Two photojournalists were killed in Misrata, Libya, and two photographers working with them were injured. Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated co-director of Restrepo, and Pulitzer finalist Chris Hondros were fatally wounded while covering a battle between Gadhafi's forces and rebels, The Associated Press reported.
After less than four weeks the New York Times paywall launched, the site has seen more than 100,000 digital subscribers sign up, Journalism.co.uk reported. Janet Robinson, president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company, said that the launch of the site's digital subscription packages online "brings our plan for a new revenue stream to life."
The Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, is to follow the example of The New York Times and many others by setting up a paywall in September. The newly launched website of the paper can be read for free until then. According to the newspaper's editor who spoke to The Guardian, "the price [of digital subscription] will be very low."
Citizen journalism is a growing trend, but there are many challenges in engaging citizen journalists. A new app called Tackable aims to tackle some of them. News editors can post photo assignments to the app, allowing users to see a map of the area around them with the posted assignments, Editor & Publisher reported.