Self-censorship exists in HK news media, poll finds

EJInsight :: Hong Kong’s news media has had its general credibility rating improve slightly to 5.86 out of a maximum of 10, according to a survey by the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Read Frank Chen, www.ejinsight.com

Vietnam to phase out its print media

Saigoneer.com :: Last week, the Vietnamese government announced that it aims to trim down the country's print media outlets by 2020, according to Vietnam News. 

Read Staff, Saigoneer, saigoneer.com

Why are journalists so reluctant to correct and re-examine challenged stories?

SteveButtry :: I am dismayed by the continuing refusal of respected media companies to re-examine and correct their reporting when confronted with documentation of their errors.

Read Steve Buttry, stevebuttry.wordpress.com

Newseum launches a site to help students explore the past through the news

Poynter :: Newseum announced Wednesday that it launched a new site, NewseumED, which offers lessons plans and resources for elementary, middle and high school students.

Read Kristen Hare, www.poynter.org

Google now sees more than half of its 100bn monthly searches occurring on mobile devices

The Verge :: Google may be waging an ongoing battle against its competitors to keep smartphone owners using the web, but recent evidence suggests it's making progress. Google's Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search, said today Google now sees more than half of its 100 billion monthly searches occurring on mobile devices. 

Read Nick Statt, www.theverge.com

Facebook finally reveals what its ‘dislike button’ will really look like

Venture Beat :: It’s probably one of Facebook’s most requested features — a “dislike” button that lets users express an emotion other than “like”. 

Read Paul Sawers, venturebeat.com

Facebook releases new research Into how to maximize audience response on Instagram

Social Media Today :: As the platform continues to grow, many marketers are looking to Instagram as the next big opportunity. Now with more than 400 million monthly active users – beating Twitter on that stat – Instagram is making moves towards increased monetization.

Read Andrew Hutchinson, www.socialmediatoday.com