About half of the Chicago Tribune's local editions have been cut since the company suspended its work with Journatic, a supplier of outsourced journalism, according to a report on Poynter by Andrew Beaujon.
"If Africa wants to be taken seriously, it must generate its own content," was a theme of a panel discussion on "Broadband Africa - Opportunities for Innovation and Transformation," part of Africa Rising: The Highway Africa Conference 2012 in Association with the Global Forum for Media Development, which took place this week in Grahamstown, South Africa. While there is a lot of connectivity within Africa, there is not a lot of content being created there, one panel member noted.
Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive of News International, "has revealed The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers are preparing to implement a 'groundbreaking' automated system that will convert prints ads into digital iterations," according to a report by Arif Durrani on MediaWeek's website.
"Newsmedia companies should search for new revenue streams and business models actively," Masa Peura, head of business development at Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat, tells the INMA News Blog in an interview.
The Economist reports that an Italian court in Milan has again ruled against former Italian Prime Minister Silvo Berlusconi in a libel suit he had sought against the paper.
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