This week as the Leveson Inquiry enters its final stage, Lord Black, chairman of the Press Standards Board of Finance, rejects statutory involvement in the press in favour of an “independently-led self-regulation.” (The Guardian)
The Italian watchdog Ossigeno per l’Informazione announced that starting this week it will publish a review in English on threats to journalists in Italy. Ossigeno Bad News, as the newsletter will be called, wants to compare Italian problems with similar problems in similar countries that have different press liberties. "The review will try to shed light on the dark forces which lurk behind the scenes of journalism and information: forces which are strongest in advanced countries, where all problems seem solved."
Mediaweek reports that The Sun is not only Britain's most-read paper but also its most 'liked' one. This week it became the country's first newspaper to achieve 1 million Facebook likes.
In an article for Poynter, Sam Kirkland, a copy desk intern for the Tampa Bay Times, discusses what it means for the industry when newspaper headlines scream old news.
The fissures are growing for newspapers: David Carr for the New York Times on why newspapers are running out of time to adapt to a digital future.
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