It has now been said repeatedly that India – together with Brazil – is a booming market for newspapers. Factors include economic growth, urbanization, an expanding middle class and rising literacy rates, as a recent report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has said. As much has been written recently on the Indian news media last month, Professor George Brock, Head of Journalism at City University, collected the links in one place.
During catastrophes, reliable data is an essential part of news coverage. The Guardian Datablog mapped every verified event when Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast.
When it comes to quality and accuracy of information, 140-character limits and time constraints are no excuse for lower standards. This was the decision of the BBC Trust's Editorial Standards Committee in relation to a tweet that reproduced a shorter version of a story’s headline. The story linked to in the tweet was about David Cameron attacking Labour's handling of NHS Wales, but the Committee has found that the shortened version was inaccurate. Journalism.co.uk reported the story here, and here you can read the words of the BBC Editorial Standards Committee.