Mashable lists 11 ‘tech trends for 2013’, analysing developing technologies which it says will play an increasingly central part in the future of modern media;
In a bid to save £7 million from its budget, Guardian News & Media reveals plans to cut 68 editorial posts;
After years of bad headlines for the news industry, The Economist claims that ‘things have started to look a bit less grim, particularly in America’, regarding newspaper circulation figures;
The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones has a special report on the social media revolution in China, including an in-depth look at the company Tencent – described as a ‘powerhouse’ in the country;
Pulitzer-winning foreign correspondent Paul Salopek is preparing a walk from Africa to South America, documenting his travels over the course of 7 years and 22,000 miles;
The British Labour Party has begun drafting statutory legislation for a press law in response to Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into press standards, after campaigners and others rejected alternative proposals from national newspaper editors;
Joshua Benton reflects on the demise of The Daily, and suggests some lessons to be learned after the News Corp.-backed iPad-only ‘newspaper’ closed last week;
Mathew Ingram discusses the ‘ongoing unbundling of the news’ in the context of ‘Syria Deeply’, a ‘digital newspaper/community’ devoted solely to the conflict in the war-torn country.