The New York Times was in the news on several fronts today. First, Peter Kafka on AllThingsD.com, reports that the newspaper has seen an increase in circulation revenue, but that both print and digital advertising figures are down. Kafka also notes the number of digital subscribers has climbed to 532,000. According to a report on FishbowlNY, the company might announce a new CEO as soon as September (former CEO Janet Robinson left late last year).
In other NYT news, Reuters reports that as of this past Monday, the Times has pulled the plug on its BlackBerry app. And, in yet another report, former Executive Editor Bill Keller tells GigaOM's Mathew Ingram why we should defend WikiLeaks.
The Associated Press has updated its social media guidelines, according to Rachel McAthy on the journalism.co.uk website. Among the updates is clarification "that its journalists are allowed to tweet breaking news even if a story is not yet on the wire," she writes.
Nieman Lab's Adrienne LaFrance reports on a new feature recently launched by The Wall Street Journal: "a pop-out Markets Data window that puts a real-time markets ticker in the corner of your screen."
In Australia, PANPA's Elizabeth Jarrett writes that Damon Johnston, the new editor of the Herald Sun is making a new push into digital. “We will be reviewing all our paper products and making an unprecedented commitment to breaking news, compelling photographs, and video as part of our digital offering," Johnston is quoted as saying. The paper also launched a digital subscription model in March.