter.org reported. Rick Edmonds quotes Washington Post Company CEO Don Graham who, during 38th Annual Global & Media Communications Conference, sponsored by UBS, says "We will watch what The New York Times does, what the Times of London does; there are experiments galore going on in pay models in newspapers all around the country. We're not going to be pioneers in those experiments but we'll be watching every one and if somebody knows a better way to operate a newspaper business, we'll be interested. We're quite willing to be followers on this front."
French news site Rue89 has looked at how effective French news organisations are on social networks. Le Monde has by far the most Twitter followers and Facebook fans, followed by L'Equipe and Rue89 itself. To see the graph, click here.
According to the Irish Times, a leading Norwegian child psychologist has argued that newspaper front pages that scare children break the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Professor Magne Raundalen suggested a series of guidelines for the press when covering stories about child death on the front page. These included "the exclusion of pictures of the child who has been killed, the avoidance of headlines such as "child killed by mum or dad", and the avoidance of detailed information on the method of death."
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