Pakistan's journalism in times of technology and 24/7 news

Express Tribune :: For a country undergoing the 24/7 TV news revolution, the session ‘News, Views and Sensationalism’ was bound to draw a large crowd.

Read Bilal Abbas, tribune.com.pk

‘Traditional TV viewing for teens and tweens is dead. Not dying. Dead.’

Guardian :: But AwesomenessTV still wants to package shows with creators like Meg DeAngelis up for traditional channels, according to chief executive Brian Robbins.

Read Stuart Dredge, www.theguardian.com


NBC inquiry said to find that Brian Williams embellished

Huffington Post :: An NBC News internal investigation into Brian Williams has examined a half-dozen instances in which he is thought to have fabricated, misrepresented or embellished his accounts, two people with knowledge of the investigation said.

Read Ravi Somaiya, www.nytimes.com

'The King of Bullsh*t News' - Did Central European News (CEN) make up stories?

Buzzfeed :: In recent years, CEN has become one of the Western media’s primary sources of tantalising and attention-grabbing stories. They’re often bizarre, salacious, gruesome, or ideally all three: If you’ve read a story about someone in a strange country cutting off their own penis, the chances are it came from CEN.

Read Alan White, Tom Phillips, Craig Silverman, www.buzzfeed.com

Alexis Madrigal named editor-in-chief at millennial-focused news organization Fusion

Poynter :: Alexis Madrigal, who decamped from TheAtlantic.com to join Fusion months ago, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the millennial-focused news organization, Capital New York reports.

Read Benjamin Mullin, www.poynter.org


Tracking TV ads for mobile apps

LostRemote ::  Today, AppsFlyer announced a new tool to measure and attribute television advertisements for mobile app campaigns. The new tool tracks installs in a geographic area after an ad runs, and then generates post-install analytics so app creators and marketers can track their returns.

Read Karen Fratti, www.adweek.com

Portugal media outraged over proposed election coverage law

AP :: Portugal's leading media companies are in uproar over proposals by political parties that would require journalists to submit their election coverage plans to a central committee for approval.

Read Staff, AP, www.huffingtonpost.com