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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

MALTA

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 2018

UNITED STATES

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

UNITED STATES

Folio: 2018 class of Top Women in Media. © .
Folio: announce 2018 class of Top Women in Media

Folio: has announced its 2018 class of Top Women in Media to represent the best and brightest up and comers, entrepreneurs, change-makers, corporate champions, and industry trailblazers in the media industry...

6 Apr 2018

UNITED STATES

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November release set for highly anticipated Michelle Obama memoir

A much-awaited memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama will be published in North America on November 13 and will appear simultaneously in 24 languages worldwide.

27 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

15 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Newspaper woes send Murdoch's News Corp into red

NEW YORK - US media group News Corp on Thursday reported a loss in the past quarter, hit by declines in advertising and writedowns at its global newspapers...

11 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

The New York Times reported it swung to profit in the past quarter on gains in digital subscriptions and online advertising |
Subscription gains help put NY Times in profit column

NEW YORK - The New York Times Co. said on Thursday gains in paid digital subscriptions and stronger online advertising revenues helped the newspaper swing to profit in the second quarter...

28 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday...

21 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

US newsstands are increasingly rare as readers turn to online platforms for information |
US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants...

11 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States...

9 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The New York Times and Spotify new subscription service will cost users $5 a week in the US ()
NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

UNITED STATES

Gannett maintains offer for LA Times owner
Gannett maintains offer for LA Times owner

WASHINGTON: USA Today publisher Gannett said on Tuesday it would maintain its $864m offer for newspaper rival Tribune Publishing, saying a tie-up would be good for both companies...

8 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Amazon takes its publishing program global
Amazon takes its publishing program global

WASHINGTON, USA: US online giant Amazon said on Wednesday it was expanding its crowdsourced publishing program called Kindle Scout, opening it up to authors around the world...

10 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Harper Lee novel sets one-day record at Barnes & Noble
Harper Lee novel sets one-day record at Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK, USA: Harper Lee's novel "Go Set a Watchman" set a record for first-day sales in the adult fiction category at Barnes and Noble, the largest US bookstore chain announced on Wednesday...

16 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read
Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads.

25 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

Fifty Shades of Grey arouses sex toy boom
Fifty Shades of Grey arouses sex toy boom

NEW YORK CITY, US: The erotic bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates...

6 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

The true Little House story makes a splash in US
The true Little House story makes a splash in US

WASHINGTON DC, US: The autobiography of Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a surprise publishing hit in America...

5 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Get the news from wearable technology
Get the news from wearable technology

WASHINGTON, USA: Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news using wearable technology.

11 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

New York Times profits halve, digital subscription revenue climbs
New York Times profits halve, digital subscription revenue climbs

NEW YORK, USA: The New York Times Co reported a sharp drop in profits as lower advertising revenues offset gains in digital subscriptions.

30 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Samsung looking into Nooks with Barnes & Noble
Samsung looking into Nooks with Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK, USA: Samsung unveiled plans to produce a co-branded tablet computer with US bookseller Barnes & Noble (B&N), which has struggled with its Nook line of devices.

6 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

Amazon.com 'not optimistic' about Hachette book deal
Amazon.com 'not optimistic' about Hachette book deal

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Online commerce company Amazon.com said it doubted that it would soon bury the hatchet with book publisher Hachette.

28 May 2014

UNITED STATES

Google's EU data case raises censorship fears
Google's EU data case raises censorship fears

WASHINGTON, USA: A European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision ordering Google to delete some personal data on request has raised concerns about online censorship and how Internet searches work in various countries.

14 May 2014

UNITED STATES

French economist's book on inequality tops Amazon list
French economist's book on inequality tops Amazon list

WASHINGTON, USA: French Economist Thomas Piketty's book on income inequality rose to the top of online retailer Amazon's best sellers.

23 Apr 2014

UNITED STATES

Fact-checking journalism gains momentum
Fact-checking journalism gains momentum

WASHINGTON, US: The facts are the focus as part of a trend in journalism spreading from the United States to many places around the world.

14 Apr 2014

UNITED STATES

Online news attracts star power and big money
Online news attracts star power and big money

WASHINGTON, US: The news media is generating some big news of its own, as a growing number of star US journalists move online, bringing followers and financial backers with them.

26 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

Have you entered the 2014 Tabbies?
Have you entered the 2014 Tabbies?

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers.

11 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

Amazon pulls mangled ebooks from Kindle shelves
Amazon pulls mangled ebooks from Kindle shelves

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Amazon has yanked gibberish translations of classic works from the shelves of its online ebooks store.

10 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Google gets into the game of Internet-age storytelling
Google gets into the game of Internet-age storytelling

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming up with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet-age adventure in storytelling.

17 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

2014 Tabbie Awards open for nominations
2014 Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website.

17 Jan 2014

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