2015/08/01

Murdoch's determination to keep print journalism alive may have been the best thing that ever happened to the WSJ

Huffington Post :: Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion. 

Read Michael Levin, www.huffingtonpost.com

Chicago Bears new media coverage rules: don’t report on us

Poynter :: Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone. Now the Chicago Bears apparently would like beat reporters to self-destruct or otherwise disappear.

Read James Warren, www.poynter.org

In times of war, Pentagon reserves right to treat journalists like spies

CPJ :: The Pentagon has produced its first Department of Defense-wide Law of War Manual and the results are not encouraging for journalists who, the documents states, may be treated as "unprivileged belligerents."

Read Frank Smyth, cpj.org

American Journalism Review will cease operation after almost 38 years of publication

Poynter :: The announcement was made on the publication’s website Friday evening. The news comes exactly two years after it ceased the production of its print edition.

Read Gurman Bhatia, www.poynter.org

Trevor O'Brien, product lead running all Twitter apps, is departing

Re/code :: Trevor O'Brien, who joined Twitter a year and a half ago from YouTube and oversees product for Twitter's iOS and Android apps, is departing the company, according to multiple sources.

Read Kurt Wagner, recode.net

The Stage, the 135-year old actors’ newspaper, is introducing a metered paywall for regular readers

Guardian :: The paper, which is family-owned, is “flicking the switch” on 3 August in a move which will see it charge a £3 monthly “subscription” to what it calls “heavier users” of its website.

Read Oliver James, www.theguardian.com

NBC, mitĂș partner to bring mobile, VOD series to Latino millennials

Rapid TV News :: NBC Universo has announced a new partnership with mitú, the technology-driven media brand comprised of Latino digital content creators and social media influencers.

Read Juan Fernandez Gonzalez, www.rapidtvnews.com

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