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The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada have each declined to sign a United Nations treaty on telecommunications and the Internet. The US Ambassador to the conference, Terry Kramer, stated that ‘we candidly cannot support an ITU treaty that is inconsistent with a multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance.’

Recent research by the UK regulator Ofcom suggests that Internet users ‘already rely more on the network than newspapers and magazines for their national news’ and the Internet is likely to overtake TV also.

The online culture and current affairs magazine Slate is the latest in a long line of news organizations to consider a pay model – in its own words, a ‘subscription-based premium membership program’.

22 victims of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal have reached court settlements, including the radio DJ Jamie Theakston and Robbie Williams’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa Brash.

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Frederick Alliott

Date

2012-12-14 17:25

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; 

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Frederick Alliott

Date

2012-12-07 18:15

American TV station CNN is set to recruit the former NBC boss Jeffrey Zucker to fix a network seemingly in the throes of an identity crisis.

The editor of the British periodical The Spectator Fraser Nelson has broken rank on the eve of the publication of the Leveson report, stating in an editorial that the magazine will play no part in ‘state-sponsored regulation’.

Speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange expressed surprise after the European Commission ruled that a block on processing donations for his organization by credit card companies was unlikely to have violated EU anti-trust rules.

ITN Productions, makers of both ITV and Channel 4 News, has launched an innovative ‘citizen’ video journalism platform called TruthLoader, which will host amateur footage from locations around the world.

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Frederick Alliott

Date

2012-11-28 17:29

Wide-ranging research has been completed into the trust and value readers across Europe place in their printed newspapers, says a report by INMA.

Major European media and advertising groups have been hit hard by the continuing economic downturn, with Lagardere posting a 17 percent slump in Lagardere Active, the magazines and radio division, in Q3, reports Reuters.

Editors of local papers in the UK have signaled their frustration at being treated the same as their badly behaved national counterparts, campaigning to retain self-regulation and rejecting statutory involvement, Greenslade explains in the Guardian.

A PR firm working on behalf of the Russian government has been found to be posting seemingly independent opinion columns praising the current administration, ProPublica reports. Pieces have appeared on CNBC’s website and the Huffington Post in the past two years connected to the public-relations firm ‘Ketchum’.

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Frederick Alliott

Date

2012-11-19 18:49

We are experimenting with replacing our "Media links" post with a feed of "Recommended reading," where we will not only suggest to you what we think are some of the most interesting articles around today, but we will highlight why we think they are worth reading. Do let us know what you think — either in the comments section below this post or send an email to emma.goodman@wan-ifra.org

The newsonomics of Pricing 201, NiemanLab.org

News industry analyst Ken Doctor offers several lessons learned about what is working best for news publishers using digital subscription models. “Now, waist-deep into the digital circulation revenue revolution, we’re adding fact to hunch, data to intuition,” he writes. Among the lessons he sites: Digital can be used to reinforce print — for now; Content counts more than ever; and Setting the meter ever lower is key to creating member value — and revenue.

In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable, Pew Research Center

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Emma Goodman

Date

2012-09-28 16:31

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