At leading media companies, like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the majority of traffic now bypasses the homepage, writes Neiman Lab's Adrienne LaFrance. Newsrooms are increasingly finding that visitors to their sites are "coming in through the sidedoor" meaning homepages are perhaps less important than they once were.
Media Network Carat is predicting that digital ad spending will surpass newspaper ad spending this year. Btobonline reports that "digital ad spending will garner a 15.3 percent share of the global ad market this year, up from a March projection of 14.5 percent."
Meanwhile time is of the essence for Time Inc.'s digital overhaul, according to the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly, who writes: "after operating profit tumbled more than 40 percent in the most recent quarter, there’s a new sense of urgency surrounding Time Inc. and its push to capture digital dollars."
Fears for freedom of the press mount in India, where the government was accused of censoring freedom of speech after it blocked more than 300 internet web pages it claimed contain "incendiary" material inflaming communal tensions in the country,according to The Telegraph.
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